Independence Public Media Foundation Announces $5.5 Million in Grant Renewals

A Spiral Q puppet show display that reads 'our community is not for sale'

PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2023—The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) announces $5.5 million in grant renewals—all one-year grants unless otherwise stated—for ongoing support to organizations and projects aligned with the Foundation’s program areas, as listed below:

Community Storytelling 

  • ¡Presente! Media Collective — $80,000
  • 2Puntos — $80,000
  • 5 Shorts Project — $150,000, three-year grant
  • Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture — $75,000
  • Asian Arts Initiative — $75,000
  • Big Picture Alliance — $200,000, three-year grant
  • Centro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo y Educación (CCATE) — $75,000
  • Colored Girls Museum — $240,000 grant, three-year grant
  • Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA Radio) — $50,000
  • Communitas Arts + Culture, LLC  — $66,000
  • Delaware Local News Initiative — $50,000
  • First Person Arts — $300,000, three-year grant
  • Germantown Info Hub at Resolve Philly — $150,000
  • Impacto — $50,000
  • Kensington Voice — $300,000, three-year grant
  • Lil Filmmakers — $325,000, three-year grant
  • LoveNowMedia — $200,000, three-year grant
  • The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University (South Jersey Information Equity Project)— $75,000
  • Paul Robeson House / West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance — $70,000
  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) — $225,000, three-year grant
  • Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF)  — $270,000, three-year grant
  • Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative — $25,000
  • PhillyCAM — $350,000, three-year grant
  • Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News (POPPYN) — $250,000, three-year grant
  • South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) — $75,000
  • Scribe Student Fund — $25,000
  • Sisters in Film & Television (SIFT) Media — $300,000, three-year grant
  • Taller Puertorriqueño — $70,000
  • Termite TV Collective — $150,000, three-year grant
  • Uptown Radio — $50,000
  • We Are the Seeds — $75,000
  • The Welcome Project PA — $80,000
  • WURD Radio (Environmental Justice Initiative) — $75,000
  • Youth Set the Stage — $75,000

Internet for All

  • Media, Inequality and Change Center — $80,000
  • Philly Community Wireless — $200,000, three-year grant
  • Technology Learning Collaborative — $75,000

Narrative Shift for Movement Building

  • Amistad Law Project — $75,000
  • Just Media — $63,000
  • Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting — $100,000
  • Spiral Q — $200,000, three-year grant

IPMF looks forward to strengthening existing partnerships and supporting community-led storytelling and media-making for justice movements.

Click here to see a full listing of our grants.

For more information or if you have questions or feedback, contact Enni Aigbomian,


About Independence Public Media Foundation
Formerly known as WYBE Channel 35, Independence Public Media Foundation was founded in 2018 when WYBE sold its broadcast license as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Incentive Auction and received a one-time payment of $131.5 million. With these funds, IPMF supports Black-led, Indigenous-led, and people-of-color led media organizations and media making projects that help communities build their narrative power for equity and justice.

Enni Aigbomian

Enni Aigbomian

Enni uses storytelling and visual media to advocate for disenfranchised communities in the U.S. and abroad. Her work focuses on the African diaspora and Indigenous communities in the Americas, as well as the socio-economic rights of women and children. A communicator for social change, Enni has collaborated with international community media and nonprofits such as World Young Women’s Christian Association, Fundación CEDESOCIAL, Vokaribe Radio, and HOPE Worldwide, Bolivia.

Enni has worked with Philadelphia community media and nonprofits such as the American Friends Service Committee, FunTimes Magazine, and Philatinos Radio. She also served as the first head of communications at Read by 4th, Philadelphia’s grade-level reading campaign managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. She sits on the board of Shelterforce Magazine, an independent publication that covers the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization.

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