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Press Forward MN Seeking Applicants for Host and Grantmaking Committees

Press Forward

Press Forward MN is a statewide movement to re-center local journalism as a force for community cohesion, civic participation, and government accountability, with a focus on racial equity. Press Forward MN is a five-year initiative with the goal of raising up to $10 million dollars to reinvest in Minnesota’s local news ecosystem.

Press Forward MN is seeking applicants to serve on the host and grant making committees. 

  • Host Committee: inclusive of practitioners and funders that will provide directional guidance and help set priorities and strategies for Press Forward MN. The host committee will not be doing grant review or making grant decisions, nor will the host committee of any of its members have any advisory privileges with respect to the distribution or investment of amounts held in the Press Forward Minnesota Pooled Fund. Learn more about the committee and apply.
  • Grantmaking Committee: composed of people with relevant experience, including but not limited to: local journalism knowledge, grantmaking experience. MCF will engage the grantmaking committee to review proposals and recommend grant decisions. The grantmaking committee will not include any donor to the Press Forward Minnesota Pooled Fund or any person appointed or designated by such a donor. Learn more about the committee and apply.

Applications are accepted through June 14th, 2024.

For questions, contact May Yang at

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