THE SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION
The Sunlight Foundation's donors include the Open Society Foundations, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the
Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Omidyar Network, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Laura
and John Arnold Foundation.
Focus Government transparency, money in politics
Washington, D.C., United States
Revenue $327,646 (2016)
Expenses $3,774,900 (2016) They should be bankrupt
The Sunlight Foundation's initiatives have included Sunlight Labs, which is an open source community that collects and organizes public data;
Influence Explorer, which is an online tool for tracking money in politics; and Foreign Influence Explorer, which tracks lobbyists who represent
foreign clients in Washington D.C.
Politiwoops was a Sunlight Foundation project which published an archive of thousands of deleted tweets by U.S. politicians. The project prompted Rep.
Jeff Miller to delete his Twitter account after his tweet questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship was made public. Other incidents
covered by Politwoops include a number of Republican politicians reacting to incorrect news of the ruling in the Supreme Court's case about health
care reform, violations of the social media policies of the House of Representatives' Congressional Handbook by tweeting campaign information
and six politicians who deleted tweets praising and welcoming home Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after questions arose over the prisoner swap
that freed him. Time selected Politwoops as one of their 50 Best Websites of 2012, calling it "strangely fascinating."
Politiwoops went on hiatus in May 2015 when Twitter, citing concerns over user privacy, revoked the Sunlight Foundation's permission to use its
application program interface; however, in November 2015, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conceded that this had been a mistake, and Politwoops
resumed international activity in January 2016 and American activity in February 2016.. ProPublica now operates the U.S. version of the
On November 28, 2017, Sunlight began maintaining an ongoing list of confirmed reports of conflicts of interest, where Trump business has clearly mixed
with public business.
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