We take journalistic guidance from the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics, the Associated Press’ news values and principles, and The New York Times’ standards and ethics guidelines.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.


The Institute for the New Food Economy is a project of the Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which serves as its fiscal sponsor for all grants and donations. Donations to The Institute for the New Food Economy through the Windward Fund are 100% tax-deductible. The audited financials of The Windward Fund can be accessed here.

Our organization also may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content.

Philanthropist S. Donald Sussman has provided the funding to launch The New Food Economy, most recently through our fiscal sponsor The Windward Fund, a nonprofit organization. We are in need of additional donors and organizations to continue to fund our efforts. For more information, please email us at [email protected].

We will make public the names of those donors and organizations that have contributed $1,000 or more to The New Food Economy.