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Donor Transparency Policy

South Dakota News Watch is committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.


Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

South Dakota News Watch accepts gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. Gifts may be in-kind services or tangible goods.

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

South Dakota News Watch will make public all donors. As a nonprofit, we will not accept donations from anonymous sources, government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.