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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: http://bit.ly/DonateSEJ. Now more than ever, you make the difference!
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Current and Recent Funding Sources:
- SEJ 2018 Gifts from Individuals
- SEJ 2018 Conference Host and Sponsors
- SEJ 2018 Unrestricted Gifts from Any Source
- SEJ 2017 Gifts from Individuals
- SEJ 2017 Conference Host and Sponsors
- SEJ 2016-17 Grants
- Past Supporters
Eleanor Drey | Jay Letto
Sara Hiles | Stuart Leavenworth
Anthony Davis | Gloria Gonzalez | Stephen J. Herman | Susan Moran | Mary Hallie O'Brien | David Sassoon | Timothy Wheeler | plus anonymous donors
James Bruggers | Gloria Dickie | Michael Keating | Beth Parke | plus anonymous donors
Sponsors of SEJ's 28th Annual Conference in Flint, Michigan, Oct. 3-7, 2018
SEJ 2018 Unrestricted Gifts from Any Source
SEJ 2017 Gifts from Individuals*
Grossman, Morse and Freeman families | Cheryl Hogue | Jay Letto | Mark Schleifstein | Peter Thomson | Carolyn Whetzel
Jane Braxton Little | Valerie Brown | James Detjen | Dan Fagin | Stuart Leavenworth | John Manuel | Craig Miller | Celeste Monforton | Meaghan Parker | Benjamin Sherman
Emilia Askari | Kathy Attar | Perry Beeman | Bill Birchard | Arlene Blum | Erika Bolstad | Glenda Booth | Charlotte Brody | Kaitlyn Carpenter | Catherine Clabby | Russell Clemings | Jonathan Cobb | Natalie Coe | Andrea Cook | Bowman Cox | Dennis Dimick | Peter Fairley | Jeff Flath | Carolyn Friedman | Gloria Gonzalez | Liza Gross | Mary Hallie O'Brien | Mick Hans | Thomas Hayden | Stephen Hirsh | Mary Hoff | Don Hopey | Ann Johansson | Jane Kay | Rona Kobell | Michael Kodas | Bruce Lanphear | Cat Lazaroff | Tom Lent | Sharon Lerner | Charles Lewis | Abby Lubby | Cindy MacDonald | Gerald Marzorati | Meg McGuire | Craig Miller | Celeste Monforton | Susan Moran | Nancy Nichols | Beth Parke | Vince Patton | Leslie Pilgrim | Annie Reisewitz | Bruce Ritchie | Cristine Russell | Jennifer Sass | Peter Seidel | Kathleen Sheppard | Kassie Siegel | Rena Steinzor | Muriel Strand | Lana Straub | Meera Subramanian | David Todd | Rae Tyson | Morris War | Timothy Wheeler | Nadia White | Ronald White | Roger Witherspoon | Edward C. Wolf | Todd Woody | plus anonymous donors
Ashley Ahearn | Debra Atlas | Kat Bagley | Laurel Bender | Jason Bittel | Madeline Bodin | Charlotte Bond | Brooke Borel | Theresa Braine | Ashley Braun | Jane Braxton Little | Chris Bruggers | James Bruggers | Carol Ann Brzozowski | Tina Casagrand | Beth Daley | Joseph Davis | Gloria Dickie | Jun Takaki Dinyarian | Jennifer Dorroh | Elizabeth Dunham | Kiley Edgley | Donnelle Eller | Judy Fahys | Peyton Fleming | Richard Foss | Sharon Friedman | Nancy Gaarder | Christy George | Emily Gertz | Geoffrey Giller | Lyndsey Gilpin | Jana Goldman | Jennifer Grayson | Nancy Grossman | Michael Halpern | Jamie Hopkins | Brian Howard | Cheryl Katz | Beth Kracklauer | Frank Kummer | Martin LaMonica | Nancy Lord | Gilly Lyons | Charles Margulis | Rachel Massey | Nancy Matsumoto | Robert McClure | Elizabeth H. McGowan | Peter McHugh | Suzanne Palminteri | Laura Paskus | Layton Register | Brian Reil | Elizabeth Royte | Jennifer Sahn | Daisy Simmons | Baxter Smith | Kathleen Smythe | Tracy Staedter | Kim Stafford | Stephanie Tsao | Brett Walton | Sarah Webb | Jennifer Weeks | Michael Werner | Matthew Wheeland | Clint Wilder | Lori Witzel | Christine Woodside | plus anonymous donors
SEJ 2017 Memorial Gifts
"The Lizzie" SEJ Conference Fellowship
Sponsors of SEJ's 27th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Oct. 4-8, 2017
Conference Host and Primary Sponsor
Conference Contributors and Sponsors
- The Heinz Endowments
- Walton Family Foundation
- The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- The Pittsburgh Foundation
- The Richard King Mellon Foundation
- The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Pittsburgh Green Story
- The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
- Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
- Bloomberg BNA
- Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Foundation Grants 2016-2017:
- The Ardea Fund
- The Bullitt Foundation
- The Campbell Foundation
- The Compton Foundation
- craigslist Charitable Fund
- Trammell S. Crow
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
- The Energy Foundation
- FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
- J.M.H. Charitable Trust
- Marisla Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation
- Scripps Howard
- The Turner Foundation
- The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
- Walton Family Foundation
* 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 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).