Our Promise to Donors

Street Sense Media upholds the Donor Bill of Rights from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We will never sell, rent, exchange or share your information. You always have the right to opt-out of any communication with Street Sense Media. Your preferences will be honored.

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Year Audits 990s                Donor Transparency
2021 Not yet available Not yet available 2021 Major Donors
2020 2020 Audit 2020 990          2020 Major Donors
2019 2019 Audit 2019 990          2019 Major Donors
2018 2018 Audit 2018 990
2017 2017 Audit 2017 990
2016 2016 Audit 2016 990
2015 2015 Audit 2015 990
2014 2014 Audit 2014 990
2013 2013 Audit 2013 990
2012 Annual Report 2012 Audit 2012 990
2011 Annual Report 2011 Audit 2011 990
2010 2010 Audit 2010 990


Donor & Financial Transparency

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Our organization makes public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with the Institute for Nonprofit News’s membership standards. As a news nonprofit, we avoid accepting charitable donations from select government entities, political parties, elected officials, or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

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