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About the Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the premier source of news, opinion, and advice that nonprofit professionals, foundation executives, board members, fundraisers, and others rely on to stay up-to-date and guide their decision making. Both our monthly magazine and our website are filled with innovative ideas and thought-provoking content you won’t find anywhere else.

The Chronicle’s special reports, popular webinars, and free briefings provide indispensable information from top nonprofit experts. Our surveys offer valuable benchmarking data. The annual Philanthropy 50 report on the nation’s top donors is a must-read for fundraisers and charity executives alike. And our opinion section fuels the national conversation with ideas from a wide range of thinkers that include leading nonprofit and foundation executives as well as others who have fresh and innovative ideas.

Our email newsletters bring the Chronicle’s offerings to your inbox. Philanthropy Today and Philanthropy This Week keep readers up-to-date on the latest news and more. Nonprofit Adviser is chockful of how-to’s and problem-solving ideas. Fundraising Update is tailor-made for people looking for the latest ideas and case studies for attracting donations and grants. And Chronicle Insider gives subscribers a peak at our new issues each month.

Recently we have branched out on new and exciting ventures. Our partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation — which publishes articles for the public written by academics — has expanded our range of offerings to readers and spread our own content to a wider audience. And our fellowships are helping other media organizations learn more about the nonprofit world and how to report valuable in-depth articles about issues of importance to their readers.

And now, with more than three decades as a for-profit media company reporting on the nonprofit world, the Chronicle is transitioning to nonprofit status. Read more about our ambitious plans and about our gifts and grants.

For information on pitching an article or opinion piece or sending us a letter to the editor — and to see our staff and board lists — go to our Contact Us page.

About the Chronicle’s Philanthropic Support

The Chronicle of Philanthropy receives support from several foundations to fund some of its journalism.

The Lilly Endowment has provided more than $2 million over three years to the Chronicle as part of a partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation to help the public better understand philanthropy. Those funds support multiple Chronicle reporters, editors, and visual designers.

The Hewlett Foundation is providing $200,000 in general operating support this year, and the Chronicle has chosen to use it to support editors and designers involved in presenting opinion essays from contributors.

For all grant-funded work, Chronicle reporters and editors determine themes and approaches. None of our benefactors know before publication what topics and angles we are pursuing, and our journalists do not base any decision about what to cover on our support from grant makers.

In May 2022, the Chronicle announced plans to become a nonprofit. Details about the foundations that have offered to support us in that transition, along with our gift-acceptance policy, are available online. The Hilton, Heinz, Mott, and Ford foundations have provided $1,075,000 to help with the transition.

Other foundations have pledged grant dollars to be awarded when we receive official charity status from the Internal Revenue Service. We’ll regularly post updates about additional funding.