Domestic Violence Symposium and Impact Reporting Fund

Domestic violence affects more than 10 million Americans each year. And in California, more than half of families have been touched by domestic violence, according to a 2017 study. Yet it is often treated as a criminal or private matter rather than a public health epidemic. Journalism can play a role in bringing about change and greater awareness. The Center for Health Journalism’s annual Domestic Violence Symposium and Impact Fund provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. 

Grantees receive:

  • Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist
  • Eligible to compete for a $1,000-$2,000 engagement grant. We are especially interested in projects that partner with community-based organizations and their clients for first-person storytelling. 

Interested in applying? 

We recommend that you reach out to talk to us before applying for our Impact Fund. Interested in more information or a conversation? Email us at

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This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.