The Nieman Foundation is grateful to the foundations, journalism organizations and individuals whose gifts support Nieman Fellowships each year.
- The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation supports Nieman Fellowships for Filipino journalists.
- The Asia Foundation funds a Nieman Fellowship for a South Korean journalist in alternate years.
- The Carroll Binder Nieman Fellowship honors the 1916 Harvard graduate who expanded the Chicago Daily News Foreign Service and his son, Carroll “Ted” Binder, a 1943 Harvard graduate. The fellowship was established with a gift from Binder family members and supports international journalists.
- The Barry Bingham Jr. Nieman Fellowship honors the 1956 Harvard graduate who was the editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in Kentucky. The fellowship supports journalists from developing countries and other Nieman Fellows.
- The Atsuko Chiba Nieman Fellow, named to honor the memory of Atsuko Chiba, a 1968 Nieman Fellow, supports journalists who report from an Asian country outside Japan.
- The Martin Wise Goodman Nieman Fellowship, funded by the Martin Wise Goodman Trust, supports Canadian journalists. Goodman was president of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and a leading figure in journalism both in Canada and the United States.
- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation funds full Nieman Fellowships for journalists from Latin America and short-term Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships for individuals with research projects that advance journalism and journalism innovation.
- The Murrey Marder Nieman Fellowship in Watchdog Journalism honors the memory of Murrey Marder, a 1950 Nieman Fellow who helped found the Nieman Watchdog Project.
- The William Montalbano Nieman Fellowship is named for a 1970 Nieman Fellow and Los Angeles Times reporter who reported from 100 countries during his 38-year career. The fellowship, which was established with gifts from family and friends, supports international fellows.
- The Ruth Cowan Nash Nieman Fellowship was established with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Bradley D. Nash to support international Nieman Fellows. Best known for her work as an Associated Press war correspondent during World War II, Ruth Cowan Nash, was also president of the Washington Press Club.
- A grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation supports the Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Community Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism.
- The Robert Waldo Ruhl Nieman Fellowship honors a 1903 Harvard graduate who was editor and publisher of the Medford Mail-Tribune in Oregon from 1911-1967. The fellowship supports fellows from abroad and the United States.
- The Louis Stark Nieman Fellowship honors the memory of The New York Times reporter who was a pioneer in the field of labor reporting and supports journalists who cover labor issues and other topics.
- The Marco Polo Program of Sovereign Bank and Banco Santander helps support one fellow from China each year.
The Nieman Foundation additionally supports Nieman-Berkman Fellowships in Journalism Innovation and occasional Arts and Culture Nieman Fellows.