The Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) is a new grant-making initiative to help news organizations produce more relevant and trusted coverage for the diverse audiences they serve. The fund will subsidize the costs for newsrooms to adopt tools designed for this purpose. CLEF will initially support Hearken and GroundSource.
CLEF was created by The News Integrity Initiative (NII), the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
More information about CLEF, the application process, and the Hearken and GroundSource services is available: https://www.lenfestinstitute.org/community-listening-engagement-fund/