Making government & politics more accountable & transparent



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Web Integrity Project

We monitor changes to government websites — revealing shifts in public information and access to Web resources, as well as changes in stated policies and priorities.

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Open Cities

We make municipal governments across the country more transparent, accountable, and participatory. Specifically, we provide assistance with community-centered open data and open contracting.

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Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

We track President Trump’s known business dealings and personal interests that may conflict with his public duties as President.

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Our Mission

The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis, and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Our vision is for modern technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Our overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for government information.

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