PRI Gets $1.6 Million Grant From Gates Foundation
May 22, 2012 at 3:57 AM (PT)
The BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION has given a two-year, $1.6 million grant to PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL. The funding is intended for a "major initiative to raise awareness, understanding and engagement around critical issues of health and development worldwide," according to a press release from PRI, which is including the reporting from the project on its syndicated public radio show "PRI'S THE WORLD." The GATES FOUNDATION has been supporting initiatives at PRI since 2004.
"Thanks to a groundbreaking philanthropic partnership with the BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, PRI successfully increased the prominence of global health and development issues in the daily news agenda," said PRI Pres./CEO ALISA MILLER. "The continued funding will help us lead a groundbreaking effort to bring under-reported stories to light for millions of people, and through an integrated multi-platform approach, help them understand the impact they can have in the world."
"PRI's quality, in-depth coverage of under-reported stories and under-represented regions is something we really value," said GATES FOUNDATION Dir./Global Brand and Innovation TOM SCOTT. "We are confident in PRI's vision of engaging online communities with this content."