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SEJ 2015-2016 Gifts from Individuals*
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Dan Fagin | Frank Maisano | Carolyn Whetzel
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Sponsors of SEJ's 26th Annual Conference in Sacramento, Sept. 21-25, 2016
Conference Hosts and Primary Sponsors
Media Company Sponsors of SEJ's 2016 Conference
- Bloomberg BNA 
- Capital Public Radio 
- The (Louisville) Courier-Journal 
- KQED 
- The McClatchy Company 
- The Sacramento Bee 
Foundation Sponsors of SEJ's 2016 Conference
Sponsors and Supporting Exhibitors of SEJ's 2016 Conference
- Earth Day Texas  (Technology Sponsor)
- The Auto Alliance  (Breakfast Sponsor)
Foundation Grants 2015-2016:
- blue moon fund 
- The Campbell Foundation 
- craigslist Charitable Fund 
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 
- Energy Foundation 
- Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation 
- FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds 
- The Grantham Foundation 
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation 
- The McLean Contributionship 
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 
- Orange County Community Foundation 
- Scripps Howard Foundation 
- Turner Family Foundation 
- WTH Charitable Foundation 
- The Wyss Foundation 
* The list does not include names of those who requested anonymity.
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Alternatively, donors with a Donor Advised Fund can initiate a grant recommendation  directly from our website.
Programs and operations of the Society of Environmental Journalists are funded by foundation grants in response to SEJ proposals, media company contributions, earned income, university, media company and foundation sponsorship of the annual conference, occasional regional events, individual donations, and unrestricted contributions of general support up to $15,000 from diverse sources.
SEJ does not seek or accept corporate, advocacy group or government sponsorship of the annual conference. Diverse sources participate in SEJ's annual conference as advertisers, exhibitors and hosts of independent hospitality events. These activities do not designate or constitute program sponsorship. All program agenda choices, editorial choices for publications, winner decisions for fellowships, awards and mini-grant winners are made at the sole discretion of SEJ staff and volunteer program leaders, independent of any organizational revenue source, including foundation underwriters, individual donors, advertisers, exhibitors, and university and media company hosts of annual conferences. For more information on policies of the Society of Environmental Journalists, see www.sej.org/about-sej/financial-policies .
Many foundation grants to SEJ are awarded as general support. Grants received by SEJ for specific projects are based on proposals that originate from SEJ's executive director, with guidance from the Board of Directors. Sources of earned income for the organization include conference registration fees, conference exhibitors, IHEs, and advertisement fees, membership dues, mail list rental, and subscription fees.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SEJ files an annual Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service. The public may also view a copy of the most recent independent audits of SEJ's finances (2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010/2009 ) and Annual Report of Activities.  Older Annual Reports and Form 990s are posted here.  In addition, SEJ maintains a current profile on Guidestar  and the Charity Directory (formerly, Foundation Source Access).