To foster, promote, sustain and improve the best traditions of American journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation will provide support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public. The foundation will support journalism and will foster a community of journalists engaged in truthfully informing the public.

The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year and six month grants are awarded to working journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for The APF Reporter, a web published magazine by the Foundation and available on the web.

Winners are chosen by an annual competition. The competition opens in June and all entries must be postmarked by October 1. Applications are accepted from U.S. citizens who are print journalists with at least five years of professional experience.

Each year a panel of judges convenes in the Fall to interview and choose APF fellows. The fellowships provide $40,000 for the full-year stipend and $20,000 for the six-month fellowship.

Contact Information

Alicia Patterson Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: 202/393-5995
Fax: 301/951-8512