Donors Go Retro: The Well-Funded Program Committed to “Longform” Nonfiction


By Mike Scutari—Inside Philanthropy—January 26, 2017—

One of the perks of writing at Inside Philanthropy is seeing a program grow up before your eyes, particularly one with a unique mission like that of the Logan Nonfiction Program.

The Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute for Global Good was established in 2015 to support nonfiction writers and filmmakers at a time when funding for longform work was dwindling. Towards the end of that year, the institute announced $200,000 in new support thanks to a Reva and David Logan Foundation $100,000 challenge grant that was matched by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Approximately a year later the institute received a $1 million long-term grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation of Berkeley, California. In recognition of this major milestone, the program was renamed the Logan Nonfiction Program.