About us

MDIF provides affordable financing and business assistance to independent news outlets in challenging environments, helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in outlets that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

MDIF has invested $128m in 96 independent news businesses in 31 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses, while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors.

MDIF is a New York-registered not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status.