Grantee Profile

Center for Responsive Politics

Grants to Center for Responsive Politics

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Responsive Politics collects, analyzes, and publishes millions of financial records related to campaign contributions and lobbying. It has created the most comprehensive database on financing national elections, making it a primary source for the press and the public. It reports on money's influence on federal policies, and it develops reports and data visualizations that demonstrate who funds campaigns and who benefits from contributions. CRP makes its data and publications available via its website, OpenSecrets.org, and it trains journalists about using campaign finance data to improve public understanding of a range of policy issues.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    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 $850,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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