Grist is the nation's most influential green news site. Since its founding in 1999, Grist's fresh, intelligent, and irreverent voice has gained a monthly following of 2,000,000 users. Hailed as the Daily Show of the environment, Grist connects big issues like climate change and conservation to daily life, and spotlights the people and ideas leading the way to a cleaner, greener future.
Grist has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2010.
Grist's top 50 people you'll be talking about in 2016. Photo courtesy of Grist.
Graphic from Grist's Make America Green Again series. Photo courtesy of Grist.
Grist's 2015 journalism fellows. Photo courtesy of Daniel Penner.
$40,000 - To support environmental news and commentary, and to engage the next generation in conservation solutions. Conservation capacity
$40,000 - To support environmental news and commentary and engage the next generation in solutions. Conservation capacity
$60,000 - A two-year grant for general support to cover environmental news and commentary. Conservation capacity
$50,000 - A two-year grant for general support to cover environmental news and commentary. Conservation capacity
$25,000 - To help the organization adopt new metrics and tools to engage its current and potential subscriber base. Conservation capacity
$50,000 - To increase fund development capabilities and to pursue an audience expansion strategy. Conservation capacity
$3,000 - To respond to the recent explosion of social networking tools and strategies, and their emerging potential to make positive change. Grist seeks planning funds to develop a convention in early 2011 to explore how these new tools can be used to mobilize the next generation around environmental issues. Opportunity fund