Sunlight Foundation Projects

In 2018, our staff are busy advocating for more open, transparent, accountable, and ethical governance in cities, states and nations around the world. In DC, our 2018 agenda includes advocating for the passage of the OPEN Government Data Act, the Honest Ads Act, and other reforms in Washington that will open more public information to the American people and hold the federal government accountable. We’re maintaining the world’s most comprehensive list of President Donald J. Trump’s conflicts of interest,  tracking his administration’s shadowed record on open government, and acting as federal open data watchdog.

Across the United States, we’re working with dozens of cities to increase the social impact of disclosing public information as open data, pioneering tactical data engagement to better meet the information needs of communities. You can learn more about many of our projects below.

Open Cities

Through the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sunlight’s Open Cities team provides direct technical assistance to dozens of mid-sized American cities participating in the What Works Cities Initiative, helping improve public information disclosure and reuse.

Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

On November 28, Sunlight began maintaining an ongoing list of confirmed reports of conflicts of interest, where Trump business has clearly mixed with public business. [Read more]

Web Integrity Project

The Web Integrity Project’s mission is to monitor changes to government websites, holding our government accountable by revealing shifts in public information and access to Web resources, as well as changes in stated policies and priorities. [Read more]

Tracking the Trump Administration’s Record on Transparency

Sunlight joined C-SPAN to make sense of the Trump administration’s record on open government during Sunshine Week. We continue to add to a long list of examples that offer insight. [Read more]