SpotlightDC is an independent, non-profit fund based in Washington, D.C. We raise charitable funds to award grants to reporters for groundbreaking, original, fair-minded, investigative and explanatory journalism projects focused on the District of Columbia and its surrounding region.
We encourage and cultivate a diverse pool of journalists devoted to covering the DC we call home. We invest in high-impact, deeply reported projects that shed light on underreported subjects, hold the powerful to account and serve the public interest. Through our network of print, broadcast, and digital media partners, we'll find the best fit to publish for maximum impact.
Our mission: raise charitable funds, put them in the hands of journalists pursuing worthwhile projects, provide guidance and incubate important, high-impact reporting.