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Joyce Foundation makes a grant to MinnPost and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

MinnPost and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism are receiving a major grant from The Joyce Foundation to support reporting on key issues in their neighboring states.

Joyce FoundationThe $100,000 grant, to be split by the two nonprofit news organizations, will fund coverage of political reform in Minnesota, as well as coverage of political reform, environmental protection and gun violence issues in Wisconsin.

Our news organizations will collaborate to provide the public and policymakers with in-depth stories, exploring problems and potential solutions.

We’re excited to be working with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, which is based in Madison, WI, and publishes on the website  Under the direction of Andy Hall, the Center works with partners and mainstream and ethnic news media to improve the quality and expand the amount of investigative journalism in Wisconsin, with a focus on government integrity and quality of life issues.

This is MinnPost’s first grant from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, which supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. The Joyce Foundation’s grantmaking supports research into Great Lakes protection and restoration, energy efficiency, teacher quality and early reading, workforce development, gun violence prevention, diverse art for diverse audiences, and a strong, thriving democracy. The Foundation encourages innovative and collaborative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by george hesselberg on 04/25/2013 - 11:10 am.


    Congratulations. Minnpost and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism are a good mirror-match. Andy Hall and his group are good for the state and good for journalism here in Wisconsin. It is important to note that such ventures are good for all journalism, as the center has shown that cooperative distribution and projects work for the everyone, inspires other reporting efforts and includes a teaching/mentoring aspect that creates a necessary consistency. I don’t work for it, though as a codger journalist I have worked with Andy and much of the staff. I like its inclusiveness and independence, and can’t think of a more worthy recipient of support.

  2. Submitted by rolf westgard on 04/25/2013 - 11:46 am.


    Keep up the good work. Minnpost is one place where all side of an issue can aired.

  3. Submitted by Joe Nathan on 04/26/2013 - 11:47 am.


    Congratulations on this grant.

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