At The Pivot Fund, our purpose is what drives us.
The Pivot Fund disrupts and reimagines the journalism industry, ensuring equity for BIPOC-led community organizations and the BIPOC communities they serve. Since the journalism industry is far from BIPOC–led, a fund that is BIPOC-owned and led is crucial. The Pivot Fund helps fight disinformation that disproportionately affects people of color by investing in trusted, culturally competent news outlets. The organizations The Pivot Fund supports do not just write about BIPOC communities; they write for them.
When BIPOC-led community news organizations can reach their communities effectively, our society is more informed and more connected.
The Pivot Fund centers and invests in BIPOC-led, community news organizations through funding, capacity building, skills-based trainings, and networking opportunities. By pairing these resources with hands-on consulting and coaching, and facilitating collaboration among diverse community news partners, we foster a more connected and culturally competent local media ecosystem.
An informed, connected society where communities and their local media outlets hold meaningful, trust-based relationships that enable the spread of credible, fact-based, and community-serving news.
The Pivot Fund’s values are crucial to guiding every step of our process.
We use creative approaches to fight disinformation and polarization