Special Initiatives

Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Ida B. Wells FellowshipThe Ida B. Wells Fellowship promotes diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work. The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting, by providing a $10,000 award and editorial advice from a dedicated Investigative Fund editor.


Puffin Foundation Investigative Fund

Puffin Foundation Investigative FundThe Puffin Foundation supports investigative journalism in the independent media seeking to highlight voices and stories often excluded or marginalized by mainstream outlets. The foundation’s commitment to journalism in the public interest allows The Investigative Fund to produce and place in-depth investigative stories in a variety of publications and to support independent reporters.


H.D. Lloyd Fund for Investigative Journalism

H.D. Lloyd Fund for Investigative JournalismThe Investigative Fund is pleased to announce a new, three-year partnership with the H.D. Lloyd Fund for Investigative Journalism, beginning in 2013, which will support up to four investigative stories annually.