The Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) is dedicated to promoting and protecting free expression through educational activities that foster the practice and respect for First Amendment principles and values, to enhance the quality of services provided by newspapers to their communities, and to support reading and literacy efforts.

  • Journalism education (Journalism advisers: sign up for our mailing list to be notified about upcoming training sessions).

  • First Amendment causes

  • Career development

  • Readership development

  • Free press

  • Community newspaper outreach programs


2018 Illinois High School Mini-Grants Program



This grant program funded through the Illinois Press Foundation. Any Illinois high school existing journalism program may apply.

Need a computer, software or other equipment for your school media program?

The Illinois Press Foundation’s Illinois High School Media Mini-Grants Program is offered to Illinois public or private high schools with existing media programs.

Sorry, home schools are not eligible. Broadcast programs excluded.


The application for 2018 is available here. Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2018.