National Institute on Money in Politics

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    9/8/2016
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Founded in 1999, the National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the United States compiling state and federal campaign finance reports in all 50 states. The institute currently collects data on political contributions, independent expenditures, and political action committee records. In 2013 it significantly expanded its work to include the collection of data in two new areas: federal funding and state lobbying expenditures. This will be the foundation’s third grant to the institute and will support the organization’s continued role as an invaluable resource on campaign contributions for journalists, academic researchers, public interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, and the public at large.
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833 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The National Institute on Money in Politics’ highly credentialed empirical evidence about political candidates, donors, and lobbyists is essential to the healthy evolution of our democracy. Developed over two decades, the unique data provides the capacity for scholars, attorneys, journalists, and advocates across wide-ranging policy arenas to ground their work in facts. These facts serve as a prophylactic to the corrosive effects of fast-changing, highly partisan narratives around our state and federal elections and the foundational principles of our representative form of governing. Metrics from the data ensure that policy initiatives achieve their desired outcomes or point to areas for further debate and analysis

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