The Washington News Council has just been awarded two new grants to sustain our operations in 2012:
- A $100,000 matching grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is the third year of a Gates challenge grant, which the WNC matched by raising more than $100,000 from other sources in 2011.
- A $10,000 community activities grant from Microsoft. The company has donated that amount to the WNC nearly every year since we were founded in 1998.
A big THANK YOU to both the Gates Foundation and Microsoft for their continued generous support of the Washington News Council for the past 14 years. They clearly believe in our vital mission as an independent forum for media ethics. We are not only grateful, but excited to continue our important programs throughout 2012.