About us

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

MDIF has invested $133 million in 108 independent news businesses in 38 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.