Our Funding

As a non-profit organisation, the TBIJ relies on donations from pioneering foundations and individuals who recognise the power of investigative journalism in empowering citizens and sparking change.

TBIJ was founded in 2010 with generous support from David and Elaine Potter, who have remained deeply committed to the Bureau’s work ever since. With their backgrounds in media and computing, David and Elaine understand the importance of information for free and thriving societies.

We are extremely grateful to our funders and supporters:

We would also like to thank the donors and supporters who cannot be named here.

Journalismfund.eu has provided support for TBIJ journalists. We have also received generous in-kind donations or pro-bono services from: the Media Development Investment Fund, Google, Gorkana, Shutterstock, and Simons Muirhead & Burton Solicitors.

The small print

We welcome donations from foundations, organisations, and individuals, and accept one-off grants, or ongoing support, either for specific projects or for the entirety of our work.

Editorial independence is guaranteed by our constitution. TBIJ’s Editor’s decision is final and independent of any influence from our funders.

Our work is published on our website and freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Any revenue received from media organisations or others is re-invested in our journalism.

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