Join our mission for meaningful change

A reliable partner with a strong track record

MDIF has 28-year track record of supporting independent media while delivering financial and social returns to investors. Through our blended finance approach that draws on diverse capital sources, we forge partnerships with actors from the development, philanthropic and private sectors who share our commitment to driving impactful change. We are rigorous in managing risk and since making our first loan in 1996 have never missed or been late with a repayment.


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Helping us to make a difference

Your funding and investment allows us to provide much-needed patient capital to independent media. We help them to build resilient companies that serve the public interest, exposing corruption, upholding human rights and holding the powerful to account. Your support enables our clients to safeguard their independence and make a real difference to their communities.


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Investing and funding MDIF

We are strong advocates for blended finance, mobilizing philanthropic and commercial capital for independent media.

Investors can support our work through a number of private equity, debt, hybrid and venture funds that create positive social impact and financial returns. We help investors align their financial goals with their values, and offer a range of fixed and variable returns and investment periods.

We use grants strategically to drive forward our mission. As a donor, you can contribute to our global impact by supporting our general operations or media advisory services for clients, or you can have targeted impact by funding regional programs or special initiatives.

Contact us at to match your impact investing objectives with our investment opportunities.

MDIF has a Funding Policy to protect our independence and provide transparency for investors, clients and the public.

Read our SFDR Compliance Statement.

Your funding and investment allow us to finance media companies that create real change in the world.

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Contact us to find out how you can become a funder or investor!

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