We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Independence Public Media Foundation (IPM)! IPM made an $800,000 gift to establish a fund at Bread & Roses to support grassroots media and media making across the region.
IPM was founded in 1981 as a public broadcaster operating WYBE Channel 35 in the Philadelphia market. In 2017, it relinquished its broadcast license as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Incentive Auction and began transitioning into a private foundation. It seeks to fund media and related programs that strengthen and connect diverse voices and foster greater understanding across the Philadelphia region.
IPM announced its first round of grants on July 9. These grants, it says, represent a key step toward “advancing the foundation’s strategic goals, which were designed through a detailed community listening and engagement process.” Including the gift to Bread & Roses, it will make grants totaling $5.3 million to 11 organizations.
Read about the grants here: http://independencemedia.org/grants/
Learn more about IPM’s history and mission: https://medium.com/@MollydeAguiar/from-tv-to-philanthropy-65bcc799b02d