OpenGov Foundation donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee OpenGov Foundation in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 200,000 475,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Technology, Journalism 2 200,000 475,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee OpenGov Foundation

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 950,000.00
Total 950,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation750,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; goal: To support The OpenGov Foundation's work making state and local codes, laws and policymaking accessible to the public through open data and technology.
Knight Foundation200,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/11/2013 - 06/10/2014; goal: To support the testing and scale of Project Madison, an open source platform for public document creation and discussion. Project Madison, a project of the OpenGov Foundation, will test and customize its open-source platform at the state and municipal level, with $200,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The platform enables users to comment on, propose changes to and share opinions on draft policy and legislation. With Knight funding, the OpenGov Foundation will combine the web-based tool with in-person events to rally discussion and action around a specific local policy issue in two U.S. communities where the foundation invests. The locations will be announced in coming months. In addition, Project Madison will expand its recent work on, a user-friendly, searchable publication of Maryland state laws. The local version of Project Madison will allow people to contribute to the lawmaking process in Maryland and Baltimore. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, OpenGov Foundation founder, launched Project Madison in 2011, to involve the public in the debate over online piracy. Issa successfully used Project Madison to get input on the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act), an alternative to the proposed laws known as SOPA and […].