CRNI thanks these foundations and corporations for recognizing the value and impact of cartoonists in the political and social process; and for the difference their generous support has made in the lives of our clients:
The Herb Block Foundation (Washington, DC), for their series of one-year grants to support CRNI’s core operating costs. The Herb Block Foundation also assists in supporting our annual Courage in Editorial Cartooning award ceremony.
The National Endowment for Democracy for their grant support in 2015/16 and 2016/17, in particular funding for our workshop at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University, convened in September 2015 to plan a co-ordinated, global response to threats against cartoonists. We thank the staff at both the library and university for all their assistance as well as IFEX and the Herb Block Foundation for additional support.
The Challenge Fund in Journalism (New York, NY) for their one-year $15,000 challenge grant to help CRNI develop its infrastructure and individual donor base. We were able to match the challenge through a $25,000 individual contribution from Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for the New Yorker magazine. CFJ is a partnership of the Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Tribune Company.
New York Times Company Foundation (New York, NY) for a $5,000 grant to publish cartoon illustrated advocacy documents for cartoonists who are under great threat.
UNESCO (Paris, France), for their grant supporting strengthening the security of CRNI’s website (during 2007 our website came under very aggressive hacking attack from militant Islamists who wanted to silence our support for middle eastern cartoonists in trouble. It has not been hacked since.)
The Open Society Foundations (London, England), for a companion grant to the UNESCO project to strengthen our original website.
The Jyllands-Posten Foundation (Viby, Denmark) for a grant to underwrite our annual awards dinner in 2007, when the event honored the 12 Danish cartoonists whose lives were under threat from militant Islamists.
The DOEN Foundation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for a grant in 2012 to support MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) cartoonists under threat, to develop institutional capacity in the region, and to develop a safety manual for endangered cartoonists.
The Doha Centre for Media Freedom (Doha, Qatar) for their grant to support our annual Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning event in 2013.
Young D.C. (Washington, DC), for a series of annual grants from the Cartoons and Cocktails charity cartoon auction held each October at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.