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The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses civic technologies, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.

Its vision is for technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. The overarching goal of the Sunlight Foundation is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for all government information. While its work began in 2006 with only a focus on the U.S. Congress, currently its open government work now takes place at the local, state, federal and international levels.

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6 Steps for Nonprofits to Be Effective Advocates of Community-Supporting Policy
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

Intentionally Build Advocacy into Nonprofit Work. What if, when a nonprofit was created, a strategy for policy work was expected along with the...more

What Does Data-Driven Economic Mobility Look Like?
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sunlight Foundation

A group of major philanthropic organizations recently announced support for 10 local government projects aimed at boosting economic mobility...more

How Cities Across the US are Using Philanthropy to Combat Inequality
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

Further afield, New Orleans, Louisiana; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Tulsa, Oklahoma round out the list of participants getting a philanthropic...more

Cincinnati to join initiative supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gates Foundation, Ballmer Group
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sunlight Foundation

“The Workforce Innovation Center connects employers to social service and training providers that serve individuals to remove barriers and...more

Don't Trust the Messenger: Forget Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Sunlight Foundation

According to the authors, the “great majority” of nonprofit media outlets “rely heavily on foundation grants for their revenue.” And in their...more

HHS issues new rule with 'conscience' protections for healthcare workers
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

It will grant protections to healthcare workers who refuse to provide services, such as abortion or transition-care for transgender individuals, based...more

What's New in Civic Tech: Grants Now Available Through Seattle's Technology Matching Fund
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

Seattle's Technology Matching Fund is now open for applications from community and nonprofit groups for grants of up to $50,000 in service of work that improves digital equity. The city is seeking...more

Jeremy Boyer: A new FOIL fix for 2018
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

If you regularly read news reports in the next few weeks, there's a good chance you'll be seeing the names of a pair of nonprofit organizations: Fort Schuyler Management Corp. and Fuller Road...more

Q&A with Candidate, Lauren Welsh, Atlanta Council District 2
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Southern Education Foundation, Sunlight Foundation

lauren welsh (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Municipal Elections, this article presents the...more

Rep. Foxx planning 'GREAT' legislation to standardize grant data
Foundation: Sunlight Foundation

“Now we must tackle the reservoir of federal dollars which is grant spending. A firm foundation was laid by the DATA Act's mandated pilot in terms...more

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Rich McEachran, a writer for The Guardian, explains how social enterprises are a sustainable solution to modern slavery around the world.

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