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These are important times for environmental journalism. Washington has been taken over by an administration that works to reverse environmental regulations and has been openly hostile to journalists and journalism. We need your support to ensure that the Society of Environmental Journalists can continue its important work supporting hard-hitting environmental reporting. As a nonprofit, we rely on your donations to help us make that work possible. Can you make a gift now? Please give generously and share SEJ's donor link with your followers today: Now more than ever, you make the difference!

Your generous gifts, provided by SEJ founders, members and friends, university hosts of SEJ annual conferences and media company sponsors, support SEJ’s lively network of journalists, students and educators worldwide. You power news-making  conferences, training and tours, publications, awards, story grants and Freedom of Information WatchDog project. Please also consider SEJ in your estate planning.

Environmental coverage is keeping the change. Thank you.


Current and Recent Funding Sources:


SEJ 2020 Gifts from Individuals*


Kate Sheppard


Kathie Florsheim  |  Karl Hausker  |  Victoria McKinnon  |  Daniel Parker  |  Muriel Strand


Allison Burd  |  Sara Edelson  |  Nancy Grossman  |  Helen Prothero  |  David Senatillaka


Host and Sponsors of SEJ's 30th Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho, Sept. 23-27, 2020


Conference Host


SEJ 2020 Program and Operating Grants



SEJ 2019 Gifts from Individuals*


Eleanor Drey and Warren Saunders  |  Cheryl Hogue  |  Jay Letto  |  Meera Subramanian  |  Peter Thomson  |  Carolyn Whetzel  |  Nadia White


Jennifer Bogo  |  Emily Grossman  |  Stuart Leavenworth  |  Bobby Magill  |  Gregory Pasztor  |  Mark Schleifstein  |  The Todd Family  |  Timothy Wheeler  |  Tom Yulsman


Jay Austin  |  Melanie Barnes  |  Margie Bauman  |  Bill Birchard  |  Glenda Booth  |  Samuel Brasch  |  Jane Braxton Little  |  James Bruggers  |  Russell Clemings  |  Beth Daley  |  Anthony Davis  |  Rob Davis  |  Dennis Dimick  |  Sean Duffy  |  Paul and Anne Ehrlich  |  Dan Fagin  |  Judy Fahys  |  Victoria Fry McKinnon  |  Adam Glenn  |  Gloria Gonzalez  |  Nancy Grossman  |  Paul Hagen  |  Mick Hans  |  Karl Hausker  |  Tom Hayden  |  Sara Hiles  |  Kim Kastens  |  Michael Keating  |  Benjamin Krevolin  |  Sarah Lesher  |  Christine Liu  |  Cindy MacDonald  |  Ron Naveen  |  Mary O'Brien  |  Anne Paine  |  Meaghan Parker  |  John Platt  |  David Poulson  |  Eric Prothero  |  Bruce Ritchie and Sue Ellen Smith  |  Matthew Ross  |  Robert Saff  |  David Sassoon  |  Karen Schaefer  |  Peter Seidel  |  David Spratt  |  Douglas Struck  |  Mani and Ruth Subramanian  |  Steve Suo  |  Maurice Tamman  |  Brad Udall  |  Morris Ward  |  Roger Witherspoon  |  Edward Wolf  |  Christine Woodside  |  Todd Woody  |  Sandra Yin


Ashley Ahearn  |  Emilia Askari  |  Adam Aston  |  Nancy Averett  |  Frances Backhouse  |  Kevin Beaty  |  Steven Bedard  |  Sandy Bihn  |  Kari Birdseye  |  Richard Blaustein  |  Erika Bolstad  |  Theresa Braine  |  Jolie Breeden  |  John Briley  |  Chris Bruggers  |  Lynne Buchanan  |  Allison Budner  |  Evan Bush  |  Siri Carpenter  |  Michael Casey  |  Nancy Castaldo  |  Sarah Christianson  |  Anna Ciacciarella  |  Chris Clayton  |  Aaron Cole  |  Chris D'Angelo  |  Kara Davis  |  Liz Devitt  |  Sinjin Eberle  |  Peter Essick  |  Michael Fortune  |  Sharon Friedman  |  Mitch Fry  |  Mindy Fry-Metcalf  |  Nancy Gaarder  |  Beth Gardiner  |  Justin Gerdes  |  Dina Gilio-Whitaker  |  Barbara Grady  |  Ruth Greenspan Bell  |  Elizabeth Gribkoff  |  Liza Gross  |  Brad Helland  |  Tom Henry  |  Johnathan Hettinger  |  Terry Houle  |  Judith Hulka  |  Andy Jacobsohn  |  Nicole Javorsky  |  Susan Jewell  |  Leanne Joy  |  Cheryl Katz  |  Justin Kenney  |  K.M. Kowalski  |  Kimber Langton  |  Betsy Lopez-Wagner  |  Mark MacIntyre  |  Amy Magnafichi Strong  |  Jessica Marshall  |  Susan Marshall  |  Kimiko Martinez  |  Barbara Maynard  |  Robert McClure  |  Andy McGlashen  |  Maureen Mitra  |  Rico Moore  |  Amy Morse  |  Shannon Mullane  |  Gillian Natanagara  |  Lauren Oakes  |  Jim O'Donnell  |  Beth Parke  |  Amanda Peacher  |  Sara Pratt  |  David Prothero  |  Molly Prothero  |  Amy Quinton  |  Rosalind Reid  |  Christopher Rolinson  |  Molly Samuel  |  Stephen Schmid  |  David Senatillaka  |  Alan Septoff  |  Sara Shipley Hiles  |  Randy Showstack  |  Lisa Song  |  David Sternberg  |  Brett Walton  |  Kevin and Victoria Ward  |  Miriam Wasser  |  Jennifer Weeks  |  Joe Wertz  |  Meg Wilcox  |  Clint Wilder  |  Ted Wood  |  Chase Woodruff


Host and Sponsors of SEJ's 29th Annual Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 2019


Conference Host

Conference Contributors and Sponsors

Visionary Sponsor

Champion Sponsor

Principal Sponsor

Ambassador Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

Friend Sponsor


SEJ 2019 Program and Operating Grants


SEJ 2019 Unrestricted Gifts from Any Source


Anthropocene Institute




SEJ 2019 Allowed Restricted Gifts


MilliporeSigma Employee Matching Gifts & Giving (funds designated for The Lizzie Grant)




Past Supporters


*   The list does not include names of those who requested anonymity.


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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

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: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010/2009. In addition, SEJ maintains a current profile on Guidestar and the Charity Directory (formerly, Foundation Source Access).