Grantee Profile

Center for Public Integrity

Grants to Center for Public Integrity

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Public Integrity, established in 1989, is a leading non-profit investigative
    reporting organization that covers domestic and international issues. Its mission is to serve
    democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and
    private institutions. In 2015, the Center for Public Integrity’s editorial focus included its longstanding,
    influential reporting on money in politics, the environment, the health and safety of
    workers, national security issues, and the juvenile justice system. The Center for Public
    Integrity’s investigations are distributed through a large number of partner news sources; each
    investigation reaches tens of millions of Americans. General operating support from the
    MacArthur Foundation allows the Center to make critical investments in a data journalism
    infrastructure that will enhance the Center’s ability to report across a range of topics, while also
    providing it with flexibility to respond quickly to opportunities and to investigate important
    issues as they arise.

  • $500,000

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Through this grant, CPI launches a major investigative reporting effort directed at the Department of Energy’s nuclear-related construction projects and weapons modernization efforts, investigating official mismanagement and contractor abuse. It also investigates a stumbling block in the U.S. strategy for curtailing fissile material hazards—the U.S. Navy’s reliance on highly-enriched uranium—and clandestine networks that could illicitly supply nuclear materials or related technology to terrorists or states.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Public Integrity is a national, nonprofit journalism organization conducting high-impact investigative reporting on government and corporate misconduct and mismanagement. The Center’s thorough, thoughtful, and objective reporting and analysis is distributed and cited by major print, television, and radio news organizations. Its priority content areas include: money in politics, economic justice and finance, juvenile justice, the environment, workers’ rights, government ethics, national security, international crime and corruption, and healthcare reform. This grant supports the core work of the Center: the investigations, the reports and stories that come from those investigations and the widespread dissemination of those reports to the public.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Its Fissile Material project will examine the large stocks of highly-enriched uranium and plutonium that remain at improperly-guarded sites and in unstable countries worldwide. It will present these issues for the public and policymakers in up to five major investigative series about obstacles inhibiting progress in control of fissile materials in the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan and South Africa. Funds will go toward salaries, legal review, travel, translators, photographers, freelancers and digital distribution.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $250,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations.

  • $600,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $3,000,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations.

  • $600,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Public Integrity $9,050,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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