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

Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION)

Formerly a project of the Poynter Institute, the mission of LION Publishers is to foster the viability and excellence of locally focused independent online news organizations and cultivate their connections to their communities through education and action.

Why We Invested

LION is the nation’s only association dedicated to Local Independent Online News Publishers, who are successfully creating the future of local news with locally owned and operated news organizations that directly serve their communities. LION helps foster the viability and excellence of locally focused independent online news organizations through training, resources, peer learning and more. Through these efforts, LION advances the case for strong local independent online journalism and represents their members’ interests in the public sphere.

Total Commitment

2019: $300,000 over 2 years 2018: $25,000 over 6 months. 2017: Up to $250,000 over 18 months.

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