National Institute on Money in State Politics
Grants to National Institute on Money in State Politics
2012 (Duration 2 years)
Strengthening American Democracy
HELENA, MONTANA — The National Institute on Money in State Politics documents the influence of campaign contributions on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states through campaign-finance databases, tools, and issue analyses, all available from http://followthemoney.org. The Institute's data and findings are widely cited in the media, legislative debates, policy discussions, and court decisions, and are routinely used by other organizations involved in campaign finance reform. Based in Helena, Montana, the Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 with a grant from MacArthur Foundation's Democracy Program to the Western States Center.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Institute on Money in State Politics $400,000 between 2003 and 2013.