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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Citizen Participation, Environment, Environmental Education, Media & Communications

Mission: Our mission is to publish environmental news and commentary, spiked with a sense of humor and designed to motivate readers to take action on behalf of the environment.Half of our core readers are in their 20s and 30s, an audience that too often has not engaged with environmental organizations. Grist's readers include the heads of many environmental organizations, leading environmental scientists, congressional staffers, educators, students, journalists, grassroots activists, and people around the world who care about conservation but don't necessarily identify themselves as environmentalists. Millions of individuals are exposed to our work.

Target demographics: fight against climate change

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2 million reader per month become more informed about the environmental issues that impact the planet.

Geographic areas served: Seattle

Programs: daily environmental journalism, a strong fellowship program and in-depth reporting of environmental issues across the United States and the globe.

Community Stories

305 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed reading Grist for years. It is a wonderful way to learn about multiple and multi-faceted issues which are near and dear to my heart. Reading Grist allows me to be informed and branch into issues that I may not have been thinkiing of, but that are so important to our environment, our knowledge of business practices, what is safe for consumers and SO much more.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great writing and good humor even when the subject matter gets depressing... News about food and connection to the environment is really informative, often disturbing -- I don't know anywhere else you could find this kind of stuff. Some good articles about bikes in cities have been in there too.

Just as an aside, my dentist told me that his son was a writer for the Grist -- that improved my smile for a few days!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a huge fan of the Grist. I get the daily edition, and always enjoy the selection of news, opinions, and discussions that get posted. Grist balances news and forums wonderfully- I absolutely recommend the Grist to any environmentalist.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grist is always there when I need good information about the environment, about food safety or advise on bringing it all together. The beautiful part is the sense of humor that makes scary news easier to read and to understand.

I started reading Grist 4 years ago and never looked back. I have to check their website at least once a day.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grist is a door that opens and lets us see the world. The real world. I always look forward to the emails I receive and it would take too long to express myself. Grist enriches us all.

Review from Guidestar

Morton G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been reading Grist for years and as a result have been able to keep up with green developments both good and bad. It doesn't hurt that they include a dose of humor. I have alerted several young people to Grist and though I'm not sure of how much influence it exerted, they have become very involved in green activities in work and school.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Grist is really impressive. There's a lot of good, up to date information, delivered in a timely manner. It doesn't drip with guilt laden mumbo jumbo. It informs and educates as well as suggests courses of action which are possible, as solutions.

Review from Guidestar

Marcie B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seriously talented journalists who dig deep to get to the bottom of each story, and often with enough humor and/or finesse to make the reader feel comfortable, esp. with tough subjects.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Grist keeps me up to date on green issues so easily and so enjoyably. The range of topics is perfect, in my opinion, from geen cities, to bicycles, to issues affecting organic farmers. Ask Umbra summarizes issues around topics you would not have time to investigate on your own - such as what klnd of cat litter is best for the envionment. Her recipes are terrific: even my grandchildren like the kale chips! And so often I come across an article in Grist that I know will interest someone else in my family or among my friends. It is easy to e-mail them a copy. Best of all, the writers are thoughtful and well informed. And they always cite their rpimary sources.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I like the fun stories too, love TreeShagger! It isn't ALL doom and gloom!

Review from Guidestar