Accountability Counsel is committed to undertaking its work with integrity, to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. We recognize that our impact rests on having legitimacy and credibility as an organization that can be trusted, that upholds the standards of transparency, equity, and accountability that we demand of others, and that attracts and retains a talented and engaged team.

These values inform our governance, including the policies below:

If you have any questions about these policies, please reach out to us at Our Executive Director, Director of Finance and Administration, Board Chair, and Board Governance Committee Chair will receive those emails.

Our Own Accountability

If you have any concerns about our work, or knowledge of any misconduct or violations of the policies linked above, we strongly encourage you to submit a report using this form.

Annual Reports

Accountability Counsel is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the U.S. Our tax identification number (EIN) is 46-1909035.

Financial Audit Reports



Accountability Counsel is primarily philanthropically funded, with about 95% of our income coming from foundations and 5% from individual donors. We only solicit and accept gifts and revenue that are consistent with our mission and that support our core programs, operations, and any special projects. In accordance with our Gift and Revenue Acceptance Policy, we evaluate all potential solicitation of gifts, unsolicited gifts, and revenue to ensure that accepting gifts or revenue does not create actual or perceived conflicts-of-interest with our vision, mission, strategy, or programmatic goals.

Current foundation funders include: 11th Hour Project, Anonymous Foundation, the Burkehaven Family Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Christensen Fund, David & Anita Keller Foundation, Environmental Defenders Collaborative, Ford Foundation, Global Greengrants Fund, Impact Giving, Luminate, Open Society Institute, Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, Stichting Foundation for International Law for the Environment, Wallace Global Fund, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, and Woodcock Foundation.

Previous foundation funders include: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green, Heising-Simons Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Open Road Alliance, Sall Family Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Start Small, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.