Journalism has changed a lot since the Center for Public Integrity first opened its doors in 1989, but our mission has not: We aim to preserve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of the public trust.
We are one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative journalism organizations, but we can’t be everywhere. We need concerned citizens to lead us to stories of waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and malfeasance of all kinds.
But for more sensitive information, or when you want to blow a whistle on government misdeeds, you may want to remain anonymous while providing us with leads, data and documents we can use to both tell your story and verify and illuminate it through our own independent reporting. For such cases, we urge you to be extra-cautious and use one of these methods to reach us.
SecureDrop is an open-source data submission system developed by the Freedom of the Press Foundation to protect whistleblowers and to encourage more whistleblowing. You can find information here about how to reach the Center for Public Integrity this way to securely and anonymously leak documents. Even we won’t know who you are, unless you want to tell us.
Download this source guide for more information on using SecureDrop.
You may also reach us the old fashioned way by simply sending material to our mailing address, but without including your return address:
The Center for Public Integrity
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
For an added layer of security, we recommend using a neighborhood mailbox instead of a post office when mailing your envelope.