Donor & Financial Transparency Policy

The Miami News Trust and the Coconut Grove Spotlight are committed to donor and funding transparency in every aspect of our operations.

Accepting financial support is in no way an endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. As a 501c3 nonprofit (application pending) that operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We make public all revenue sources and donors who give $5,000 or more per year. As a news 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, as determined by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.


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