About Us

The Independent and Public-Spirited (IPS) Media Foundation promotes excellence in independent, public-spirited and socially impactful journalism. The Foundation is a public charitable trust registered vide a trust deed executed on July 1, 2015.

The Foundation provides financial and other assistance to organizations creating and distributing public-interest information to the public at large using digital media, social media, mass media or any other media, thereby bringing about proper awareness and improving public understanding of issues.

The Foundation has been registered under Section 12AA (a) of the IT Act, 1961 and its registration number is CIT(E)/BLR/12A/M-134/AABT12413E/ITO(E)-1/ Vol 2015-2016 with effect from January 8, 2016.

The Foundation has also been granted approval under section 80G (5) (vi) of the IT Act 1961 with effect from January 8, 2016 (Approval no: CIT(E)/BLR/80G/M-135/AABT12413E/ITO(E)-1/ Vol. 2015-2016)


Till date the Foundation has provided grants to the following entities:


If you are a journalist and would like to apply for financial support, you may email us on: contact@ipsmf.org

Or, you could download our questionnaire HERE, and mail it back to us on the email ID provided above. This would help us have a more meaningful conversation with you

However, please bear in mind that your application does not guarantee any financial support and is merely an expression of interest by you for financial support. Once you have expressed your interest, our team will connect with you seeking relevant information & documents, that are required for a detailed analysis of your operating plan. Any financial support to be extended will be at the sole discretion of IPS Media Foundation.

Typically, the Foundation provides financial support upto a maximum of 75% of an organization's requirement. Till date, we have provided financial support to roughly about 10% of applications received.


The Foundation has received donations from the following (names in alphabetical order):

  • Mr. Aamir Khan
  • Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives Private Limited
  • Mr. Cyrus Guzder
  • Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
  • Lal Family Foundation
  • Manipal Education and Medical Group India Pvt Ltd
  • Piramal Enterprises Limited
  • Pirojsha Godrej Foundation
  • Quality Investment Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ms. Rohini Nilekani
  • Rohinton and Anu Aga Family Discretionary No. 2 Trust
  • Sri Nataraja Trust
  • Tejaskiran Pharmachem Ind. P. Ltd.
  • Unimed Technologies Ltd.
  • Viditi Investment Pvt. Ltd.


The Foundation's Trustees are as follows:

  • Mr. Ashish Dhawan
  • Mr. CB Bhave
  • Dr. Ramachandra Guha
  • Ms. Justice Ruma Pal (Retd)
  • Mr. TN Ninan (Chairperson)


We are looking for an Analyst to assess applications seeking financial support. You should have had at least 4-5 of experience in analyzing financial support proposals at any leading organization. You should also have sufficient awareness about the Indian media landscape. If you would like to consider a career at the Foundation, please e-mail us at careers@ipsmf.org with your latest resume and references.