SEJ Funding Sources — Support Hard-hitting Environmental Journalism

 

 

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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: www.sej.org/donate-sej. 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 2019 Gifts from Individuals*

Sustainer
$1,000-2,499

Eleanor Drey and Warren Saunders

Supporter
$100-499

Melanie Barnes  |  Anthony Davis  |  Paul and Anne Ehrlich  |  Kim Kastens  |  Christine Liu  |  Bruce Ritchie and Sue Ellen Smith  |  Morris Ward

Friend
$5-99

Chris Bruggers  |  Judith Hulka

 

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

 

Conference Host

 

SEJ 2019 Program and Operating Grants

 

SEJ 2019 Unrestricted Gifts from Any Source

Guardian
$2,500-4,999

Bracewell

Sustainer
$1,000-2,499

The Wilderness Society

 

SEJ 2019 Allowed Restricted Gifts

Supporter
$100-499

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

 


2018

 

SEJ 2018 Gifts from Individuals*

Sustainer
$1,000-2,499

Eleanor Drey  |  Sara Hiles  |  Cheryl Hogue  |  Stuart Leavenworth  |  Jay Letto  |  Meaghan Parker  |  Peter Thomson

Patron
$500-999

Katy Daigle  |  Dennis Dimick  |  Dan Fagin  |  Amy Gulick  |  Gregory Pasztor  |  Mark Schleifstein  |  Mani and Ruth Subramanian  |  Timothy Wheeler

Supporter
$100-499

Emilia Askari  |  Jay Austin  |  Cynthia Barnett  |  Richard Blaustein  |  Bill Birchard  |  Jennifer Bogo  |  Erika Bolstad  |  Jane Braxton Little  |  Kathleen Brewer  |  James Bruggers  |  Marla Cone  |  Anthony Davis  |  John DeCicco  |  James Detjen  |  Gloria Dickie  |  Elizabeth Douglass  |  Peter Fairley  |  Carolyn and Jeremiah Friedman  |  Adam Glenn  |  Gloria Gonzalez  |  Nancy Grossman  |  Michael Grunwald  |  Michael Hans  |  Thomas Hayden  |  Christine Heinrichs  |  Stephen J. Herman  |  Steve Hirsh  |  Don Hopey  |  Michael Keating  |  Torsten Kjellstrand  |  Michael Kodas  |  Charles Lewis  |  Christine Liu  |  Cindy MacDonald  |  Bobby Magill  |  Susan Moran  |  Mary Hallie O'Brien  |  Erik Olson  |  Anne Paine  |  Suzanne Palminteri  |  Barbara Parker  |  John Platt  |  David Poulson  |  Eric Prothero  |  Bruce Ritchie  |  David Sassoon  |  Peter Seidel  |  Meera Subramanian  |  Carolyn Whetzel  |  Roger Witherspoon  |  Tom Yulsman  |  plus anonymous donors

Friend
$5-99

Nancy Andrews  |  Erika Archibald  |  Tony Bartelme  |  Chris Bruggers  |  Keridwen Cornelius  |  Susan Cosier  |  Scott Dodd  |  Judy Fahys  |  Sharon Friedman  |  Maria Gallucci  |  Christy George  |  Justin Gerdes  |  Jana Goldman  |  Liza Gross  |  Nancy Grossman  |  Susan Hess  |  Ian James  |  Cheryl Katz  |  Chuck Kutscher  |  Kathrin Lassila  |  Robert Lee  |  Ted MacDonald  |  Jason Mark  |  Laurie Mazur  |  Rachel Nuwer  |  Beth Parke  |  Scot Quaranda  |  Laurie Rhodes  |  Karen Schaefer  |  Silke Schmidt  |  Alan Septoff  |  Hilary Sloane  |  Meighen Speiser  |  Rae Tyson  |  Jennifer Weeks  |  Clint Wilder  |  Edward Wolf  |  Christina Wolfe  |  Christine Woodside  |  Justin Worland  |  plus anonymous donors

Donations in support of Capital Gazette in their hour of need (see "Capital Gazette Murders: SEJ Responds"):

Bill Allen  |  Sadie Babits  |  Cynthia Barnett  |  Perry Beeman  |  Jane Braxton Little  |  Valerie Brown  |  Chris Bruggers  |  James Bruggers  |  Carol Brzozowski  |  Jeff Burnside  |  Anthony Davis  |  Dennis Dimick  |  Judy Fahys  |  Christy George  |  Erica Gies  |  Gloria Gonzalez  |  Liza Gross  |  Sharon Guynup  |  Michael Kodas  |  Francis Koster  |  Randy Loftis  |  Tara Lohan  |  Janet Marinelli  |  John Messeder  |  Susan Moran  |  Liam Moriarty  |  Patti Parson  |  Jason Plautz  |  Cindie Powell  |  Chris Richard  |  Mark Schleifstein  |  Deborah Schoch  |  Matt Smith  |  Jan Ellen Spiegel  |  Douglas Struck  |  Peter Thomson  |  Jennifer Weeks  |  Kenneth Weiss  |  Timothy Wheeler  |  Carolyn Whetzel  |  Gary Wilson  |  William Witherspoon

 

Host and Sponsor of SEJ's 28th Annual Conference in Flint, Michigan, Oct. 3-7, 2018

 

Conference Host

Conference Contributors and Sponsors

Principal

Ambassador

Supporter

Friend

 

SEJ 2018 Program and Operating Grants

 

SEJ 2018 Unrestricted Gifts from Any Source

Sustainer
$1,000-2,499

Bracewell

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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 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: 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).