Donor Transparency

Modifier is an initiative of Resolve Philly. Our nonprofit maintains a clear separation between editorial decisions and all sources of revenue. This intentional division ensures that funding does not present a conflict of interest for our journalism or compromise our editorial independence.

Gifts, grants, and sponsorships from individuals and organizations help fund our nonprofit’s mission, but our judgments are made independently from donor support. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their positions.

Resolve Philly may accept financial support for reporting on particular topics. Our editorial staff determines what these topics are, and Resolve Philly and its newsroom partners retain editorial control over the resulting coverage. We do not give donors the rights to assign, review, or edit content, and editorial copy is never shared with donors prior to publication.

Members of Resolve Philly’s staff, Board of Directors, or Advisory Committees do not accept gifts or favors of more than nominal value. They also refuse any special treatment from persons or entities that are or could be a subject or source for our coverage, or otherwise have any interest in Resolve Philly’s reporting.

Our organization makes public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. As a journalism nonprofit, we avoid accepting charitable donations from anonymous sources, government entities, political parties, elected officials, or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence, as deemed so by our Board of Directors. You can learn more about Resolve Philly’s funders here.

Acknowledgement: Resolve Philly established this policy in accordance with standards developed by the Institute for Nonprofit News and found further guidance in the editorial independence policy of The Trace.