The Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) is dedicated to promoting and protecting free expression through educational activities that foster the practice and respect for First Amendment principles and values, to enhance the quality of services provided by newspapers to their communities, and to support reading and literacy efforts.
First Amendment causes
Community newspaper outreach programs
For assistance in formulating ideas for the grant, contact Foundation Director, Barry Locher at (217) 241-1300, ext. 223.
This grant program funded through the Illinois Press Foundation. Any Illinois high school existing journalism program may apply.
Need a computer, software or other equipment for your school media program?
The Illinois Press Foundation’s Illinois High School Media Mini-Grants Program is offered to Illinois public or private high schools with existing media programs.
Sorry, home schools are not eligible. Broadcast programs excluded.
The application for 2017 will be available at the end of January. Deadline to apply will be April 21, 2017. Grant awardees will be notified by May 5, 2017. Grant will be awarded before Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.