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Religion News Service is a non-profit news service incorporated as Religion News LLC. Religion News LLC seeks grant funding and donations to support its reporting, similar to most other non-profit news organizations. Religion News has a strict conflict of interest policy for its board and strict guidelines to assure editorial independence from funders. At present, Religion News LLC is supported by two grants. In 2011, Religion News LLC received a significant three-year grant from The Lilly Endowment Inc. Also in 2011, RNS received a two-year grant to support part-time reporting on the freethought and atheist movement from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. Neither funder has asked us to cover specific stories or sought a specific slant on any issue.

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