Leon Levy Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Freedom House; Bringing Aggregate Five-Year Levy Support to $500,000 | Freedom House

Leon Levy Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Freedom House; Bringing Aggregate Five-Year Levy Support to $500,000

Washington, D.C.

For the fifth year in a row, Freedom House has received a generous donation from the Leon Levy Foundation to support Freedom of the Press, Freedom House’s annual survey of media independence in 197 countries and territories. The Foundation’s $100,000 brings to half a million dollars its aggregate donation to Freedom House over five years.

 “Thanks to the principal support of the Leon Levy Foundation, Freedom House continues to be at the forefront in monitoring trends for media independence and the factors that seek to limit free expression,” said Freedom House President David J. Kramer. “Since 1980, Freedom of the Press has provided a critical resource for policy-makers, journalists, and free expression advocates to strengthen media freedom."

The Leon Levy Foundation, founded in 2004, is a private, not-for-profit foundation created from the estate of Leon Levy, an investor with a longstanding commitment to philanthropy. The Foundation encourages and supports excellence in six broad areas: Understanding the Ancient World; Arts and Humanities; Preservation of Nature and Gardens; Brain Research and Science; Human Rights; and Jewish Culture.

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