DeSmog Canada is incorporated as a non-profit society under the B.C. Societies Act. We are funded by individuals and foundations that care about climate change, democracy, science and the environment. Since our launch, hundreds of readers have donated to support our independent journalism. In addition, we are grateful to accept funding from philanthropic foundations that support our mission.
In 2017, DeSmog Canada implemented policies on editorial independence and donor transparency, based on those adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News. As a part of our donor transparency policy, we disclose most donors who give DeSmog Canada more than $5,000 in a fiscal year. Some individuals may request anonymity due to privacy concerns, but anonymous donations of more than $5,000 shall not comprise more than 15 per cent of our total budget in any given year.
Here's how our funding breaks down for fiscal year 2015/2016.
|Financial Year||Funder (Donor, Client, Partner)||Revenue Received||Project|
|2016||Wilburforce Foundation||$154,165.71||Core Support|
|2016||Oak Foundation||$79,190.00||Core Support|
|2016||Salal Foundation||$26,857.14||B.C. Mining Research|
|2016||442 Individual Gifts Less than $5,000||$17,858.49||Core Support|
|2016||Spake Media House Inc.||$9,523.81||Lobbyist Database Research|