About Us

We created Inside Philanthropy with a simple goal: To pull back the curtain on one of the most powerful and dynamic forces shaping society. Our team of editors, reporters and researchers dig into how foundations and major donors are giving away their money, and why.

We believe the resources of philanthropy should be accessible to all, not just to those with the right connections, and we seek to explain the world of giving in ways that anyone can understand. If you're looking for funds to support your work, we can help. 

We are also committed to bringing more transparency and accountability to philanthropy at a time that it's having a growing impact on America and the world. While today's rising tide of generosity is a good thing, and we write often about smart and creative funders, we raise tough questions about the role of private money in public life. 

We always write about funders in a respectful and thoughtful way. We expect our community to also be respectful.

To learn more about how we approach our work, read our statement on “Where We’re Coming From.”

Inside Philanthropy has never taken money from philanthropic or venture capitalist sources and never will.  The vast majority of our revenue comes from paid memberships, with a small amount of income also coming from sponsored content and advertising. Please become a member.