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Upstream entirely listener funded—we couldn't keep this project going without your support. You can make a one-time or recurring donation through our nonprofit fiscal-sponsor at the link above OR you can join our Patreon at receive bonus episodes and other benefits.


Upstream is produced mostly by just two people: Della and Robert. Most shows like this have an entire team of researchers, writers, producers, audio engineers, editors, etc. We do it all on our own—and we couldn't do it without the financial support from our community.

If we were living several hundred years ago, perhaps we would have a wealthy patron that would bestow upon us large sums of money to keep us going. Perhaps if our message was less threatening to the current economic paradigm, we would have an easier time finding funding from traditional sources.  Neither of these are the case.


For now, our ability to keep this project going is reliant upon the generosity of our listeners. We want to continue to bring you the high quality documentaries and the important interviews that challenge traditional economics and inspire change. And we want to be able to produce more than just a couple of episodes a year.


This is where you can make a difference. Please consider supporting us at an amount that makes most sense for you. And if you're simply not at a place where you can donate financially (trust us, we understand), we're always in need of ratings and reviews on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and folks who can share our conversations and documentaries with folks who might appreciate the content. Thank you for all the love and support!


Upstream is fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) organization 

All donations to Upstream are fully tax deductible.

Donor Transparency Policy

The Upstream Podcast is committed to transparency in the funding of our organization.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts and grants from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics, and special projects. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We make public all donors  for the previous year who gave $5,000 or more per year. As a fiscally sponsored project, we will avoid accepting donations from anonymous sources, and we will not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. 

We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our editors, executive director or board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

2023 Donors Over $5000

  • Guerilla Foundation

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