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How We're Funded

The Sunlight Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Sunlight was launched in April 2006 with a $3.5 million contribution from co-founder Michael Klein (Click here to read a Washington Post story about the launch of Sunlight).

Contributor Amount Description

Omidyar Network

$2,000,000.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($1,700,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012 with an additional $4,300,000 available via "matching funds")

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$1,492,000.00

To help expand our open datasets and tools, serve a larger public and share lessons learned to improve open government. ($4,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2013). See the grant announcement for more.

Michael R. Klein

$500,000.00

For general support.

Rockefeller Family Fund

$500,000.00

For general support.

Cards Against Humanity, LLC

$300,000.00

From two separate checks totaling $300,000 for general support. To find out the story behind the $50,000 donation, check out this blog post! For the story behind the $250,000 donation, check out this other blog post!

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$250,000.00

For continued support of an international program to promote government transparency. ($750,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012)

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

$175,000.00

To conduct research and analyses designed to reveal the major issues behind accessing criminal justice data and bring open data sources that do exist to the forefront. ($613,549.00 awarded over two years starting in 2014)

Global Integrity

$163,875.00

For support of the Money, Politics and Transparency project, a joint endeavor funded in part by the Open Society Foundations and the Hewlett Foundation aimed at improving political finance transparency across the globe.

Ford Foundation

$150,000.00

For support to acquire new data showing a wide range of corporate financial interactions with government, add super PAC, “dark money” data and enhanced lobbying data to our flagship data site, Influence Explorer, and refine our Docket Wrench tool to better show corporate influence over regulations—all to demonstrate the connections between corporate influence and impact on government policy. ($355,000 awarded over two years starting in 2013)

Chang K. Park Foundation

$100,000.00

For general support.

Park Foundation

$100,000.00

For support to acquire new data showing a wide range of corporate financial interactions with government, add super PAC, “dark money” data and enhanced lobbying data to our flagship data site, Influence Explorer, and refine our Docket Wrench tool to better show corporate influence over regulations—all to demonstrate the connections between corporate influence and impact on government policy.

Rita Allen Foundation

$100,000.00

For support of OpenCongress ($200,000 awarded over two years starting in 2014).

Kaphan Foundation

$50,000.00

For general support.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

$50,000.00

For support of database development and customized media partnerships in Illinois.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

$40,000.00

For general support.

Investigative News Network

$38,156.00

To support a conference to train journalists how to track money in the 2014 mid-term elections, at the recommendation of the Democracy Fund.

Transparency International - Secretariat

$32,654.00

For the enhancement of Sunlight's Docket Wrench tool, including the ingestion of financial data from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

793 gifts under $250

$31,741.73

craigslist Charitable Fund

$25,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Anonymous

$25,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of anonymous.

Smart Family Foundation

$16,625.00

For general support.

United Way of the Bay Area

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Lenny and Christine Mendonca.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, The KOIVU Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Matt Cutts.

UX Pin

$8,994.00

In-kind

For renewed use of UX Pin design tools.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Helianthus Fund

$7,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marjorie B. Roswell.

Microsoft Corporation

$5,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Pew Charitable Trusts

$5,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Edwards Family Fund

$5,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Douglas and Kristen Edwards.

World Bank

$5,000.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Participant Media

$3,000.00

For general support.

BeeKeeper Group, LLC

$2,500.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

GitHub

$2,500.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Granicus, Inc.

$2,500.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

James G. Hart Foundation

$2,500.00

For general support.

Socrata

$2,500.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

$2,125.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Rigo Dillon and others, via a Google Inc. employee matching program.

M&M Foundation

$2,000.00

For general support.

Raymond Garcia

$2,000.00

For general support.

Susan & Ford Schumann Foundation

$2,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Ford Schumann.

Democracy Works, Inc.

$1,985.00

To advise in the creation of an easily deployable website template for local election offices, at the recommendation of the Democracy Fund.

Scott Crabtree

$1,700.00

For general support.

Andrew Cohen

$1,000.00

On Behalf of ForumOne Communications for support of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Andrew McLaughlin

$1,000.00

For general support.

Rob Malda

$1,000.00

For general support.

Timothy Gholson

$1,000.00

On behalf of the League of Technical Voters, for support of Sunlight Local Policy.

Wells Fargo Advisor at the recommendation of anonymous

$1,000.00

For general support.

Data Transparency Coalition

$750.00

For sponsorship of TransparencyCamp 2014.

Azavea Inc.

$500.00

For sponsorship of Unblight.

Barbara Friedman

$500.00

For general support.

Deborah Bilder and Lee Serota

$500.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, The Richard and Dianne Rumsey Family Fund

$500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Rick & Dianne Rumsey.

Frank Beckman, Jr.

$500.00

For general support.

Marvin Gottlieb

$500.00

For general support.

The George Washington University

$500.00

Honorarium for Kathy Kiely.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Peter Stair Fund

$500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Peter C. Stair.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$365.62

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington

$250.00

For sponsorship of Sunshine Week Panel: How journalists can unlock inaccessible government data .

Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc.

$250.00

For sponsorship of Unblight.

Frank Vogl

$250.00

For general support.

Fund for Constitutional Government

$250.00

For sponsorship of Sunshine Week Panel: How journalists can unlock inaccessible government data .

Henry Stiles

$250.00

On behalf of Artifex Software, for sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

Marc Fenton

$250.00

For general support.

Ontodia, Inc.

$250.00

For sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

OpenGov, Inc.

$250.00

For sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

ProPublica

$250.00

For sponsorship of Sunshine Week Panel: How journalists can unlock inaccessible government data .

Quandl

$250.00

For sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

$250.00

For sponsorship of Sunshine Week Panel: How journalists can unlock inaccessible government data .

Robert Hanham

$250.00

For general support.

Scott Phillips

$250.00

On behalf of Civic Ninjas, for sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

Contributor Amount Description

Omidyar Network

$2,542,062.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($1,700,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012 with an additional $4,300,000 available via "matching funds")

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$750,000.00

To help expand our open datasets and tools, serve a larger public and share lessons learned to improve open government. ($4,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2013). See the grant announcement for more.

Michael R. Klein

$500,000.00

For general support.

Rockefeller Family Fund

$500,000.00

For general support.

Michael R. Klein

$357,500.00

For support of OpenCongress.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$250,000.00

For continued support of an international program to promote government transparency. ($750,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012)

Ford Foundation

$205,000.00

For support to acquire new data showing a wide range of corporate financial interactions with government, add super PAC, “dark money” data and enhanced lobbying data to our flagship data site, Influence Explorer, and refine our Docket Wrench tool to better show corporate influence over regulations—all to demonstrate the connections between corporate influence and impact on government policy. ($355,000 awarded over two years starting in 2013)

Open Society Foundations

$125,000.00

To continue and expand Sunlight's international program for a second year.

Stanton Foundation

$123,488.00

To make targeted, technical improvements to Scout (a free, online alert system that demonstrates how legislation and regulations are shaped in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols) and work with a marketing firm to learn more about the existing users of Influence Explorer, OpenStates and Docket Wrench.

Omidyar Network

$60,000.00

To explore the possibility of a global project on open data (Global Open Data Initiative) and to examine the possibility of a concrete plan and proposal for its implementation and administration.

Chang K. Park Foundation

$50,000.00

For general support.

Foundation to Promote Open Society

$40,000.00

For support of an Open Data Charter (Global Open Data Initiative).

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

$40,000.00

For general support. ($80,000 awarded over two years starting in 2012)

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$25,645.00

To purchase and deploy videoconferencing equipment and services.

Alan A. Fischer

$25,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Anonymous

$25,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Anonymous.

774 gifts under $250

$24,562.44

Esther Dyson

$10,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Helianthus Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marjorie B. Roswell.

Foundation to Promote Open Society

$10,000.00

For support of a new strategic international program which will focus on advancing international policy norms and strengthening and supporting transparency partners abroad. ($100,000 awarded over one year starting in 2012)

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Craig Newmark.

Nicholas J. Klein

$10,000.00

For general support.

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$10,000.00

For general support.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The Conway Family Foundation Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Ron Conway.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

$10,000.00

For general support.

United Way of the Bay Area

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Lenny and Christine Mendonca.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, The KOIVU Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Matt Cutts.

e.Republic, Inc.

$5,000.00

In-kind

Free advertising at GOVERNING.com for Scout and support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

Elbaz Family Foundation

$5,000.00

For general support.

Pew Charitable Trusts

$5,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

Seattle Foundation, Washienko/Mathieu Family Fund

$5,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Michael C. Mathieu and Kathleen M. Washienko.

Justin Buell

$3,125.00

For general support.

Alicia Barrett

$2,500.00

On behalf of Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity for support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Marilyn and Michael Glosserman Community Fund

$2,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marilyn & Michael Glosserman.

David Bonderman

$2,500.00

For general support.

Granicus, Inc.

$2,500.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation, Inc.

$2,500.00

For general support.

James G. Hart Foundation

$2,500.00

For general support.

M&M Foundation

$2,500.00

For general support.

Mozilla Foundation

$2,000.00

For sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

Rigo Dillon

$2,000.00

For general support.

David S. Joerg

$1,500.00

For general support.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$1,422.35

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

Ed Dua

$1,250.00

For general support.

Marc Joffe

$1,250.00

For support of the PDF Liberation Hackathon.

Scott Crabtree

$1,100.00

For general support.

UXPin

$1,068.00

In-kind

Market value of one year subscription to UXPin's "Company Wide" Plan.

Columbia Books & Information Services

$1,000.00

In-kind

Free advertising for Scout and support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

Forum One Communications Corporation

$1,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

GitHub

$1,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2013.

Helen Romain

$1,000.00

For general support.

Lederer Foundation, Inc.

$1,000.00

For general support.

May Family Foundation

$1,000.00

For general support.

Raymond Garcia

$1,000.00

For general support.

Thomas Stell

$1,000.00

For general support.

Tad Oyler

$750.00

For general support.

Cathryn Tighe

$500.00

For general support.

Deborah Bilder & Lee Serota

$500.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, The Richard and Dianne Rumsey Family Fund

$500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Rick & Dianne Rumsey.

Francis McGovern

$500.00

For general support.

May-Ling Gonzales

$500.00

For general support.

Premkumar Devanbu

$500.00

For general support.

Ryan Wold

$500.00

For general support.

Sue Ravenscroft

$500.00

For general support.

University of Maryland College Park

$500.00

Honorarium for Ellen Miller.

University of Southern California

$500.00

Honorarium for Evan MacKinder.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Peter Stair Fund

$500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Peter C. Stair.

Per Dutton

$400.00

For general support.

Ben Curtis

$250.00

For general support.

Brian Staunton

$250.00

For general support.

Derek Calder

$250.00

For general support.

Eddie Sinkfield

$250.00

For general support.

Frank Vogl

$250.00

For general support.

Kirk Ross

$250.00

For general support.

Marc Fenton

$250.00

For general support.

Mark Headd

$250.00

For general support.

Matthew Brand

$250.00

For general support.

Meridian International Center

$250.00

Honorarium for Kathy Kiely.

Michael Schoeberl

$250.00

For general support.

Contributor Amount Description

Google Foundation (Google.org)

$2,100,000.00

To support the expansion of civic and political standards and data pipelines, source and integrate city-level data, incubate an ecosystem of civic startups and to collect and analyze cases that illustrate the power of technology-driven transparency policies to improve civic engagement, reduce government waste, and bring about other positive changes. ($2,100,000 awarded over two years starting in December 2012)

Michael R. Klein

$1,500,000.00

For general support.

Omidyar Network

$1,457,938.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($1,700,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012 with an additional $4,300,000 available via "matching funds")

Omidyar Network

$544,224.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($6,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2009, with an additional $3,000,000 available via "matching funds")

Rockefeller Family Fund

$500,000.00

For general support.

Ford Foundation

$300,000.00

For support of a Transparency Training Program (Sunlight Academy) to equip journalists, advocates and others with the tools to effectively access and use government data to increase transparency and government accountability. ($300,000 awarded over one year)

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$250,000.00

For the development of a new international program to promote government transparency. ($750,000 awarded over three years starting in 2012)

Atlantic Philanthropies

$100,000.00

To establish a new pilot, post-graduate journalism fellowship program, the "John E. Moss Fellowship," at Sunlight which will intensively train journalism post-graduates in new techniques and technologies. ($200,000 awarded over two years starting in 2011)

Foundation to Promote Open Society

$90,000.00

For support of a new strategic international program which will focus on advancing international policy norms and strengthening and supporting transparency partners abroad. ($100,000 awarded over one year starting in 2012)

Kaphan Foundation

$75,000.00

For general support.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$55,000.00

For support of a bi-coastal datafest and hackathon which will bring together journalists, data analysts and coders to examine and use campaign finance, lobbying and government transparency data.

Chang K. Park Foundation

$50,000.00

For general support.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

$50,000.00

For the development and promotion of Open States: Illinois, an Illinois legislative database and web platform (part of our Open States project) that will make publicly available data sources more accessible to journalists and citizens.

Google, Inc.

$45,000.00

To support development of a Vote Planner App, which will let voters access information about upcoming elections and share their voting plans online.

Poynter Institute

$41,000.00

For support of a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) and related training on the topic of investigating Super PACs. (Grant administered by Poynter in partnership with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation)

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

$40,000.00

For general support. ($80,000 awarded over two years starting in 2012)

Pew Charitable Trusts

$39,874.00

Contract for development of the Subsidyscope website.

Alan A. Fischer

$25,000.00

For general support.

craigslist Charitable Fund

$25,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Anonymous

$25,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Anonymous.

Stanton Foundation

$25,000.00

To work with a marketing firm to grow the user-base of Scout (a free, online alert system that demonstrates how legislation and regulations are shaped in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols) and expand the audience of people and organizations who interact with the Sunlight Foundation or one of our tools, websites or products.

Open Society Institute

$22,066.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2012.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

$10,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Craig Newmark.

Stuart M. Bloch

$10,000.00

For general support.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, The KOIVU Fund

$10,000.00

For general support.

124 gifts under $250

$5,821.33

e.Republic, Inc.

$5,000.00

In-kind

Free advertising at GOVERNING.com for TransparencyCamp 2012.

Elbaz Family Foundation

$5,000.00

For general support.

Nicholas J. Klein

$5,000.00

For general support.

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$5,000.00

For general support.

Seattle Foundation, Washienko/Mathieu Family Fund

$5,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Michael C. Mathieu and Kathleen M. Washienko.

Justin Buell

$4,238.95

For general support.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$3,999.62

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Marilyn and Michael Glosserman Community Fund

$2,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marilyn & Michael Glosserman.

James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation, Inc.

$2,500.00

For general support.

James G. Hart Foundation

$2,500.00

For general support.

Microsoft via TechSoup

$2,295.00

In-kind

Software purchased from TechSoup donated by Microsoft.

Eric Spiegel

$2,010.00

For general support.

Andrew McLaughlin

$1,000.00

For general support.

Azavea Inc.

$1,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2012.

Brian and Lucy Conboy

$1,000.00

For general support.

Columbia Books & Information Services

$1,000.00

In-kind

Free advertising for TransparencyCamp 2012.

David S. Joerg

$1,000.00

For general support.

Forum One Communications Corporation

$1,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2012.

Jason May

$1,000.00

For general support.

Kenyon D. Wells

$1,000.00

On behalf of CGI Federal for support of TransparencyCamp 2012.

Lederer Foundation, Inc.

$1,000.00

For general support.

Microsoft Corporation

$1,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2012.

University of Arkansas, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

$1,000.00

Honorarium for Ellen S. Miller.

Anonymous

$556.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Michael J. Osenar Gift Fund

$500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Michael J. Osenar.

Katherine Foss McClintic

$500.00

For general support.

Robert Hanham

$500.00

For general support.

Warren H. Haber

$500.00

For general support.

Per Dutton

$400.00

For general support.

Greg Bell

$300.00

For general support.

Dane Summers

$250.00

For general support.

Paul Schreiber

$250.00

For general support.

Vincent Nibler

$250.00

For general support.

Contributor Amount Description

Omidyar Network

$2,983,592.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($6,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2009, with an additional $3,000,000 available via "matching funds")

Michael R. Klein

$1,000,000.00

For general support.

Rockefeller Family Fund

$1,000,000.00

For general support.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$599,132.00

To create a suite of National Data Apps (Sunlight Health, Upwardly Mobile and Sitegeist) - platforms and tools for delivering federal data to the public. ($1,216,678 awarded over two years starting in 2010)

Open Society Foundations

$300,000.00

To advance transparency and open government through reporting, tools and policies that will further expose for public scrutiny the influence of lobbying in Washington and will promote the full implementation, codification and expansion of the Open Government Directive. ($300,000 awarded over 15 months)

Rita Allen Foundation

$300,000.00

To fully develop and implement the Open States Project which will provide a new resource for identifying and tracking activity within state legislatures. ($500,000 awarded over two years starting in 2011)

Pew Charitable Trusts

$228,750.00

Contract for development of the Subsidyscope website.

Kaphan Foundation

$110,000.00

For general support.

Atlantic Philanthropies

$100,000.00

To establish a new pilot, post-graduate journalism fellowship program, the "John E. Moss Fellowship," at Sunlight which will intensively train journalism post-graduates in new techniques and technologies. ($200,000 awarded over two years starting in 2011)

Mark Cuban

$100,000.00

For general support.

Stanton Foundation

$93,077.00

To create a national, legislative alert system on the basis of issue or keyword – a Google Alerts for public policy (Scout).

SRA International, Inc.

$75,000.00

For general support.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$60,000.00

For development of open-source software that reveals the patterns of influence behind public comments (Docket Wrench).

Chang K. Park Foundation

$50,000.00

For general support.

Open Society Foundations

$40,000.00

To expand and diversify a coalition of groups that will publicly demand transparency from the "Super Committee" and to coordinate action among the coalition.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

$40,000.00

To ensure greater transparency of the effects that corporations have on American public policy.

Minnesota Historical Society

$37,000.00

Contract to develop a website to provide access to digital legislative content.

Open Society Institute

$27,525.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2011.

Alan A. Fischer

$25,000.00

For general support.

craigslist Charitable Fund

$25,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Anonymous

$25,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Anonymous.

Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation

$25,000.00

For general support.

Omidyar Network

$23,245.87

For support of TransparencyCamp 2011.

Microsoft via TechSoup

$11,540.00

In-kind

Software purchased from TechSoup donated by Microsoft.

906 gifts under $250

$5,519.00

e.Republic, Inc.

$5,000.00

In-kind

Free advertising at GOVERNING.com for TransparencyCamp 2011.

Elbaz Family Foundation

$5,000.00

For general support.

Esther Dyson

$5,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Helianthus Fund

$5,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marjorie B. Roswell.

Google, Inc.

$5,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2011.

James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation, Inc.

$5,000.00

For general support.

M & M Foundation

$5,000.00

For general support.

Nicholas J. Klein

$5,000.00

For general support.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$5,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2011.

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$5,000.00

For general support.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$4,423.23

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

Adobe Systems Incorporated

$2,500.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2011.

David Bonderman

$2,500.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Andrew C. Florance Charitable Fund

$2,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Andrew C. Florance.

Alexander Chiang

$1,000.00

For general support.

David S. Joerg

$1,000.00

For general support.

Lederer Foundation, Inc.

$1,000.00

For general support.

Simon Tong

$1,000.00

For general support.

Scott Crabtree

$600.00

For general support.

Jason May

$500.00

For general support.

Warren H. Haber

$500.00

For general support.

Christopher D. Carroll

$499.00

For general support.

Per Dutton

$400.00

For general support.

James Hart

$250.00

For general support.

Joshua Tauberer

$250.00

For general support.

Contributor Amount Description

Rockefeller Family Fund

$1,750,000.00

For general support.

Omidyar Network

$1,472,184.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($6,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2009, with an additional $3,000,000 available via "matching funds")

Michael R. Klein

$1,000,000.00

For general support.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$607,546.00

To create a suite of National Data Apps (Sunlight Health, Upwardly Mobile and Sitegeist) - platforms and tools for delivering federal data to the public. ($1,216,678 awarded over two years starting in 2010)

Pew Charitable Trusts

$376,250.00

Contract for development of the Subsidyscope website.

Ford Foundation

$300,000.00

To support the Data Commons Project to develop a repository of publicly available information on corporate lobbying and campaign contributions and better track governmental involvement with the private sector.

Kaphan Foundation

$75,000.00

For general support.

Adobe Systems Incorporated

$50,000.00

For support of Design for America.

craigslist Charitable Fund

$50,000.00

For general support.

Reid Hoffman

$50,000.00

For general support.

Blum Family Foundation

$40,000.00

For general support.

David Bonderman

$40,000.00

For general support.

The National Priorities Project Inc.

$37,800.00

Contract to provide consulting services to audit existing data and build a relational database, API and basic web search utility.

1674 gifts under $250

$28,776.60

Alan A. Fischer

$25,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Anonymous

$25,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Anonymous.

Fuller Foundation, Volgenau Family Fund

$20,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Sara and Ernst Volgenau.

Google, Inc.

$20,000.00

For support of Design for America.

Cutts Foundation

$10,000.00

For general support.

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

$10,000.00

For general support.

Google, Inc.

$10,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2010.

Harnisch Family Foundation

$10,000.00

To support the 180 Degrees: Citizen Meet the Lobbyists Project.

Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism

$10,000.00

Grand Prize Award for Sunlight Live: our interactive, real-time investigative reporting platform.

Palantir Technologies Inc.

$10,000.00

For support of Design for America.

Minnesota Historical Society

$5,285.71

Contract to develop a website to provide access to digital legislative content.

Anita M. Antenucci

$5,000.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Helianthus Fund

$5,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Marjorie B. Roswell.

James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation, Inc.

$5,000.00

For general support.

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$5,000.00

For general support.

Stuart M. Bloch

$5,000.00

For general support.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$4,844.18

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

Esther Dyson

$2,500.00

For general support.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Andrew C. Florance Charitable Fund

$2,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Andrew C. Florance.

Schwab Charitable Fund

$2,500.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Bunny and Charles Burson.

NIHCM Foundation Journalism and Research Award

$2,000.00

Honorable Mention for Print Journalism awarded for "The Heart of the Matter: How Congress and Special Interests Kept Crucial Clinical Trial Data Secret." This article investigates how former congressional staffers went to work for medical device manufacturers.

Springcreek Foundation

$1,500.00

For general support.

Microsoft

$1,122.00

In-kind

Market value of game consoles given in-kind.

Bernie Loves CeCe Trust

$1,000.00

For general support.

Christopher Halligan

$1,000.00

For general support.

Stanton and Susan Sloane

$1,000.00

For general support.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Brian and Lucy Conboy Fund

$1,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Lucy and Brian Conboy.

Amanda Milstein

$500.00

For general support.

Land and Ping Wayland

$500.00

For general support.

Lawrence Lessig

$500.00

For general support.

Lederer Foundation, Inc.

$500.00

For general support.

May Family Foundation

$500.00

For general support.

Online Searches, LLC

$500.00

For general support.

Randall Leeds

$500.00

For general support.

W. Robert Grafton

$500.00

For general support.

Contributor Amount Description

Omidyar Network

$4,000,000.00

For general support, with a portion contingent upon a "matching funds" challenge. ($6,000,000 awarded over three years starting in 2009, with an additional $3,000,000 available via "matching funds")

Michael R. Klein

$850,000.00

For general support.

Foundation to Promote Open Society

$300,000.00

To support a journalism training program and the development of transparency tools focused on state legislatures. ($300,000 awarded over 15 months)

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$300,000.00

To create and launch web tools allowing easily accessible public information on Congress. ($565,000 awarded over two years)

Rockefeller Family Fund

$100,000.00

For general support.

Google, Inc.

$66,067.00

Kaphan Foundation

$25,000.00

Cutts Foundation

$10,000.00

Elbaz Family Foundation

$10,000.00

For general support.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

$10,000.00

For support of Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge

Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation

$10,000.00

For support of Code for America. (Sunlight Foundation served as Code for America's fiscal sponsor until 9/30/2010)

Sage Foundation, Inc.

$10,000.00

For general support.

Stephen Case Foundation

$10,000.00

For support of Code for America. (Sunlight Foundation served as Code for America's fiscal sponsor until 9/30/2010)

Anita M. Antenucci

$5,000.00

For general support.

Google, Inc.

$4,788.00

In-kind

In-kind donation.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

$3,009.58

Royalties from the book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions, 1st Edition (Published July 2009).

55 gifts under $250

$2,548.76

Blue State Digital LLC

$2,000.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2009.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Andrew C. Florance Charitable Fund

$2,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Andrew C. Florance.

Armeane M. Choksi

$1,000.00

Dr. & Mrs. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

$1,000.00

Robert S. Grimes, Esq.

$1,000.00

Ross & Moncure, Inc.

$1,000.00

The San Francisco Foundation

$1,000.00

For general support.

Leonard Simon Clow

$600.00

Google, Inc.

$500.00

For support of TransparencyCamp 2009

TheCapitol.Net

$500.00

Contributor Amount Description

Pew Charitable Trusts

$2,305,000.00

Contract for development of the Subsidyscope website.

Omidyar Network

$2,000,000.00

For general support.

Michael R. Klein

$500,000.00

For general support.

Rockefeller Family Fund

$500,000.00

For general support.

Open Society Institute

$250,000.00

Blum Family Foundation

$50,000.00

ProPublica

$50,000.00

Shel Kaphan

$50,000.00

Cutts Foundation

$25,000.00

Miles Curtain Laws Robinson

$25,000.00

Elbaz Family Foundation

$10,000.00

For support of Watchdog.net.

Gerson and Barbara Bakar

$10,000.00

Robert L. Miller

$10,000.00

Stuart Marshall Bloch and Julia Chang Bloch

$10,000.00

James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation, Inc.

$5,000.00

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$5,000.00

30 gifts $250 or less

$2,925.00

Sunil Pail and Michelle Odom Foundation

$2,000.00

Springcreek Advisors

$1,125.00

Bank of America

$1,000.00

Conrad Cafritz

$1,000.00

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Skinner Fund

$1,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Brian D. Skinner.

Kobayashi Family Foundation

$1,000.00

LaSalle D. Leffall

$1,000.00

Lisa and Gregory Stanger Charitable Foundation

$1,000.00

Matthew Regan and Yoon-Young Lee

$1,000.00

Chad J. Fitzgerald

$500.00

Kobayashi Family Foundation

$442.00

Anonymous money order

$300.00

Contributor Amount Description

Omidyar Network

$2,000,000.00

For general support ($1,000,000) and grantmaking ($1,000,000).

Rockefeller Family Fund

$1,000,000.00

For general support.

David Bonderman

$250,000.00

Blum Family Foundation

$50,000.00

Sage Foundation

$50,000.00

Fischer & Company, LLC

$40,000.00

Ted and Jim Pedas / Circle Management Company

$25,000.00

Fuller Foundation, Volgenau Family Fund

$20,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Sara and Ernst Volgenau

Raymond C. Clevenger, III

$10,000.00

Springcreek Foundation

$6,000.00

CRESA Partners of Greater Washington

$2,500.00

Peter Gottesman, CRESA Partners

$2,500.00

Springcreek Advisors, LLC

$2,125.00

Artifex Software, Inc.

$1,000.00

Domenico and Eleanor De Sole

$1,000.00

Schwab Charitable Fund

$1,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Sanford K. Ain.

Five gifts of $250 or less

$555.00

Contributor Amount Description

Rockefeller Family Fund

$1,900,000.00

For general support.

Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation

$100,000.00

N. Colin Lind

$100,000.00

Fuller Foundation, Volgenau Family Fund

$20,000.00

For general support, at the recommendation of Sara and Ernst Volgenau.

Fischer & Company, LLC

$15,000.00

Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.

$5,000.00

Springcreek Advisors, LLC

$3,125.00

Seven gifts of $250 or less

$945.00

Contributor Amount Description

Michael R. Klein

$3,500,000.00

For general support to establish The Sunlight Foundation.

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