Grantee Profile

Campaign Legal Center

Grants to Campaign Legal Center

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Campaign Legal Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that monitors or participates in all of the significant lawsuits with implications for the campaign finance system and provides legal counsel to state attorneys' general offices on campaign finance cases. The Center also conducts extensive monitoring of administrative agencies such as the FEC, IRS and SEC in an effort to move these agencies to enforce disclosure of campaign contributions required by law. It has also convened organizations from across the political spectrum to create a plan to pursue ethics reform in government.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Campaign Legal Center applies deep legal expertise to upholding, strengthening, and enforcing campaign finance laws, and shaping the nation's policy debate about money in politics. Founded in 2002 with prominent bipartisan leadership, the Campaign Legal Center works at the national, state and local levels to promote and defend campaign disclosure and public financing programs. It conducts litigation, policy analysis, and regulatory advocacy on federal campaign finance regulation, voting rights, lobbying regulation, and government ethics reform, and it monitors the Federal Election Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service. This grant will support a reserve fund and a new web site.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Campaign Legal Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with prominent Republican leadership. It conducts public education, media outreach, policy consultation, and litigation. The Campaign Legal Center is a national leader in advocating for the proper enforcement of campaign finance laws, working to uphold and strengthen current campaign finance laws, and shaping the nation's policy debate about money in politics and the prevention of government corruption. The Campaign Legal Center is one of only a handful of national organizations that works around the country to bring deep campaign finance legal expertise to the states. This grant will provide general support.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Campaign Legal Center $1,750,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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