To qualify for this Fund, you must be a U.S.-based journalist of any gender (including men) targeted as a result of your reporting at events related to the highly charged political unrest and polarization in the U.S., including elections, civil movements and other challenging environments. You may request support for:
- Immediate needs related to your professional work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment and protective gear;
- Long-term needs such as trauma, mental health services and referrals to legal support.
Applicants must be working journalists and must provide proof of their financial need. Funding is available to both staff journalists and those working independently.
To request assistance from the IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund, you must complete this preliminary questionnaire. Requests that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered. Requests will be reviewed in the order they were received.
If you have any questions relating to the IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.