Ever wondered how Equinox Center is funded?
A letter from Equinox Center Executive Director Ann Tartre
How is Equinox Center funded?
It’s the #1 question we get from people who are just learning about us. We get it -- follow the money to find the special interests, right?
But what happens when a core principle of your organization is not to accept special interest funding and influence? When you were founded, like Equinox Center was 3 years ago, precisely because the San Diego region needed a truly independent, non-partisan, objective source for solutions to solve the challenges that threaten our quality of life?
Well...then you’re in for a tough slog! Fortunately, we love what we do, and evidence is mounting that others do as well. Being community supported is what enables us to take a balanced look at both economic AND environmental issues in identifying opportunities to help the region grow intelligently.
We’re not funded by the government. We don’t charge for our services. So where does the money come from? Individual contributions from people just like you make up more than 50% of our annual operating budget.
In other words, yes!, your contribution of $10, $25 or $50 a year helps keep Equinox Center up and running. So you could just ignore this post -- what’s $25, right?
Well, actually, it’s everything.
Will you take two minutes right now to make a donation of $25 to Equinox Center?