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Center for Responsive Politics

Washington, D.C.
www.opensecrets.org

Center for Responsive Politics was awarded $2,000,000 between 1991 and 2016, including 5 grants in Strengthening American Democracy.

$500,000

2016 • 2 years • Strengthening American Democracy

The Center for Responsive Politics (the Center) is a Washington-based non-profit, non-partisan organization that collects, analyzes, and publishes millions of financial records concerning campaign contributions. Its OpenSecrets.org website shows campaign contributions by major industries, corporations, top individual donors, and advocacy organizations to every candidate in every federal election, and to every member of Congress. Based on this information, the Center develops reports and data visualizations that demonstrate who funds campaigns, who benefits from contributions, and how these donations affect legislative action. No other organization undertakes this work at the federal level for every congressional district across the country.

$450,000

2014 • 2 years • Strengthening American Democracy

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.

$400,000

2012 • 2 years • Strengthening American Democracy

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.

$500,000

1994 • 2 years

To support institutional development (over two years).

$150,000

1991 • 1 year

To support the project Open Secrets II: The Cash Constituents of Congress, which tracks contributions from corporations, political action committees, and individuals to campaigns for congressional offices; and to support the Federal Election Commission Watch project.

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