Core program funding for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is provided by the Dart Foundation. In 2009 the Dart Foundation committed $7 million over five years to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in support of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s innovative initiatives encouraging informed and ethical reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1984 by William A. and Claire T. Dart. Founded in Mason, Michigan, the Dart Foundation continues to be headquartered there. Because of this, the mid-Michigan area has long been a focal point of Dart Foundation philanthropy. Each year grants are also awarded in other areas of the United States, and a select number of national and international grants are made.

The primary mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Dart Foundation also supports projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified communities.

Additional support for programs has been provided by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Hearst NewspapersNational Child Traumatic Stress Network and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Dart Center is also grateful for the financial contributions of numerous individuals. To support the Dart Center visit our donations page.