About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Focus Project, commonly known as OMB Watch, works to provide the resources and transparency needed in order to increase U.S. government spending accountability, promote sound and equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies, and improve policymaking by making it more data-driven. A grant for general support will conclude the Hewlett Foundation's long-standing relationship with OMB Watch, which has received general support funding on and off since 2003. Though we have been pleased with the work the organization has done in the past, it is well-funded by others for whome it is a more central investment. In a time of major budget cuts, and a much stronger commitment within the executive branch of the U.S. government to transparency and accountability, we think it prudent not to continue supporting OBM Watch beyond this grant.