Our fundraising is conducted according to the following key-words: Full transparency, independence and no editorial interference.
The seed funding was obtained through a cooperation with the Network of European Foundations. In September of 2008 the Norwegian Freedom of Expression Foundation Fritt Ord granted € 50.000 to run a pilot project of research grants, establish the necessary structure and conduct further fundraising.
In August 2009 the Media Program of the Open Society Institute granted us €114.000 in 2nd level seed funding. The money was used for two further rounds of research grants, further fundraising and to strengthen the structure of the organisation. Previously the Media Program has supported a Wobbing.eu plug-in to the European Conference for Investigative Journalism in Brussels in 2008.
In November 2009 the European Journalism Center in Maastricht kindly offered to make possible a Wobbing.eu seminar in Utrecht in cooperation with Journalismfund.eu/Wobbing.eu and the Dutch-Flemish association for Investigative Journalism VVOJ.
In the autumn of 2011 the Open Society Foundations Media Program granted us a further € 324.000 for the period from September 2011 to August 2013. This grant supports Journalismfund.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org and the new international library for investigative journalism stories InvestigativeStories.org.
For the Data Harvest Conference in 2011 the previous Farmsubsidy.org grant from the Hewlett Foundation supported several participants.
In 2011 we wanted to look more closely into the options for a European Centre for Investigative Journalism and received €18.940 for a brainstorm meeting in Brussels.