Ethics & Funders

New York Focus is deeply grateful for our supporters, who make our work possible.

We are a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by that organization.

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the journalistic and business interests of our organization. We 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.

Our organization 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, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services, or opinions.

We avoid accepting charitable donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials, or candidates 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.

The following list includes supporters who donated $1,000 or more since fiscal year 2022. (This list was last updated February 2024).


Ben Appen and Leslie Chang * Arnold Ventures * Kerith Aronow * Baskin Family Foundation * David Blum * Nancy and Tony Bowe * Buckholz/Fontaine Fund * Ron Chernow * Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust * Donna Levy/Richard Leroy Family Fund * Emerson Collective * Foote Family Charitable Fund * Ford Foundation * Benno Friedman * Lauren Glant * Patsy Glazer * Mark Gorton * Hollyhock Foundation * Sara Irvani * Lee Isaacsohn * Bill Janeway * Martha King * Sue Lehmann * The Lenfest Institute for Journalism * Marquit-Grieser Fund * Danielle Mattoon * Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation * Michael Mills * Richard and Barbara Moore * Thomas O’Keefe * Sarah O’Neill * The Offensend Family Foundation * Open Society Foundations * Park Foundation * The PCLB Foundation * Report for America * Susan Restler * Reva and David Logan Foundation * Robin Hood Foundation * Noah Rosenblum * Colin Rust and Jeannie Tseng * Scott Satterwhite * Peter Schwartz * Shippy Foundation * Hummy Song * Sontag Family Charitable Fund * Julius Taranto * The Tow Foundation * Trinity Church Wall Street * Nicholas Tsang * Catherine Vaughan * Vital Projects Fund * Rose Wadsworth * Susan Whorisky * Fareed Zakaria


Building a Stronger Future * Charles H. Revson Foundation * Ron Chernow * W. Don Cornwell * Emerson Collective * Ford Foundation * Mark Gorton * Neil Herriot * Roderick Hills * Thomas Howell * Martha King * Victor Kovner * LION publishers * Marquit-Grieser Fund * Gail Nayowith * Open Society Foundations * Park Foundation * Susan Restler * Reva and David Logan Foundation * Colette and Ryan Rosenberg * Noah Rosenblum * Scott Satterwhite * Alec Schierenbeck * David Schisgall * Peter Schwartz * Shippy Foundation * Paul Souder * Julius Taranto * Tiger Baron Foundation * Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies