Take a stand for transparency and support the Sunlight Foundation (now even easier and with more impact)


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.