The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) was founded in 2003 with a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation. In 2007 it acquired registered charity status (no.1118602).
Over the years, CIJ has been supported by a number of foundations including: City University London, Democratie en Media, the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Park Foundation, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the David and Elaine Potter Foundation, the Roddick Foundation and several smaller private trusts.
The CIJ has access to 501(c)3 tax-deductable status in the US, through Public Interest Projects (New York).
Our Current Funders
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued, generous and invaluable support to CIJ and to investigative journalism around the world.
City University London
City University provides office space, technical facilities and meeting rooms for the CIJ, and we and work closely with the department of journalism.
Find out about the journalism courses run by City University.
The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
The David and Elaine Potter Foundation have provided substantial, long-term core funding and specific project underwriting. Over the years, the Potters have more than doubled their annual support to CIJ.
Vist the David and Elaine Potter Foundation website.
Democratie en Media
Stichting Democratie en Media have recently donated funds towards CIJ's Whistleblowers project which began in March 2012. These funds have enabled the production of materials to increase public understanding of one of investigative reporters main sources and responsibilities: whistleblowers.
Visit the Democratie en Media website.
The Lorana Sullivan Foundation
The Lorana Sullivan Foundation helped form CIJ and has continued to support CIJ's core and project activities such as the annual Summer School, Film Week and the new CIJ website that went live in June 2012.
Find out more about the Lorana Sullivan and the Foundation set up in her memory.
The Open Society Institute (OSI)
OSI has been a core funder for many years. Their grants have gone towards underwriting summer school costs and bursaries for foreign journalists. We have been delighted to assist in OSI training initiatives, particularly in the former Eastern Block.
Vist the Open Society Institute website.
The Park Foundation
The Park Foundation is a major contributor to public broadcasters and the public interest media in the US and has given research grants to the CIJ through Public Interest Projects (New York).
Vist the Park Foundation website.
The Reva and David Logan Foundation
The important support from the Logan Foundation began last year and directly supports CIJ publications, assistance for the Director and other resources for investigative journalists.
Vist the Reva and David Logan Foundation website.
The Roddick Foundation
The Roddick Foundation began its invaluable support of CIJ core and research activities, including our agribusiness training investigation from early 2012.
Vist the Roddick Foundation website
In previous years, the CIJ has recevied funding from Ford Foundation, Article 19, the British Council and several smaller private trusts.