OpenSecrets.org



TaglineExhaustive reporting on money in politics
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoveragePolitics
StateNational
StateDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington D.C.
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Revenue SourcesCommissioned Reports and Services
Institutional SupportFord Foundation
Institutional SupportOpen Society Institute
Institutional SupportRockefeller Brothers Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
CMSMovableType
AffiliationsParent organization Center for Responsive Politics; Other foundation support Carnegie Corporation of New York Joyce Foundation Pew Charitable Trusts Sunlight Foundation Jingo Foundation Zankel Foundation.
Mappin LocationWashington D.C. - District of Columbia
Principal StaffSheila Krumholz
Principal StaffDave Levinthal
Principal StaffMichael Beckel
DescriptionIn 1983 Senators Frank Church (D-Idaho) and Hugh Scott (R-Pa.) founded the Center for Responsive Politics in order to “track money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.” This government watchdog eventually gave birth to OpenSecrets.org a searchable database of campaign contributions and a center for investigative journalism about money in politics.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/05/opensecretsorg.php
Homepagehttp://www.opensecrets.org