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Dow Jones News Fund


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Dow Jones News Fund

(formerly Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.)

PO Box 300

Princeton, NJ United States 08543-0300

Telephone: (609) 452-2820


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $419,576

Total giving: $342,520






Incorporated in 1958 in DE

Purpose and Activities

Programs include editing internships (up to 100) for upper-level and graduate college students; reporting internships (up to 10) for sophomore and junior minority college students; grants to colleges and universities supporting workshops for high school minority students; grants to colleges and universities operating workshops for high school journalism teachers and publications advisers; selection of the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year; and journalism career guides. See Fund web site for more information.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Monetary awards by nomination only to high school journalism students. Scholarships by nomination only to minority high school seniors who attend the High School Journalism Workshop for Minorities or students of teachers selected through the High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Program. Fellowships to high school journalism teachers and newspaper advisors. Scholarships and internships to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Fields of Interest

  • Communication media
  • Higher education
  • Information and Communications
  • Journalism
  • News and public information
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Ethnic and racial groups

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $419,576 (market value)

Gifts received: $497,200

Expenditures: $465,044

Total giving: $342,520

Qualifying distributions: $453,144