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:


journalistic projects that critically inform the public.


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


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


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Political activity

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Resource sharing with Guardian News & Media

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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

Society of Environmental Journalists
Skoll Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation


Thomas A. Barron

Juan M. Cordova Foundation
The Fledgling Fund

Pittman Family Foundation
Vivian Schiller & Phil Frank
Zipporah Schefrin
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Jewish Communal Fund

Pick Family Foundation
Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment

2016 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Form 990 Public Disclosure Copy