Center for Responsive Politics
Grants to Center for Responsive Politics
2012 (Duration 2 years)
Strengthening American Democracy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Responsive Politics is the sole non-profit, non-partisan research, reporting and analysis group that comprehensively tracks national campaign finance data and its effects on U.S. elections and policy. CRP collects, analyzes, and publishes millions of financial records related to campaign contributions. It reports on money's influential role on federal policies, and it develops data visualizations that demonstrate who funds campaigns, who benefits from contributions, and how. It makes its data available online to the public, via its own website, OpenSecrets.org, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter. It trains journalists and non-profit organizations about how they can use campaign finance data to improve public understanding.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Responsive Politics $400,000 between 2003 and 2013.