Type Investigations (formerly The Investigative Fund) is a newsroom for high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We bring underreported stories to light, cultivate diverse journalistic talent, and create a home for independent journalism that serves the public. Investigations cover the most critical issues of our time: immigration, labor, environment, corporate and government malfeasance, and civil and human rights.
Founded in 2000, Bold Type Books (formerly Nation Books) is a leading voice in nonfiction publishing, challenging power one book at a time. The imprint’s mission is to publish books that offer necessary interventions into public debates, challenge the narratives of the powerful, and offer visions of a more just, equitable future.
Since 2001, TomDispatch has kept a sharp focus on America’s wars even as they have slipped in – and largely out – of mainstream debate and discussion. A unique and hand-built syndication network brings each author’s work to hundreds of thousands of readers by email, major news sites like France’s Le Monde Diplomatique, as shortened op-eds in the LA Times, and through republication at dozens of other sites.
The Type Fellows program is open to both emerging and established journalists. We aim to support journalists with multi-year funding and to provide them with the resources they need to do their best work.
Our prizes spotlight the invaluable achievements of others. They allow us to publicly support acts of political bravery from truth-telling journalists, leading activists, and visionary artists. Each prize is accompanied by a financial award, providing material support for future work.
Public events have been at the heart of our work for over five decades. At our first event, in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave one of his first speeches against the Vietnam war. In 2017, we hosted Colin Kaepernick amidst a national controversy over his stand against racism in America. In between, we have hosted dozens of visionary leaders, writers, thinkers and activists to discuss the urgent and important issues of our time.
Our work is made possible through the generous support of individuals and institutions committed to a free and independent press, civil liberties, and social justice. We are a 501(c)(3) public foundation, and donations are