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DJNF Grant Proposal

The News Fund accepts proposals for two program strands designed to fulfill our mission of encouraging students to pursue careers in journalism: College Internship Residencies and High School Journalism Workshops.
Guidelines for these programs are available through these links:

For High School Workshop Proposals are only accepted by invitation, please do not submit a letter of inquiry or grant proposal.

For Intern Residency Guidelines, click here.

Additionally, the Fund will review unsolicited proposals that directly relate to the foundation's mission.

Click here to open/save the Basic Grant Application Form for an unsolicited proposal. It requests a narrative description of the program or project, a description of the organization, an itemized expense and income budget, resumes of personnel, proof of 501 (c)(3) status and other relevant materials.

The Fund does not award grants to publish commercial newspapers or underwrite dinners, luncheons, receptions or other special events. Grants are made only to non-profit, federally tax-exempt organizations.  DJNF does not pay facilities and overhead fees to grant recipients or their parent organizations.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for DJNF funding.

Proposals must be submitted no later than Oct. 1. Decisions are announced after the annual meeting of the Board of Directors in November.

Directors of previously funded DJNF programs must complete the required final reports and expenditure accountability forms before submitting new proposals. They must log on at Returning DJNF User to submit these reports.

Potential grant applicants may consult with Fund staff about proposals before submission. Send email to or call (609) 452-2820 to request consultation.

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