An award-winning, non-profit media production company focused on education, Learning Matters (LM) had produced more than 30 documentaries and hundreds of hours of reporting segments for PBS NewsHour. Supported almost entirely by private funding, LM needed a sustainable financial strategy when its founder announced his retirement. With the assistance of a consultant, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE)—the publisher of Education Week, considered by many to be the go-to news source for the pre-K to 12th grade education sector—acquired LM. A portion of the costs related to the acquisition were funded through a grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration.
Grant Amount: $19,000
Year Granted: 2015
Grantee: Editorial Projects in Education (EPE)
Grantee Website: Editorial Projects in Education (EPE)