How the Center for Public Integrity is Funded

Award-winning investigative journalism is priceless — but it is not free. The Center for Public Integrity is fortunate to enjoy the generous support of foundations and individuals around the world.

Funding supports our editorial priorities, such as the environment, money in politics and international reporting, but it never determines the Center’s editorial direction. We maintain a strict firewall between funding and our editorial content. Our funders and donors support us because our investigations are non-partisan, fair, have impact and raise the level of debate on complex issues of critical, global importance.

Our list of funders below is from our 2014 Impact and Innovation Report and covers gifts made in 2014. For more information about supporting the Center for Public Integrity, please contact Jacqueline Hryncewich at 202-481-1248.

MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL FUNDERS

New and ongoing support of $20,000 and above in 2014

  • Adessium Foundation
  • Rita Allen Foundation
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Atlantic Philanthropies of New York
  • The California Endowment
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Charina Endowment Fund
  • Craigslist Charitable Foundation
  • Deer Creek Foundation
  • Democracy Fund
  • Emmett Foundation
  • Everett Foundation, Inc.
  • Estate of Jane Bierdeman Fike
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation for National Progress
  • Foundation for the Carolinas
  • David B. Gold Foundation
  • Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation
  • Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • Green Park Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • Open Society Foundations
  • The Park Foundation, Inc.
  • Piedmont Financial Trust
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • Public Welfare Foundation
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Rockefeller Family Fund
  • The Stanley Foundation
  • Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
  • Wallace Genetic Foundation
  • Wyncote Foundation

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS

New and ongoing support of up to $20,000 in 2014

  • Parks and Paula Sheller Adams Family
  • Foundation, Inc.
  • Jean Y. Aoki Trust
  • The Armstrong Foundation
  • America’s Charities
  • BelleJar Foundation
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • Law Office of Steven Birnbaum
  • Career Key, Inc.
  • Charles Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Cierra Creative
  • The Community Foundation - Boulder County
  • The Community Foundation for the National
  • Capital Region
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dawson Ryan Associates
  • Delucchi Family Trust
  • El Dorado Community Foundation
  • Isadore Sadie Dorin Foundation
  • Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • The Finzen-Clark Family Foundation
  • Foundation for National Progress
  • Goodrich Quality Theaters
  • The Grodzins Fund
  • The Jon L. Hagler Foundation
  • James G. Hart Foundation
  • Hess Living Trust
  • Honeybee Foundation
  • The Barbara Hope Foundation
  • ImpactAssets
  • The Ivy Fund
  • Jewish Community Federation and
  • Endowment Fund
  • Kameny Group
  • Michael and Ina Korek Foundation Trust
  • Pauline M. Mayo Trust
  • Medtronic YourCause, LLC
  • MembersGive Powered by JustGive
  • Merrimac Benefit Insurance Agency
  • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • The New York Community Trust
  • Princeton Area Community Foundation
  • RAM Publications, Inc.
  • The Harman Rasnow and Eleanor Rasnow Trust
  • Raven Rocks Press
  • Reliance Trust
  • Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Grace Jones Richardson Trust
  • Rosetta W. Harris Charitable Lead Trust
  • Rotberg Comens Bray Foundation
  • Rush Powers Media
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Skeist Family Charitable Trust
  • Stroud & Do Law Firm
  • Take Part
  • T/C Mailing, Inc.
  • Tides Foundation
  • United Way of the Bay Area
  • Urban Stems
  • Washington State University
  • Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Presidential Society

($250,000 minimum)

  • Graeme Wood

Executive Society

($50,000 minimum)

  • Dan Emmett
  • Jimmy W. Janacek
  • Stephen I. Murdoch
  • Fred and Alice Stanback

Cornerstone Society

($25,000-$49,999)

  • Samuel Chapin
  • Edith Everett
  • Craig Newmark
  • Michael Sonnenfeldt and Katja Goldman Sonnenfeldt

Leadership Circle

($10,000-$24,999)

  • George and Wati Alvarez-Correa
  • Mary C. Bingham
  • Stanley Eisenberg
  • Bruce A. Finzen
  • James and Andrea Kiernan
  • Steve Kroft
  • George W. Krumme and Aldean Newcomb
  • Bevis Longstreth
  • Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
  • Amy and Michael Tiemann

Integrity Circle

($5,000-$9,999)

  • Nathalie Gilfoyle
  • Jim Hart
  • Jan Hudson
  • Olivia O. Ma
  • Tom Meyer and Julie Stevenson
  • David W. Murray
  • Jan Nicholson
  • Gerard Ryle

Democracy Circle

($1,000-$4,999)

  • Parks M. Adams and Paula K. Sheller Adams
  • Ira T. Anderson
  • James J. Bagley
  • John C. Bogle
  • Charles and Julia Eisendrath
  • Edward Fogarty
  • Jim Friedlich
  • Matthew W. Granade
  • Ben Hemmen
  • John Hirschi
  • Jan Hudson
  • Jerry Knoll
  • Hendrik-Jan Laseur
  • Charles R. Lewis
  • Ivy Lewis
  • James J. Lippard
  • Arthur D. Lipson and Rochelle S. Kaplan
  • Susan Loewenberg
  • Bill H. Manning and Ruth A. Mickelsen
  • Stephen and Linda Nash
  • Sara Plath
  • Sam Pratt
  • Myrta J. Pulliam
  • Adele R. Ray
  • Eugene and Iris Rotberg
  • Tom Sedoric
  • Nancy L. Shepherd
  • Dr. Donald O. Stover
  • Barbara and Richard Stuart
  • Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
  • Stewart Taggart
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Robbie and Dan Tisch
  • Paul and Anke Volcker
  • Marvin F. Weissberg
  • William and Joan Witkin
  • Victor Zucker

Muckraker’s Circle

($500-$999)

  • Eva Amar
  • Joseph Baker
  • Peter Bale
  • George W. Bauer
  • Bella Berlly
  • Andrew Bruml
  • Charles Cerf and Cynthia Dunbar
  • Schuyler L. Clapp
  • Cheree B. Cleghorn
  • Thomas and Kristin Clyde
  • David S. Doth
  • Barry J. Dyke
  • Jonathan M. Eisberg and Susan M. Kline
  • Philip G. Harding
  • Jonathan Hart and Meg Stevens
  • Avram Hornik
  • David Kaplan
  • Ernest and Dorothy LaFlure
  • Jean Lecuyer
  • Kenneth Levy-Church, Ph.D.
  • Bob Martin
  • Krishen and Geeta Mehta
  • Lenny Mendonca
  • Joseph Miller
  • Carolyn M. Murphey
  • Paige Nova
  • Frances C. Nyce
  • Richard C. Owens
  • Radha Patel
  • Roger Pierno
  • Yuko and Guy Robertson
  • Doris J. Rohling
  • John V. Schappi
  • Marilyn Schroeder
  • Georg Schukat
  • Cheryl Stevenson
  • Lynn B. Stoppelman
  • Mark S. Thompson
  • Mark D. Wainger and Rhoda H. Woo
  • Mary B. Williams
  • Chic Wolk
  • Barbara Zuckerberg

Reporter’s Circle

($250-$499)

  • Thomas R. Arnold
  • Henry Baker
  • Joseph Baker
  • Richard Bilotti and Katherine L. Hatton
  • Steven Birnbaum
  • William C. Bradley
  • John Browne
  • William T. Burke
  • Jerry D. Busch
  • Oliver Busch
  • Henry Button
  • Jason Byrne
  • Dr. David and Claudia Chittenden
  • James J. Collins
  • George C. Comden
  • Stephen A. Cooper
  • W.T. de Vries
  • Nancy M. Debevoise
  • Mary C. Decker
  • Charles Deutsch and Thelma Klein
  • Jacquita Diehl
  • Leo and Kay Drey
  • Nancy H. Duffy
  • Karen L. Ennis
  • John F. Evers
  • Ron Feldman
  • Sandra Friedman
  • Jens G. Gerbitz
  • Daniel L. Grogan
  • Aaron and Sarah Hamburger
  • Steve Hansen
  • Ariel E. Hart
  • Amanda Hawes
  • Carol Heimer
  • Robert Hogan
  • Richard A. Horvitz
  • Stella E. Jacobs
  • Lawrence and Jeanine Jones
  • David and Renee Kaplan
  • Leslie and Charles Kellogg
  • Jeff Kelly
  • Kim Kendall
  • Michael K. Kennedy, Esq.
  • Alvin and June Kirby
  • Richard P. Klingele
  • Stephen Kunkel
  • Bruce Lanphear
  • Jennifer 8. Lee
  • Frank Lichtenberger
  • Stephen Mace
  • Jeff Marshburn
  • Bob Martin
  • Carolyn McClanahan
  • Barbara J. Meislin
  • JoAnn and Russ Melgar
  • Joseph Miller
  • Gordon and Charlotte Moore
  • Eric Moreno
  • Jean Muirhead
  • James Nadler
  • John A. Neuenschwander
  • Margaret L. Newhouse
  • Helen A. Norton
  • David Passage
  • Kathleen Phillips
  • Matthew Pickering
  • Charles Piller
  • Grant Reeher
  • Margaret Robbins
  • James K. Robinett
  • Michael Rothberg
  • Samuel Russo
  • Gardner Rust
  • Henry Saltzman
  • Stephen D. Schery
  • James Scoville
  • Kathleen W. Selvidge
  • Julie Ann Setnosky
  • Barry Skeist
  • Robert F. Slagle
  • Ed Spire
  • Catherine and Michael Sultan
  • Dr. Elizabeth K. Tam
  • Peter D. Thompson
  • William T. Tyrrell
  • Ramachandra Vemulapalli
  • Thomas Vicek
  • Gregory Wagner
  • Isaac and Linda Winograd
  • Lisa Kelly Zuba

Watchdog Circle

The Center for Public Integrity gratefully acknowledges the sustaining support of its 2014 Watchdog Circle supporters who give monthly.

Additional donations

In 2014, the Center for Public Integrity received contributions of less than $250 from 766 individual donors. The total amount of revenue received from this group of individuals was $33,200. In addition, the Center received 105 gifts anonymously, totaling $13,451.75.

Legacy Society

The Center’s Legacy Society recognizes and honors supporters who have made enduring gifts by including the Center for Public Integrity in their estate plans.

  • Estate of Jane Bierdeman Fike
  • Estate of A. J. De Armond
  • Estate of Eugene Foster
  • Estate of Willard Harzoff
  • Estate of Anita Karr
  • Estate of Wayne Wiley