The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland has been home to the Journalism Center since its inception. Center staff actively participate in journalism forums, conferences and as part of the journalism community on campus.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation fosters public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honors distinguished reporting on disadvantaged children and families. In 1993, the foundation established the Journalism Center on Children & Families, formerly known as the Casey Journalism Center and continues to support the center's work today.
Founded in 1997 with General Colin Powell as Chairman and chaired today by Alma Powell, America’s Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of more than 300 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. Their work involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports they call the Five Promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others. The Journalism Center joined the America's Promise Alliance in 2009.
The Ms. Foundation for Women, a social justice foundation, delivers strategic grants, capacity building and leadership development to over 150 grassroots and national advocacy organizations in the U.S. A 2008 grant from The Ms. Foundation funded “Beyond the Headlines: Reporting on Child Sexual Abuse.” Through its Health & Safety initiative, the Ms. Foundation aims to secure the safety of children by preventing child sexual abuse and building healthy communities.
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that help vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. The Kellogg Foundation funded JCCF's 2009 two-day training conference on early education.
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation invests in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. EEJF contributes to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of youth education, professional development, long-term projects and special opportunities.
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