National Institute on Money in State Politics

TaglineTracking political donations and their influence in all fifty states
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoveragePolitics
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesBusiness Services
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportFord Foundation
Institutional SupportMacArthur Foundation
Institutional SupportOpen Society Institute
Institutional SupportRockefeller Brothers Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)11-20
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsOther foundation support: Sunlight Foundation The Pew Charitable Trusts Carnegie Corporation of New York Rockefeller Family Fund The California Endowment Public Welfare Foundation; Other affiliations: Montana Nonprofit Association Independent Sector Investigative News Network Justice At Stake Campaign Campaign Finance Institute Center for Public Integrity Center for Responsive Politics.
Mappin LocationHelena - Montana
Principal StaffEdwin Bender
Principal StaffDenise R.Barber
DescriptionEdwin Bender believes that building a database is like writing a really good story. “What fascinated me about being a journalist was getting down and taking evidence and saying ‘this is what I see’” says Bender. “When I first started building databases it was like reporting a story. Standardizing names and sorting them finding out who worked for a bank when they said they were retired. There was a lot of shoe leather reporting.”
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