CSPI's Funding Sources

CSPI is primarily funded by the 900,000 subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and individual donors. Private foundation grants make up approximately 5% to 10% of CSPI's annual revenue of $17 million. Nutrition Action Healthletter accepts no advertising, and CSPI accepts no corporate funds or government grants.

CSPI's audited financial statements and its IRS Form 990, both of which conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, are available for inspection. CSPI is governed by a volunteer board of directors operating under its articles of incorporation and bylaws. CSPI also maintains a strict conflict of interest policy for its staff and board members. CSPI's mission statement and original IRS application for exemption (Form 1023) are provided for your information. CSPI extends its sincere gratitude to those foundations and to the thousands of individuals who provide support for its advocacy programs.

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Charitable Funding

The following list acknowledges foundations and individuals who have supported CSPI generously with gifts of $5,000 or more since July 1, 2012. We would also like to acknowledge donations from those donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation
Amaturo Family Foundation
Laura and John Arnold
The Barkley Fund
Lisa Blue Baron
Harold and Stephanie Bronson
The California Endowment
Center for Communications, Health and the
Environment (CECHE)
Keith and Elaine Christian
Crown Family Philanthropies
Farvue Foundation
Gaia Fund
Gegax Family Foundation
The Grodzins Fund
Suzanne and Lawrence Hess
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Reid and Barbara Kimball
P. M. and Tita Kealoha
Kresge Foundation
Bernard Lewis Charitable Trust
The Marisla Fund
The Moon Drunk Fund
Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
The Park Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Maria Sarath Ragucci
Mr. Compton Rees
Saperstein Family Fund
Hannah P. Snyder
Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
Springbank Foundation
The Streisand Foundation
Flora L. Thornton Foundation
Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D.
Wallace Genetic Foundation
Alisa Yaffa and Ken McElvain
Peg Yorkin

We would like to give special recognition to special donors who have been giving annually for 20 or more years. CSPI cherishes their loyal support.

The Barkley Fund
Reverend and Mrs. Alden Besse
Elizabeth Block
Bob and Cheryl C.
Carolyn C. Henrich
John and Sue Hensley
Tom Lehrer
Joan Studer Levine
Jerry T. Limbaugh
Mrs. Kenneth Merrill
Sue and Joel Nevens
Ann Philippi
Sandra Weiswasser
Bayla F. White
Ted and Trudy Winsberg

We also respectfully acknowledge memorial support from the estates of:

Florence Ellen Bell
Allan R. Berger
Leon J. Corbin
Lois N. Daunt
Sandra T. Davidson
Jeanette L. Falkoff
Diane Sloane Field
Lucille Gielow
Sherwood M. Haas
Clara Hay
Myra Elizabeth Howe
Erna Landsberger
Leslie Margaret Leonelli
Marie C. Lynch
Anita Morreale
Karl Nell
Meta Osborne
Stanley I. Rappeport
Ralph T. Rehwoldt
Gertrude J. Sandt
Lynn A. Schreiber
Dayle Smith
Ruth Test
P. Laurie Maxwell Tenney
Arthur Young

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