Grantee Profile

National Institute on Money in State Politics

Grants to National Institute on Money in State Politics

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    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 2014.

Related News

See All

Role of Money and Politics Grows in Judicial Elections

The report finds increased politicization and escalating spending in state judicial campaigns, as well as the growing role of special interest money.  More

Contributing to a Stronger American Democracy: President’s Essay

In his annual essay, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci focuses on what MacArthur is doing to help strengthen American democracy. More

MacArthur Grants to Support Campaign Finance Research, Information Sharing, and Efforts to Improve Elections Process

With studies showing that Americans’ confidence in their government is at an all-time low, MacArthur has been exploring ways that grantmaking can help strengthen the institutions of U.S. democracy.  More