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 (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).
SEJ 2014-2015 Funding Sources:
- SEJ 2014-15 Grants
- SEJ 2015 Conference Host and Primary Sponsor
- SEJ 2015 Gifts from Individuals
- SEJ 2014 Conference Contributors
- SEJ 2014 Gifts from Individuals
- SEJ 2014 Memorial Gifts
SEJ 2014-15 Grants:
- blue moon fund 
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation 
- JMHC Trust
$5,000 - 24,999
- Campbell Foundation 
- FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds 
- Scripps Howard Foundation 
SEJ 2015 Conference Host and Primary Sponsor
SEJ President Don Hopey thanks 2014 Annual Conference attendees
in New Orleans for pledged gifts.
SEJ 2015 All Gifts from Individuals*
- See Celebrate with SEJ  for names of 2015 Sweethearts.
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SEJ 2014 Conference Contributors
- Bloomberg BNA 
- Entergy Charitable Foundation 
- Loyola University New Orleans 
- Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication 
- New Society Publishers 
- The Pew Charitable Trusts 
- Shield-Ayres Foundation
- NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
SEJ 2014 All Gifts from Individuals*
Jim Detjen | Dan Fagin | Harold Gordner
Joya Banerjee | Christine and James Bruggers | Jeanne Cragin | Damon Horn & Meaghan Parker | Jay Letto | Sara Shipley Hiles | Peter Thomson
Ashley Ahearn | Adam Aston | Jennifer Bogo | Glenda Booth | John Carey | Jane Danowitz | Sharon Friedman | Amy Gulick | John Ryan
Roger Archibald | Tony Barboza | Perry Beeman | Kellyn Betts | Annie-Laurie Blair | Jane Braxton Little | Nancy Brendlinger | John Carey | Saul Chernos | Abigail Clark | Don Corrigan | Barbara Fraser | Gordon Heinrichs | Catherine Lazaroff | Randy Loftis | Robert McClure | Bruce Ritchie | Peter Seidel | Kathleen (Kate) Sheppard | Hema Subramanian | Loretta Williams
Cynthia Barnett | Nancy Bazilchuk | Winifred Bird | Jeff Burnside | Russell Clemings | Charmaine Coimbra | Deborah Cramer | Anthony Davis | Mark Davis | Kay Deans | Sharon Guynup | Stephen & Miriam Helfgott | Don Hopey | Sandra Imsand | Alison Jones | Tony Livernois | John Manuel | Richard Mauer | Patricia McKnight | Susan Moran | Kristin Ohlson | Sharon Oosthoek | Cristine Russell | Raisa Scriabine | Susan Sharon | Alice Slayton Clark | Lisa Song | Dawn Stover | Michael Svoboda | Sheryl Swingley | Chelsea Wald
Emilia Askari | Roberta Attanasio | Ronald Bailey | Hal Bernton | Steven Bingler | Jane Braxton Little | Jon Campbell | Kris Christen | Shelby Dagis | Joseph Davis | Thomas DiStefano | Peter Fairley | Erica Gies | Laura Greenstein | Barbara Haig | David Helvarg | Susan Hess | Susan Jewell | Jennifer Jordan | Elizabeth Karan | Michael Keating | Sandra Kelly | Michael Kodas | Judith Lewis Mernit | Sunshine Menezes | Judy Ostrow | Patrick Parenteau | Jacob Park | Amy Quinton | Morgan Robinson | Susan Sharon | Matt Smith | Sara Sneath | Ron Steffens | Douglas Struck | Meera Subramanian | Bijal Trivedi | Sarah Webb | Gail Wesson | Matthew Wheeland | Margaret Wilcox | Mary Woodsen | Imogen Zethoven
Adam Aston | Elizabeth Batt | Allen Best | Kimberly Blair | Erika Bolstad | Osha Davidson | Sally Deneen | Elizabeth Devitt | Emily Dooley | Marc Ehrhardt | Reid Frazier | Tom Fulks | Justin Gerdes | John Gibbons | Polita Glynn | Isabelle Groc | Roberto Guerra | Jessica Hodge | Hyrum Huskey | Antonio Iallonardo | Elizabeth Judge | Corliss Karasov | Natasha Khan | Charlotte Kidd | Ryan Koronowski | Henry B. Lacey | David Lawrence | Jennifer Lay | Maureen Mitra | Jennifer Oladipo | Janet Pelley | Christiana Peppard | Scot Quaranda | Nancy Reist | Anne Rosenthal | Karen Schaefer | Ramona Smith | Mac Sutherlin | Sarah Terry-Cobo | Amy Westervelt Girvan
SEJ 2014 Memorial Gifts**
- SEJ 2013-14 Grants 
- SEJ 2013 Gifts from Individuals 
- SEJ 2013 Memorial Gifts 
- SEJ 2012-13 Grants 
- SEJ 2012 Other Sources of Unrestricted Gifts up to $15,000 
- SEJ 2012 Gifts from Individuals 
- Past Organization and Foundation Support 
- Past Annual Conference Hosts and Primary Sponsors 
- Past Conference Contributors 
- Past University Sponsor for SEJ Diversity Program 
- Past Media Company Sponsors 
* The list does not include names of those who requested anonymity.
** Donations to special campaigns and memorial funds are listed on this page under All Gifts from Individuals and again on the respective campaign page.
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