What happens when governments stop thinking of fines as a deterrent, but as a crucial source of funding? The Sunlight Foundation and MuckRock are partnering to find out.Continue reading
Need ways to make open data more tangible in your life? Here’s the second installment of our miniseries covering ways to engage with open data.Continue reading
Join the Sunlight Foundation, EFF and MuckRock on March 19 for a Sunshine Week Happy Hour presenting the Foilies, awards that will be given to the most extraordinary and egregious FOIA responses.Continue reading
The record-breaking success of TCamp14 extended beyond U.S. borders. With over 50 participants from more than 29 countries at this year’s TCamp, we are truly becoming a global community.Continue reading
We’re happy to announce our new OpenGov Grants program to help you fulfill your vision of making government more transparent and accountable.
We know how challenging fundraising can be. You start an innovative project using technology to make government more open and accessible and halfway through -- you run out of money. At Sunlight, we’ve been there, and that's why we want to help you out. (Don't be misled by our name -- we’re not a foundation with an endowment, but rather a nonprofit that competes for grants just like any other 501 c3 charitable organization.) Indeed, we know how challenging fundraising can be.With the financial support of Google.org, our new OpenGov Grants program will offer one-time grants in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 to help you achieve your vision of opening up government through creative innovations. OpenGov Grants can support anything from making a cool app to help residents understand how local government works, to creating an open source site to navigate state or local spending data to extending the capabilities of one of Sunlight’s own websites or apps. We’ll give priority to projects that develop open source software or data. (For details on what we will and won’t fund, please visit our FAQ.) Get inspired to apply by watching our video. Continue reading
Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold states’ rights to limit public information request to in-state requests, will likely hamper access... View ArticleContinue reading
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