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William C. Richardson Fellowship for Public Policy and Philanthropy

University of Michigan

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2008
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the University of Michigan to support the development of an endowment fund for a yearly journalism Fellow to undertake an in-depth study of philanthropy. The individual will have the opportunity to participate in the Knight-Wallace Fellows Program, which was designed to give accomplished and promising journalists time away from daily deadlines and routines to hone their craft and deepen their knowledge of the subjects they cover. This will be the first fellowship in the U.S. to combine philanthropy and journalism and will focus on the opportunity to explore philanthropy’s impact on the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The fellowship is named for William C. Richardson, retiring president of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.