Individual donations from supporters like you are the driving force behind EWG’s success, totaling approximately half of all annual revenue.
Non-lobbying grants from private foundations are our second biggest source of income, making up approximately thirty percent of revenue; they provide a stable, predictable bedrock of support.
The final 20 or so percent of EWG’s funding is raised via licensing and consulting fees associated with our EWG VERIFIED™ program, in-kind (non-monetary) donations and EWG’s fundraising events.
EWG provides one of the best returns on your philanthropic dollar, reaching tens of millions of people through the megaphone of our social media channels and coverage in mainstream media, leading entire business sectors away from priority chemicals and ultimately shaping policy conversations on public health.
We achieve this level of impact on an annual budget that is one-tenth the size of other environmental nonprofits with a major national reach like EWG's.
There are many reasons we are able to do this, but the biggest and most important is the reputation we’ve earned as a scientific leader on the topic of environmental exposures. This leadership is what turned these issues into national, mainstream priorities.
And our sound, scientific leadership is ensuring that action taken by manufacturers and policymakers has enough teeth to protect public health effectively, the way consumers expect so that someday legal will equal safe.
Where your donations go
Eighty-five% of dollars spent at EWG goes to programmatic staff time - that is, the salaries of the staff members, toxicologists, data analysts, and media experts carrying out EWG's research and executing our outreach and education campaigns.
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