Donor transparency policy
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.
Our content judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit editorial content.
Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with our editorial nonpartisanship and independence policy. We also will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.