Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation (EBF) for Minority Interests in Media is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create career opportunities in the media industry for young people of color through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience, and professional development.


Lack of diversity in media is directly correlated to accuracy and impartiality of the representation of people of color in the media. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation (EBF) for Minority Interests in Media is dedicated to creating a more diverse media industry across all functions and levels by connecting promising students and experienced professionals of color to opportunities at the top media companies advocating for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.

With the help of our grant, EBF seeks to improve recruiting, development, and placement of their members across the country in order to diversify the media long term. This grant will allow EBF to carry out their goals by investing in the Fellowship Program (entry-level talent creation), Scholars Program (fellows talent creation), Alumni and Media Professionals Network (experienced talent pipeline creation), and promoting best practices in diversity and inclusion hiring by sharing lessons learned across partners and through convenings and shared communications.


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Total Commitment

2017: Up to $300,000 over two years.