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Funders and Finances

Our Supporters

The organizations listed below are some of our most generous supporters. We express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for their investment in our reporting.

Arnold Ventures
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Catherine Hawkins Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Democracy Fund
The Elizabeth R. and William J. Patterson Foundation
Emerson Collective
Ford Foundation
FThree Foundation
Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation (NewsMatch)
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Gruber Family Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hellman Foundation
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Inasmuch Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Marty & Dorothy Silverman Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Park Foundation
The Reva and David Logan Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The San Simeon Fund
Tides Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Financial Transparency and Donor Acceptance Policy

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. 

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, editorial beats and special projects. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses. (In 2020, Reveal received a forgivable loan from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.)

Our journalism judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We will accept anonymous donations without restrictions only if they adhere to all the guidelines laid out in this statement. 

We make public through our IRS Form 990 Schedule B all revenue sources and donors who give $5,000 or more per year. We will not accept donations from sources who – deemed by our board of directors – present a conflict of interest with our work, mission and values or compromise our independence.

Financial Documents

Here you will find recent financial information for The Center for Investigative Reporting dba Reveal. For additional information, please contact our development associate Kahjal Merchant at kmerchant@revealnews.org.

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2018 IRS 990
2018 audit
2017 IRS 990
2017 audit
2016 IRS 990
2016 audit
2015 IRS 990
2015 audit
2014 IRS 990
2014 audit
2013 IRS 990
2013 audit
2012 IRS 990
2012 audit
2011 audit