How We Are Funded

Harvard Magazine is a 501(c)3 affiliate of Harvard University with excellent access to University news and news sources—but as an editorially independent publication, the magazine is written, edited, and produced with readers’ interests foremost in mind. This differs in purpose from many alumni publications across the United States that primarily serve the needs of their University news and development departments.

As a hybrid business—producing two-thirds of its revenue and receiving a subsidy from Harvard University for the remainder—the magazine can maintain its editorial independence and use this freedom to enlarge the scope of its reporting and pursue the best possible journalism about this exceptional University. 


Three-Legged Financial Model

The chart below shows our progress toward acquiring the necessary funding to produce Harvard Magazine in print and online for fiscal year 2024 (July 2023 through June 2024).

Request a copy of our fiscal year 2023 audited financial statements.


More Questions?

Contact Felecia Carter, Director of Circulation and Fundraising, at or 617-496-6694.