Funding Resources

Grant Opportunities

Alaska Press Club Professional Development Funds (Up to $5,000)

In 2020, Alaska Press Club will fund professional development opportunities with support from Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. We’d like you to partner with us to offer training and workshops that will provide reporters with the knowledge, skills and inspiration needed to do the work Alaskans depend on. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from Jan. 31 to Dec. 31, 2020 or until funds are spent.

Examples of what Press Club can fund include moving existing training online, guest presenters, panels, bootcamps, newsroom mentorships, training registration fees, enhancement of existing training programs and the development of training tools, presentations and resources for reporters (i.e. toolkits, style guides, digital tools, online instruction, etc.).

Priority will be given to projects that involve collaboration among newsrooms. Preferred areas of focus include basic news skills, in-depth reporting, digital journalism, communications law, journalism ethics, community engagement and increased coverage of diversity. The selection committee is open to additional areas of focus as need is demonstrated.

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Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism

The Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism is looking for stories that increase public understanding of complex, underreported issues in Alaska. We encourage collaboration with local news organizations. A majority of the project team must be Alaska-based.

Applications are accepted twice a year. The application deadline is midnight (AKST) February 1 and August 1. The maximum grant is $25,000. Grants cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, equipment rental and specific services. 

National Endowment for the Humanities – Short Documentaries

The purpose of this grant is to support documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through short documentaries. The short doc can support single films or a series addressing significant figures, events or ideas. The subject of the film must be related to “A More Perfect Union”.

All applications are due by January 6, 2021. If interested, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement at

National Endowment for the Humanities – Media Projects

Purpose of the program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing methods. Media projects makes awards at two levels – development and production. 

All applications due January 6, 2021. See Funding Opportunity Announcement at