Mission

To advance and inform public discourse and citizen participation around the most pressing issues of our time through the support of independent journalism and journalistic projects at the Guardian.

To further this mission we:

Support

journalistic projects that critically inform the public.

Convene

events and disseminate information about freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

Identify

and support projects aimed at strengthening the capacity of independent news organizations to reach broad, diverse audiences and create sustainable business models.

To amplify and accelerate the impact of this work, theguardian.org will identify projects where it can partner across a range of organizations including academic institutions, other charitable organizations, non-profit media, and NGOs

People

John Paton
Chair

Asha Curran
Secretary

Lenny Mendonca
Board member

Rachel White
President

Michael Crocker
Treasurer

Partners

https://humanityunited.org/

Humanity United made a two year grant  of $800,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on modern day slavery (2017-2019).

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https://www.hiltonfoundation.org/

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation made a one year grant  of $250,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on early childhood development (2017-2018).

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http://skoll.org/

Skoll Foundation made a four month grant of $100,000 to theguardian.org for climate change reporting (2017) and a six month grant of $220,000 for reporting on solutions and social innovation (2018).

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http://www.sej.org/

Society of Environmental Journalists made a two year grant of $340,000  to theguardian.org for reporting on US public lands (2017-2019).

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https://www.openphilanthropy.org/

The Open Philanthropy Project made a two year grant of $886,600 to theguardian.org for reporting on factory farming and animal cruelty (2017-2019).

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https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/

theguardian.org made a one year grant of $39,000 to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for reporting on on factory farming and animal cruelty (2018).

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Governance

IRS 501 (C) (3) Determination

The IRS issued a letter in October 2016 affirming theguardian.org’s status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 81-2404459).

Political activity

As a tax exempt, nonprofit organization governed by Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, theguardian.org is prohibited from engaging in political activity, including lobbying, participation in campaigns of candidates for public office or support or opposition to specific candidates or parties.

Conflict of interest

theguardian.org has instituted a Conflict of Interest Policy to provide a means for directors or officers of theguardian.org to address actual, potential, and perceived conflicts of interest in a manner that protects the integrity of the organization. This policy is intended to supplement, but not replace, any applicable state and federal laws governing conflicts of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations. A copy of this policy is given annually to all incumbent and incoming directors and officers of theguardian.org, and each director and officer provides a signed copy to acknowledge receipt, understanding, and compliance with the policy as well as disclosure of any potential conflicts.

Resource sharing with Guardian News & Media

theguardian.org and Guardian News & Media have entered into a resource sharing agreement in furtherance of the shared mission of educating, advancing, and informing public discourse and citizen participation through the support and advancement of independent journalism. Under this agreement, GNM may donate personnel services, office space, equipment, and other similar resources to theguardian.org as in-kind contributions.

Our Funding

We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals who have supported theguardian.org and our mission.

$500,000 and above
Open Philanthropy Project
Humanity United

$250,000-$499,999
Society of Environmental Journalists
Skoll Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

$100,000-$249,999
Anonymous

$10,000-$99,999
Anonymous
Thomas A. Barron

$5,000-$9,999
Juan M. Cordova Foundation
The Fledgling Fund

$1,000-$4,999
Pittman Family Foundation
Vivian Schiller & Phil Frank
Zipporah Schefrin
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Jewish Communal Fund
Andrew and Renee Choi Charitable Fund
Vanguard Charitable

$500-$999
Pick Family Foundation
Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment

2016 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Form 990 Public Disclosure Copy