National Institute on Money in Politics

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National Institute on Money in Politics
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FounderSamantha Sanchez, Edwin Bender, and Jeff Malachowsky
Founded atHelena, Montana
TypeNonprofit 501(c)(3)
Executive Director
Edwin Bender
$2,989,023 (2014)[1]

The National Institute on Money in Politics is an American nonprofit organization that tracks campaign finance data.[2] The organization publishes the Follow The Money website, where it compiles political funding information from government disclosure agencies.[3] The Institute advocates stricter regulation of political donations, including increased disclosure of political spending.[4] The Institute believes that states should require independent political spenders to disclose all information about election-related communications.[5]

Funders of the Institute include the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bauman Foundation, and the Sunlight Foundation.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "IRS Form 990 2014" (PDF). Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ O'Connor, Maura (April 3, 2012). "National Institute on Money in State Politics". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ Suderman, Alan (May 16, 2014). "Lax state rules provide cover for sponsors of attack ads". Center for Public Integrity. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. ^ Farnam, T.W. (January 23, 2013). "Florida group wants to end caps on campaign donations". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Money in State Politics report: Minnesota fails disclosure test, again". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. December 3, 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Our Funders". National Institute on Money in State Politics. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  7. ^ Pero, Dan (October 6, 2011). "Soros vs. American courts". Washington Times. Retrieved 29 May 2015.