The Foundation's program, Sound Partners for Community Health, was designed to support radio stations that demonstrate how community-centered journalism can positively affect the ways in which local health care issues are addressed.This grant will enable the launching of the Foundation's new local public radio program. A full-year's proposal for this activity will be prepared as soon as arrangements are finalized with the organization that will be the program's institutional home, most probably the Benton Foundation in Washington, D.C. Benton is a foundation committed to helping nonprofit organizations work better with the media and has experience as an administrator for grant programs funded by other sources. During this time period, the national program staff will establish a database of local public radio stations, develop a call for proposals, and begin planning a survey regarding coverage of local health issues to be used in designing the program's content. In the three months covered by this grant, the national program staff will engage in many of the activities necessary to launch this competitive grant program, including: establishing a database of local public radio stations, developing a call for proposals, and beginning planning the program's outreach component; the Benton Foundation will conduct a survey regarding coverage of local health issues to be used in designing the program's content.
Amount Awarded $175,584.00
Awarded on: 1/31/1997
Time frame: 2/1/1997 - 12/31/1997
Grant Number: 31265