GFEM is now Media Impact Funders




Media Impact Funders is committed to advancing the field of media arts and public interest media funding. Media Impact Funders serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media content, infrastructure, and policy, those who employ media to further their program goals as well as a collaborative network for funders who wish to learn more about media.


We recently undertook a strategic review in which we listened to many of the leading voices in the field, who urged us to pursue several key strategic imperatives: to serve as a more constant convener, providing a forum for important discussions like our Annual Funder Conversation and pre-conference Institute with the International Human Rights Funders Group (see highlights below); to become a more vibrant knowledge network; and to become a catalyst for collaboration.

And we heard loud and clear that we need to change our name. Documentary film continues to be a critically important medium. But it's not the only thing we care about as an organization, and many people have the false impression that film is our main concern, to the exclusion of all other aspects of media in the public interest.

After many conversations and excellent feedback from peers, we're excited to announce our new name: Media Impact Funders. We are funders, working broadly on media issues in order to create impact.

We'll be rolling out a new website in the coming months and working hard to bring all of our programming in line with our new strategic imperatives.