Media Development Investment Fund

United States of America

Last updated 6 January 2022, by Impactyield.

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Fund geography

Emerging countries (256)

MDIF invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

Financial description

From 1996 to September 30, 2018, MDIF has provided more than $171 million in affordable financing

28 years

of track record


the year funded



SDG goals

SDG targets

Reduce violence everywhere

Increase access to financial services and markets

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Fund overview

Asset manager: Media Development Investment Fund

Product track record: Fund has 28 years of track record

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Committed Capital: n.a.

Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 1995

Vintage year: 1996

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Product term: 1-10 years

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Fund investments to date: 363

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 265

Management fee: n.a.

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GIIN Investors' Council Investment: Yes

Limited Partners / Investors: MDIF's investors include: Bank Vontobel, Calvert Social Investment Foundation, DOEN Foundation, Dreilinden gGmbH, Foundation for Democracy and Media, Fritt Ord Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Institute, Oxfam Novib, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Alexej Fulmek, David Haas.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Other Institutional Investors, Retail Investors


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Phone number: +1 212 807 1304

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Harlan M. Mandel

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Whitehead

Director of Communications

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