Why We Invested
Investigative journalism plays a crucial role in our political system by holding the powerful accountable and informing the public. In response to the current challenges facing American democracy, ProPublica believes that a renewed societal commitment to investigative reporting is necessary to sustain the critical role the press plays in exposing corruption. ProPublica seeks to fill this gap as a central component to the checks and balances of our democracy. This grant, in partnership with First Look Media, provides general operating support to ProPublica, whose ground breaking work combines hard hitting investigations and cutting edge data journalism in service to communities.