With an eye on the present, the Focus Grant is a special purpose fund that addresses urgent current issues. This fund offers one-off grants in amounts up to $25,000 with planned disbursements totaling $100,000 annually.
This year, The Rogovy Foundation is allocating funds to support investigative journalism projects, as well as community-based assistance for frontline health and service industry workers affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
Supporting investigative journalism.
Through the Focus Grant, we aim to fund projects with strong investigative potential. The Rogovy Foundation places great value on the Fourth Estate, and supports journalism’s essential role in a functioning democracy. We look for projects and non-profit organizations that can have substantial impact.
We are particularly keen to providefunding for documentary films engaged in investigative journalism. We are huge fans of documentaries that are driven by investigative reporting and told through a powerful narrative.
With the Focus Grant, our objective is to strengthen public knowledge and transparency. Our goal is to encourage exposure and awareness of topics that include serious crimes, corruption or conflicts of interest.
Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis. Proposals are accepted by invitation only.
Coronavirus COVID-19 assistance.
The coronavirus crisis, a black swan event, has quickly impacted a broad slice of American culture and activity. Through a number of charity organizations, we have chosen to support first responders which include healthcare workers, delivery drivers, and other essential services affected by this emergency.
We are also supporting restaurant workers and disrupted educational programs.
A complete list of The Rogovy Foundation 2020 Focus Grants can be foundhere.
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