Funders of the Salzburg Academy

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The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is greatful to the following organizations for their generous support of the Academy and global media education



The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of 26 U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers.



The Ford Foundation:  is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Its goals for more than half a century have been to:

  • Strengthen democratic values
  • Reduce poverty and injustice
  • Promote international cooperation
  • Advance human achievement


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (AoC):  aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and, in the process, to help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.



The Salzburg Global Seminar: convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.



Omnicom Group is a strategic holding company that manages a portfolio of global market leaders. Our companies operate in the disciplines of advertising, marketing services, specialty communications, interactive/digital media and media buying services.



Capital Group Companies:  It's about the investor. Individuals, families, businesses and institutions look to our companies to guard and grow their hard-earned money. Whether in North America, Europe or Asia, investors and their advisers find their way to us and tend to stay. Why? Quality service and investment results.