Environmental Health Sciences Editorial and Donor Transparency

Editorial Transparency

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of foundation grants, donations, sponsorships, advertising or in-kind support does not constitute endorsement of their products, services, practices or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content. Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization.

Donor Transparency

Environmental Health Sciences  is committed to transparency in every aspect of our funding.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics, and special projects. Our news staff operates independently of that support and retains full control of all editorial decisions.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their positions.

We do not allow anyone to assign, review, or edit content prior to publication.

As a nonpartisan nonprofit, Environmental Health Sciences will not accept donations from political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office.

We make public all donors who give $5000 or more per year and accept anonymous donations only when sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our editorial staff and does not present a conflict of interest.

Support for Environmental Health Sciences comes from these  institutions and individuals, among others, as of February 2023:

  • Foundation for the Carolinas
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • Maine Community Fund
  • Forsythia Foundation
  • Passport Foundation
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation
  • High Tide Foundation
  • Beyond Petrochemicals, a project of Resources Legacy Fund, and made possible by support from Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Anonymous

We are also grateful to the many readers who have stepped forward to support our journalism through their personal contributions.

Environmental Health Sciences is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 corporation, tax ID#88-0663738.

Acknowledgement: Environmental Health Sciences developed this donor transparency policy in accordance with standards developed by the Institute for Nonprofit News.