ICIJ is proud to recognize funders who make our investigative journalism possible. Today, we’re highlighting two of these foundations – the Swedish Postcode Foundation and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation – that recently became part of the ICIJ community of supporters for the first time.
The Swedish Postcode Foundation will support important upgrades and improvements to ICIJ’s technology and tools, which are critical resources that drive our investigative reporting and encourage global collaboration.
In particular, it will support the Knowledge Center – a combination of data sets and documents that serves as an ongoing source of information and story leads for our network. It will merge leaked data obtained by ICIJ with publicly available data from around the world into an online searchable database.
The Knowledge Center will become an ongoing resource for journalists who can use this data to tell important, untold stories and hold the powerful accountable.
“In a world characterized by complexity and increased globalization, truth is more important today than ever before,” said Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General of the Swedish Postcode Foundation.
“Investigative journalism plays an important role in exposing abuses of power and structural inequalities. Facilitating collaborations between journalists helps increase the quantity and quality of investigative journalism worldwide. We are therefore proud to support ICIJ’s project, which creates a collective international platform for investigative journalists.”
ICIJ also received a first-time grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. The foundation supports organizations that advance social justice by promoting world-changing work in investigative journalism, the arts, environment, education, equity and inclusion, and documentary film.
This grant will support ICIJ’s core operations, helping us expand our capacity to produce even more groundbreaking investigative journalism.
“The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation is proud to support ICIJ’s award-winning and innovative investigative reporting,” said Jonathan Logan, the foundation’s founder and CEO.
“With the Panama and Paradise Papers, the ICIJ has shown in new and innovative ways how rigorous, fact-based reporting can hold the powerful accountable, and also what teamwork and impact look like. We share the ICIJ’s core values, and its commitment to groundbreaking investigative journalism.”
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on supporters who believe in the power of investigative journalism. All gifts to ICIJ – no matter the amount – make a difference. If you’d like to learn about how you can contribute, read more here.