Center for Public Integrity receives challenge grant to boost environmental reporting
December 29, 2010
With a multi-million dollar nonprofit fundraising contribution, the Center for Public Integrity will be able to accelerate its environmental investigative reporting.
The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment has awarded the center with a $2.5 million challenge grant to be distributed over five years. The money will allow the center to hire additional environmental reporters and nearly double the amount of resources it devotes to environmental coverage, which currently stand at 10 percent of its annual budget.
In fact, the center hired acclaimed reporter Ronnie Greene earlier this month in an effort to drive greater coverage of these issues.
"Unfortunately, the global environment remains under siege on many fronts," said Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of the foundation. "We see a tremendous need for greater exposure of the abuses of money and power that are at the heart of our great environmental problems. The Center for Public Integrity's brand of hard-hitting investigative journalism is perfectly suited to the job."
The Grantham Foundation, previously known as the Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Charitable Trust, was established in 1997. It seeks to bring about greater public awareness of environmental issues in the hopes of finding a solution.