J-Lab's financial support comes from several sources, including grants, consulting, and income from publications and workshops.

Several foundations have backed various J-Lab activities.

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The Gannett Foundation funded a training summit for women news entrepreneurs, as well as the development of a suite of case studies and start-up resources.

The Wyncote Foundation recently funded a survey by J-Lab to identify emerging models of collaboration between public radio stations and their local and regional media counterparts.

The Knight Foundation supported the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism, the Knight Community News Network site, J-Learning and the New Voices initiatives.

The McCormick Foundation supported the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative. 

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation supported J-Lab's training and professional development and the creation of learning modules for entrepreneurial journalists.

The William Penn Foundation supported J-Lab media-mapping activities, research in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards.

The Ford Foundation supported J-Lab's seminal 2007 report on the rise of citizen media ventures.

See more information on our consulting activities here.