How We’re Funded

The Counter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Philanthropist S. Donald Sussman provided the funding to launch The New Food Economy in 2015, and is a continuing major benefactor of The Counter. The New Food Economy was renamed The Counter in 2020.

Donor Policy

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of a particular topic, but we maintain editorial control of that coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence over editorial content.

We gratefully acknowledge contributions of $1,000 or more from:

The Emma Bowen Foundation

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

An anonymous donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

The Ida and Robert Gordon Family Foundation

The Grace Communications Foundation

The Ruth and Stephen Grant Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Corby Kummer

Marc and Dinah Kramer

Steven Lipin

The Local Media Foundation

The Marcus Foundation

Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation

Bonnie Porta and Robert Monks

J. Powell

Greg Muth

The New York State Health Foundation

Doug Phillips

The Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh

The Shachar Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation John and Timi Sobrato Fund 

Andrew L. and Jennifer Johnson Stern

Robert Wood Johnson

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