Editorial Independence Policy

Grist subscribes to standards of independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News. Our publication retains full authority over editorial content, maintaining a firewall between news coverage decisions and the pursuit of revenue. Accepting financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services, or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants, and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but all editorial decisions are made independently, not on the basis of donor support. At times, we accept support for coverage of particular topics, but those topics are determined by our editorial staff, and we maintain full editorial control of the resulting coverage.

Donors receive no preferential coverage, have no right to review editorial content before it is published, and do not influence the direction or findings of our reporting in any way.

Grist does not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials, or candidates actively seeking public office, nor do we accept donations from sources that could present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our editorial independence.

Our funders

Grist would not be where it is today (somewhere just outside of Topeka, by the looks of it) without the generous support of thousands of our readers, as well as the following foundations and donors. We are grateful for their support:

Alki Fund of the Rockefeller Family Fund
ARIA Foundation
Compton Foundation, Inc.
Craigslist Charitable Fund
Emerson Collective
Energy Foundation
Erik Blachford and Maryam Mohit
FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Flora Family Foundation
Germeshausen Foundation
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Laura DeBonis and Scott Nathan
Maia and John Vechey
Marisla Fund
Nikki Noya and Ken Fields
Ordinary People Foundation
Patagonia
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Sidney E. Frank Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The 11th Hour Project
The Brainerd Foundation
The Furnessville Foundation
The Kendeda Fund
The Overbrook Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation

(Donors contributing $10,000 or more.)