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 includes gifts made in 2015 and 2016. For more information about supporting the Center for Public Integrity, please contact Abeo Venzor at 202-481-1267.

MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL FUNDERS

New and ongoing support of $100,000 and above in 2015 and 2016.

  • Adessium Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Deer Creek Foundation
  • Democracy Fund
  • Emmett Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Graeme Wood
  • Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • W.K.  Kellogg Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • John D. & Catherine T.  MacArthur Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Public Welfare Foundation
  • Rita Allen Foundation
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • The Park Foundation, Inc.
  • Wyncote Foundation

 

ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL FUNDERS 

New and ongoing support between $10,000 and $100,000 in 2015 and 2016.

Executive Society ($50,000 minimum)

  • Craig Newmark
  • Dan Emmett
  • Fred Stanback
  • Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
  • James Kiernan
  • Michael Sonnenfeldt
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fred Stanback
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Samuel Chapin

Cornerstone Society ($25,000-$49,999)

  • David B. Gold Foundation
  • Edith Everett
  • Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation
  • Gilbert S. Omenn, PhD
  • Gunzenhauser-Chapin Fund
  • Stephen I. Murdoch

Leadership Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

  • Bruce A. Finzen
  • Carl and Susan Robertson
  • Carson Block
  • Cedomir Crnkovic
  • Dale Taylor
  • David W. Murray
  • David William Lynch
  • George M. Alvarez-Correa
  • Jimmy W. Janacek
  • Nathalie Gilfoyle
  • Ninan Chacko
  • Olivia O. Ma
  • Parks M. Adams
  • Peter Bale
  • Richard & Shari Foos
  • Richard Lobo
  • Scott Siegler
  • Stanley Eisenberg
  • The Altschul Foundation
  • The Elkes Foundation
  • Twig Foundation Inc.

Integrity Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Carson Block
  • Holly Gray
  • James Hart
  • Jamie Wolf
  • Jan Nicholson
  • Jon Hagler
  • Karen Eddy
  • Kytja Weir
  • Rebecca Rothstein
  • Richard Gingras
  • Stewart Taggart
  • Teresa Babb
  • The Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.
  • Tom Schaul

Democracy Circle ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Agnes Danczkay
  • Alexandra Jupin
  • Alison Zajacek
  • Amit Paley
  • Anya Stiglitz
  • Arnhold Foundation
  • Arthur D. Lipson
  • Arthur Gale
  • Ayudh Athakravi-Soonthorn
  • Barbara Crary
  • Barbara Margolis
  • Barbara Stuart
  • Bevis Longstreth
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Brenda Ferber
  • Bruce Newberg
  • Caren F. Harder Lobo
  • Carol E. Mitchell
  • Carolyn Olwell
  • Cathie Giffuni
  • Charles Lewis and Paula Gilbert
  • Cheree Cleghorn
  • Christopher Findlater
  • Christy Walton
  • Connie Bruck
  • Connie Paraskeva
  • Cynthia Thomas
  • Dan Doernberg
  • Daniel Kane
  • David Friedman
  • David Kaplan
  • Don Goldberg
  • Donald O. Stover
  • Douglas Durst
  • Drew Johnson
  • Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation
  • Elaine Hahn
  • Eleanor Miller
  • Elspeth Revere
  • Eric Mumpower
  • Erik D. McWilliams
  • Evan Husted
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
  • Gardner N. Stratton
  • Gigi Kellett
  • Glenn Simpson
  • Gordon Witkin
  • Gregor Verbinski
  • Harvey Fernbach
  • Howard and Anita Orlin
  • Hubertina Peeters
  • International Community Foundation
  • Ira Anderson
  • James G. Hart Foundation
  • James J. Lippard
  • James Lippard
  • James Morrid
  • Jan Hudson
  • Jane Leavy
  • Jerry Knoll
  • JoAnn Clevenger
  • John Cawley
  • John Dunbar
  • John Hirschi
  • John McLees
  • John Rubin
  • Joseph Zysman
  • Julie McConnell
  • Karen Jenne
  • Karl Preissner
  • Katherine McClintic
  • Kim ChangHyun
  • Leejay Wu
  • Leonard Mushin
  • Lorri Hart
  • Marcus Williams
  • Mark D. Wainger
  • Marvin F. Weissberg
  • Mary B. Williams
  • Mary Lee
  • Matthew Pickering
  • Melanie Gaiser
  • Michael and Amy Tiemann
  • Michael Callaham
  • Michael Marix
  • Michael Sherrow
  • Mike Bagguley
  • Myrta J. Pulliam
  • Najmul Hasnain
  • Nancy Carmichael
  • Nancy L. Shepherd
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Norbert Goldfield
  • Pamela B. Gilbert
  • Pamela Gilbert
  • Patrick Cogny
  • Patrick Traub
  • Paul A. Volcker
  • Paul Cromelin
  • Pito Salas
  • Radha Patel
  • Renata Blahova
  • Richard Butler
  • Richard C. Owens
  • Richard J. Garry
  • Robert Tucker
  • Rodney Smith
  • Rodrigo Pizarro
  • Sally Egan
  • Sandra Farkas
  • Sara Plath
  • Sarah Smith
  • Schuyler L. Clapp
  • Scott Honey
  • Seth Frazier
  • Shawn Malarcher-Landis
  • Siri and Bob Marshall
  • Stefan Kruger
  • Stephen Moody
  • Stewart Taggart
  • Susan Karp
  • Susan Loewenberg
  • Tasha Savage
  • Teresa Babb
  • The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
  • The Dallas Foundation
  • The Schooner Foundation
  • The Trust Family Foundation
  • Thomas Plant
  • Tom Sedoric
  • Udo Philipp
  • Walt and Elizabeth Bachman
  • William and Judy Harrington
  • William Hunt
  • William W. Witkin
  • Zev Benjamin
  • Ziva Paley

Muckraker’s Circle ($500-$999)

  • Amanda Hawes
  • Anders Pytte
  • Andrew Bruml
  • Bella Berlly
  • Carl Eschbacher
  • Carolyn M. Murphey
  • Catherine Fitzpatrick
  • Celeste Monforton
  • Charles Cerf
  • Charles Lewis
  • Cheree B. Cleghorn
  • Chic Wolk
  • Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
  • David Doth
  • David Kaye
  • Donald Viles
  • Eugene J. Schwartz
  • George Bauer
  • Georges Marciano
  • Henry Button
  • James J. Collins
  • Jean Lecuyer
  • Jenna Levine
  • Jon Ahlbum
  • Jonathan Coopersmith
  • Jonathan Eisberg
  • Jonathan Hart
  • Katharine B Mountcastle
  • Krishen Mehta
  • Mariano Leo
  • Marilyn Schroeder
  • Mark S. Thompson
  • Mary Williams
  • Matthew Pickering
  • Mike Schoeben
  • Mitchell Cybulski
  • Monica Fristedt
  • New World Somewhere
  • Sam Pratt
  • Sara Plath
  • Scott Honey
  • Shelah Stein
  • Stella Jacobs
  • Stephen Mace
  • Steven Birnbaum
  • Stewart Taggart
  • Suzanne Fisher
  • Thomas Clyde
  • Tom Sedoric

Reporter’s Circle ($250-$499)

Click here for a listing of individuals who supported us at this level in 2015 and 2016.

 

Watchdog Circle

The Center for Public Integrity gratefully acknowledges the sustaining support of its 2015 and 2016 Watchdog Circle supporters who give monthly.

Additional Donations

In 2015, the Center for Public Integrity received contributions of less than $250 from 1,070 individual donors. The total amount of revenue received from this group of individuals was $68,348.16. In addition, the Center received 14 gifts anonymously, totaling $42,600. In 2016, the Center for Public Integrity received contributions of less than $250 from 3,831 individual donors. The total amount of revenue received from this group of individuals was $210,830. 

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
  • Estate of Mary Morgan
  • Estate of James Sanford
  • Estate of Vincent J. Stanley