Frequently Asked Questions

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What is J-Funders and why should I attend?

This annual gathering began in 2002 when a handful of journalism funders got together to compare notes about the most pressing issues facing journalism and how funders could address them. For the past 11 years, MIF has been hosting this gathering, which continues to provide an important opportunity to strengthen connections among journalism funders and to provide opportunities for funders to discuss their work and share ideas with one another.

We know that funders rely in part on the expertise of other funders. This meeting will help you make connections to peers who are eager to share best practices and lessons learned. By taking a broad view across the field of media funding to include many different types of platforms, issues and philanthropic goals, we are uniquely able to bring funders together around specific topics, connect funders and media makers who might not otherwise cross paths, and in the process, expand the field of journalism funding.

Am I eligible to attend?

This is a funder-only gathering that’s open to MIF members and non-members. If you are unsure of your eligibility to attend this gathering, please contact Shannon Thomas at

Please note: If you purchase a ticket and are not eligible to attend, the ticket price will be refunded but not the processing fees.

What's on the agenda?

This year’s agenda will feature discussions on new initiatives in the field, innovative funding models, questions around best practices, efforts to build and sustain media equity, and more.

How much does it cost?

Members (in person): $750 (+$52.15 processing fee)

Non-members (in person): $1000 (+$68.91 processing fee)

Members (virtual): $125 (+$10.23 processing fee)

Non-members (virtual): $150 (+11.90 processing fee)

What if I need to cancel? Do I get a refund?

Media Impact Funders is committed to providing exceptional experiences for all attendees of our events. We understand that circumstances may change, and you may find yourself unable to attend.

We strive to accommodate our attendees to the best of our ability while also managing the resources necessary for hosting successful events. Instead of requesting a refund for your ticket, we invite you to consider the following options:

  • Turn your ticket cost into a powerful contribution that will directly impact MIF’s mission, work and initiatives. Your support helps us serve our growing network of funders who care about effective use of media, and the programs we create to serve them.
  • Transfer your ticket to a colleague at your organization. Just let us know the name and email of your colleague

Refund Policy

  • Refund requests made on or before August 23, 2024, will receive a full refund (minus $55 processing fees).
  • Refund requests made August 24-September 23, 2024 will receive partial refund of 50% of your ticket cost (minus a $55 processing fee).
  • We are unable to offer refunds on or after September 24, 2024 .
    Refunds will not be provided for virtual-only registrations.
    Refunds will be processed within 3-5 business days after approval.

Is the venue accessible?

KQED is a fully accessible building. Please direct specific questions about accessibility to Roshni Melia at

Are there hotel accommodations?

We don’t have a room block, but there are plenty of options nearby.

We recommend: Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., San Francisco

How do I help sponsor JFunders24?

If you are interested in providing sponsorship, email Courtney Eshleman, MIF’s Director of Development,

Generous sponsorship comes from:

  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Outrider Foundation

What is the Journalism Funders Network?

MIF’s Journalism Funders Network is a strong and active network of MIF and comprises a diverse constellation of philanthropic organizations. Through convenings, original research reports and field-building activities, we aim to strengthen connections among journalism funders and offer them opportunities to discuss their work among peers. Learn more.