Promoting the work and advancing the role of women and nonbinary journalists across the globe is critical to advancing transparency and diversity in the news media.
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ), the first funding initiative of its kind, supports journalists and journalism projects including, but not limited to, professional development opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives led by women and nonbinary people. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, FWJ has supported more than 330 journalists from 47 countries since its inception in 2015.
Applications for FWJ are accepted on a rolling basis and are open to journalists of all nationalities. Learn more about application guidelines here. Questions not answered in the guidelines can be directed to Taylor Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that applications may take up to 8 weeks for the IWMF to process, from October 2023 to April 2024. At this time, we are unable to accommodate large grant requests of more than $10,000.