The Walton Family Foundation is the lead funder of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk. The foundation is a major funder of environmental journalism across the United States, including coastal reporting in Louisiana and coverage of Western water issues as well as the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. Listen to a panel of environmental journalists at the Walton Family Foundation’s 2021 conference discuss the future of their work.

The Missouri School of Journalism welcomes interest from additional funders. Contact us for more information.

Learn more about Mississippi Ag & Water Desk’s editorial independence.

NEW: Our grant from the Walton Family Foundation was extended and expanded in July 2023. Learn more here.