MDIF is a not-for-profit investment fund for independent media in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat. We provide affordable debt and equity financing supported by technical assistance to media companies that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

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

Funders and investors

MDIF funders and investors include a wide range of organizations and individuals who share our commitment to independent media. Their financing helps media companies in challenging environments build strong businesses that hold the powerful to account and foster economic, social and political development.

Fund structure

MDIF manages its investments through a fund structure. We manage a range of mission-first investment funds in independent media – private equity, debt and hybrid.

Our Team


Our multinational team is highly experienced in managing mission-driven investments in independent media companies in emerging and frontier markets.


Our Board of Directors brings global expertise in media investment, news management and investigative journalism.

What’s new

Updates and resources from MDIF, our clients and the world of media investing.

Media and SDGs 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Media have an important role to play in galvanising climate action and promoting sustainability, one of the most challenging aspects of the 2030 Agenda. As the Global Week to #Act4SDGs…

Media and SDGs 8 and 9

What role media play in fostering economic growth? As the Global Week to #Act4SDGs continues, we publish excerpts from our brief “The role of media: Driving change…

Media and SDG 17

As the Global Week to #Act4SDGs comes to an end, we publish the last excerpt from our brief “The role of media: Driving change towards the SDGs”,…

Media and SDGs 5 and 10

Media are crucial for reducing inequalities. The following excerpt from our brief “The role of media: Driving change towards the SDGs”, looks at the relationship between media…