UNC Table Stakes participants part of latest round of Facebook grants

Several of our UNC-Knight Foundation Newsroom Initiative Table Stakes participants — past and present — received funding as part of the Facebook Journalism Project’s $16 million in relief funds for local news.

The grants include $10.3 million awarded to 144 U.S. local newsrooms as part of the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program and $5.4 million awarded to 59 North American newsrooms that participated in Facebook Local News Accelerator programs focused on subscriptions and memberships.

The pool of grant recipients is notable in several ways:

  • Nearly four in five are family- or independently-owned.
  • Half are published by or for communities of color.
  • Nearly 40 percent are digitally native publishers.
  • Just over a third are non-profits.

Here are the UNC Table Stakes organizations that are grant recipients:

Cohort 1

Grant Amount: $40,000

  • WFAE in collaboration with Qcitymetro (Cohort 3) and The Charlotte Ledger
    Grant Amount: $100,000

Cohort 2

Grant Amount: $75,000

Grant Amount: $150,000

Grant Amount: $100,000

Grant Amount: $35,000

Grant Amount: $99,153

Cohort 3

Grant Amount: $100,000

Grant Amount: $100,000

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