At the Sunlight Foundation, we’re passionate about our mission to use technology and advocacy to catalyze a more open, transparent and accountable government. But we’re also a nonprofit and rely upon grants and donations to enable our passion and advance our mission. It’s all possible because of the generosity and help of our donors and friends — THANK YOU!
So, whether you’re a current or future donor, we want to share some great (and a few new) ways to support Sunlight’s mission to advance open data and open government that are easy and, in some cases, can double the impact of your gift:
- If you’re a federal employee, you can contribute to the Sunlight Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). CFC is a program that allows federal employees to donate to approved organizations through payroll deduction – making it easy to take a stand for transparency. Sunlight’s CFC number is 59063.
- Lots of other companies, such as Apple, Gannett, Google and Microsoft, offer employee payroll deduction or employee matching programs. You can double your impact by supporting Sunlight through these programs.
- If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can now support Sunlight’s mission simply by shopping for the things you want at AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the Amazon you already know – same products, same prices – but with a charitable twist: Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible purchases directly to Sunlight. You can keep government accountable while you shop!
- Of course, asking your friends to join you in support of Sunlight is a direct and easy way to create more impact too (and spread the word about how important open data and open government are to you). Renew your support now (or make a first-time gift) securely and easily online here, and then share with your friends on Twitter, Facebook or Google+, wherever.
Well, what are you waiting for? We need you. Take a stand for transparency and donate to the Sunlight Foundation today! (You can even set up a recurring donation to give a little each month.) And remember, Sunlight has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and donations are tax-deductible.