About Us

Founded in 2007, Inside Climate News is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that provides essential reporting and analysis on climate change, energy and the environment, for the public and for decision makers. We serve as watchdogs of government, industry and advocacy groups and hold them accountable for their policies and actions.

We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer. Already one of the largest dedicated environmental newsrooms in the country, ICN, through its local reporting networks, is committed to training the next generation of journalists, and to strengthening the practice of environmental and justice journalism.


Meet our team: At ICN we believe in collaboration and collegiality. Check out the people behind our news.

Funders & Donors

Inside Climate News is a not-for-profit incorporated in the state of New York and a 501 C3 tax-exempt organization operating as a public charity. It is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by the best practices of non-profit management.

We are supported primarily by grants for general support from charitable foundations and tax deductible donations from our readers. An independent audit of our 2019 fiscal year determined that 84 percent of our budget was used for program-related expenses: to pay staff and contributors to report, write, illustrate and edit articles; for travel; and for web development. The rest was divided almost evenly between fundraising and management expenses.

Donors who support our award-winning environmental journalism do not have any involvement in or access to our editorial process or decision-making. Our legal name is Lost Light Projects Inc (dba Inside Climate News). Our EIN is 56-2451141.

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