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

Asha Curran
Chair

Alice Rhee
Board Member

Vivian Schiller
Board Member

Lois Quam
Board Member

Rachel White
President

Michael Crocker
Treasurer

Victoria Collins
Board Secretary

Partners

https://humanityunited.org/

Humanity United has made two grants  of $800,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on modern day slavery (2016 - 2018 and 2019-2021).

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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 the following grants to theguardian.org for reporting on public lands: $340,000 (2017-2019); $140,000 (2019-2020).

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https://www.openphilanthropy.org/

The Open Philanthropy Project made the following grants to theguardian.org for journalism on factory farming and animal cruelty: $886,600  (2017-2019) and $900,000 (2019-2021).

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https://www.packard.org/

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation made the following grants to theguardian.org for reporting on the connections between ocean conservation and climate change: $250,000 (2018-2019), $200,000 (2019), $300,000 (2019-2020).

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https://www.ef.org/

Energy Foundation has made two grants of $200,000 each to theguardian.org  to strengthen capacity for reporting on climate change, politics, and energy policy in the US (2018-2019 and 2019-2020).

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https://www.calwellness.org/

California Wellness Foundation made a two year grant of $250,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on gun violence in California.

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https://parkfoundation.org/

Park Foundation made a one year unrestricted grant of $125,000 (2018) and a grant of $150,000 to support reporting on US voting rights.

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http://www.11thhourproject.org/

The 11th Hour Project made a one year grant of $250,000 to theguardian.org for environmental justice reporting.

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http://bandfdn.org/

The BAND Foundation made an 18 month grant of $500,000 to theguardian.org to support expanded reporting on biodiversity loss (2019-2020).

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https://www.wyssfoundation.org/

The Wyss Foundation made an 18 month grant of $500,000 to theguardian.org to support reporting on global extinction and biodiversity loss (2019-2020).

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https://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation

 

Aga Khan Foundation made a grant of £38,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on girls education in Afghanistan.

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https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/.

 

Open Society Foundations provided support of $250,000 to theguardian.org for reporting on gender equality in the US.

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https://www.gatesfoundation.org/

 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made a grant of $175,000 to theguardian.org to support a workshop and research project on philanthropic support for journalism.

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Projects

theguardian.org has made grants to support the following journalistic projects:

 

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
BAND Foundation
Wyss Foundation
Schumann Media Center

$250,000-$499,999
Society of Environmental Journalists
Skoll Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Energy Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
11th Hour Project
Open Society Foundations

$100,000-$249,999
Anonymous
Park Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies

$10,000-$99,999
Anonymous
Aga Khan Foundation
Thomas A. Barron
BMO Charitable Fund Program, National Philanthropic Trust
Juan M. Cordova Foundation
Goldman Environmental Foundation
RSF Social Finance
Broad Reach Fund, Maine Community Foundation

$5,000-$9,999
The Fledgling Fund
Abby Rockefeller

$1,000-$4,999
Dick and Diana Beattie
Andrew and Renee Choi Charitable Fund
Austin and Lauren Fite Foundation
Community Foundation Boulder County
Jewish Communal Fund
Lenny Mendonca
Pick Family Foundation
Pittman Family Foundation
Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Vivian Schiller & Phil Frank
Zipporah Schefrin
Schwab Charitable
Vanguard Charitable
Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation

$500-$999
Carlyle and Margot Maw Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Dragonfly Fund, Impact Assets
Jack & Valerie Cumming
Houston Jewish Community Foundation
Todd Vogel & Karen Hust
The Winslow Foundation

2016 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Form 990 Public Disclosure Copy
2017 Audited Financial Statements
2017 Form 990 Public Disclosure Copy
2018 Audited Financial Statements
2018 Form 990 Public Disclosure Copy