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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

560 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Owen Henry Windows & Doors is a family-owned business in Seattle, WA providing professional service and installation of residential replacement windows and doors.

Website: http://www.owenhenrywindows.com

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

Before giving to this organization, I would recommend reading the employee reviews on Glassdoor: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Grist-Reviews-E298868.htm

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Of all the charities I support, I believe that my contributions are most effective at Grist. I could benefit from grist.org whether or not I was a contributor, but I feel that Grist benefits from grass-roots supporters like me, who are the site's primary audience. I am part of the Grist community as a reader, and sense that I am like immediate family as a result of my contribution

Donor

Rating: 5

As a longtime reader of Grist, I feel that my donations to them are really just money that I owe them for all of their amazing journalism and advocacy, and for the energy that they inject into the green movement. I have made donations in response to their appeals, but also in response to reading an awesome article. Sometimes I make a gift to get whatever cool giveaway they have, but most of the time it is simply because I am thankful for all that they do and I want to ensure that they stay around.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Grist is my go-to website for breaking and in-depth reporting on all matters environmental. They are especially useful in providing a deeper and more contextual look that is not partisan or knee-jerk, but thoughtful and smart (with a very healthy dose of hilarious). Grist is my one-stop shop for all news environmental--and even environmental takes on seemingly "unrelated" news. And Ask Umbra is my mentor, whether she knows it or not :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Grist has been a vital source for educating the public about issues of great impact to our world and its wildlife and human populations. It routinely brings issues to our attention that often are not addressed in the typical media outlet such as radio, internet and TV and if so is given only a cursory mention with no details or discussion - which is what is needed. Grist is an excellent investigative resource and I will continue to recommend and utilize this organization for up to date and critical review and explaination of serious issues that our country must address. I thank them for their relentless search for the truth as well as their campaigns to urge readers to get involved in resolution of issues facing our great country.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist has a wealth of information regarding health and environmental issues which is cutting edge and timely. I have been reading their website daily for as long as I can remember. Also, I have referred many friends and family who also discuss the issues addressed on this site. It saves time and is accurate. I look forward to their e-mails and read them thoroughly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-date and breaking environmental news. It's competent, comprehensive, and best of all, written with wit and humor.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-the-minute, accurate, informative, and witty news on environmental issues. I recommend their Daily Grist environmental newsletter highly!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist is useful to me every single day, keeping me informed on the latest environmental news and thinking. And it's always interesting. My day wouldn't be complete without Grist.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My life wouldn't be complete without Grist's insightful. thorough and high quality reporting.

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Monika M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Over the past year, my appreciation of Grist's reporting has diminished to the point where I stopped subscribing to the newsletter. I still check the website occasionally for articles that may be of interest. However, it bothers me that many of the articles I read are somewhat spiteful of other viewpoints. Though that many be a good way to appease hardcore fans, it doesn't help bring burgeoning environmentalists into the fold. It also reflects the "anti" characterization that society is giving to environmentalists today. While we do need to remain strong and keep fighting for the environment, we also need to be careful to not create divisions between environmentalists and people who can help us (e.g. people interested in social justice, politicians, etc.).

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grist is a great publication that provides daily information on a HUGE variety of environmental topics. On top of all the work they do researching and writing informative articles, they maintain a positive outlook that gives readers hope and inspires them to continue working toward a clean, healthy environment that benefits the planet and all the people on it.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Grist continues clever, funny, pithy, focussed, and entertaining. We need humor to help us fathom the unfathomable gulf between serious science pronouncements and self-centered head-inthe-sand consumer/government behavior in response thereto. Grist Magazine has used every clever headline in the lexicon already, but there must be more, as they come up with them every day. I'm involved in a number of not-for-profit projects and organizations, many in the environmental arena. Grist remains my favorite source for news and politics - EVEN BETTER than Jon Stewart and The Daily Show (which I've never seen since I don't have a television).

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Donor

Rating: 4

GRIST manages to find several stories about the environmental movement EVERY DAY to send to us. Each is headlined with a witty punny intro. GRIST is irreverent, resourceful, clever, factual, suspicious, skeptical, and pithy.

Their in-depth articles and videos on how to live a "green" life with every-day suggestions from deodorant to doorstops are entertaining and practical.

Our family is proud to support this wise, fun, far-reaching, creative web-operation and thank their staff for their excellent work.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great way to receive information about the environment including politics and business in an entertaining way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Grist has been great at keeping me in the loop about what environmental issues are current. An advise column has helped me make wise choices for daily living. And the humor goes a long way to keep the information from being all doom and gloom.

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