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  1. How do I donate?
  2. How is Grist supported?
  3. Does Grist have an annual report?
  4. What will my donation support?
  5. Is my contribution tax-deductible?
  6. What is Grist’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?
  7. Why does my credit card statement read “PayPal *Grist.org” when I make an online donation to Grist?
  8. Is it safe and secure for me to donate online to Grist?
  9. Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation?
  10. Can I make a recurring online donation?
  11. How do I cancel my recurring online donation?
  12. Can I purchase an additional premium item?
  13. My company matches my gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. Is Grist eligible to receive this type of match?
  14. Can I make a gift of appreciated securities to Grist?
  15. Will Grist rent, sell, or trade my personal information?

How do I donate?

Visit our donation form at https://services.grist.org/give/

How is Grist supported?

Grist receives support from readers, foundations, syndication partners, and advertisers.

Does Grist have an annual report?

Yes! Click this link to view our annual report for our 2012 and 2013 fiscal years. You can also view our most recent IRS Form 990 by clicking here or take a gander at our most recent audit.

What will my donation support?

Your donation will directly support the publication of an award-winning, independent magazine devoted to environmental reporting that includes:

  • Editorial content published each weekday, including in-depth investigative reporting, commentary, environmental advice, summaries of breaking news stories, Q&As with activists, book reviews, and lots more — all free of charge
  • Coverage on all things environmental, from pollution to population, biodiversity to sustainable agriculture, energy to global climate change, environmental justice to environmental economics
  • A top-notch team of editors and writers committed to covering environmental news with irreverence, intelligence, and a fresh perspective
  • Well-respected and talented freelance reporters scattered the world ’round

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Grist is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity; therefore, your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax adviser to find out more.

What is Grist’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

Our Employer Identification Number is 06-1664153.

Why does my credit card statement read “PayPal *Grist.org” when I make an online donation to Grist?

This means you chose the PayPal option when completing your donation to Grist online. If you have any questions about your donation or would like to cancel a recurring payment, contact us at donate[at]grist[dot]org.

Is it safe and secure for me to donate online to Grist?

In a word: yes. PayPal uses Secure Sockets Layer technology to encrypt all data submitted to and from our donations web page. SSL renders donors’ personal information, including credit card information, unreadable to any outsiders. SSL is supported by all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. (To find out if your browser is connected to a secure transaction server, look for a locked gold padlock in the lower right-hand corner of your IE or Firefox browser.) Additionally, your personal information will be stored on PayPal’s servers, which are heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card numbers, PayPal does not directly connect its firewall-protected servers to the internet.

Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation

Please direct questions to “Donation inquiry” on our contact page or call us at 206.876.2020 x204.

Can I make a recurring online donation?

Yes, on our donations web page, you can schedule a monthly or yearly gift to Grist. In fact, we encourage it!

How do I cancel my recurring online donation?

Please direct questions to “Donation inquiry” on our contact page or call us at 206.876.2020 x204.

Can I purchase an additional premium item?

Grist premium items are used exclusively as thank-you gifts in select fundraising appeals and are not currently available for sale.

My company matches my gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. Is Grist eligible to receive this type of match?

Yes, the IRS recognizes Grist as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Thanks for asking!

Can I make a gift of appreciated securities to Grist?’)

Yes, Grist has a stock brokerage account established to accept stocks or bonds. Please direct questions to “Accounting & HR questions” on our contact page or call 206.876.2020 x215 for DTC instructions.

Will Grist rent, sell, or trade my personal information?

No. Please see our Privacy Policy for assurances on how we use information collected on our website.