Open States

Funding

Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state's capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. See our our about page for more information.

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Open States serves millions of API calls and thousands of web users daily and depends upon the generosity of donors to fund our work and expenses. If you find Open States a valuable resource please consider donating today.

Open States serves millions of API calls and sees thousands of visitors daily without charging a dollar, we depend upon the generosity of donors to fund our work and expenses. Donations to Open States will allow the all-volunteer core team to continue to dedicate their time to maintaining and improving the project.

If you find Open States a valuable resource please consider donating today.

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Open States is under the Open Media Foundation umbrella via their fiscal sponsorship program. As such, contributions are tax-deductible.

If you'd like to discuss funding specific work or make a larger donation please get in touch at funding@openstates.org.

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Thank you to all of our amazing donors!

Q1-Q2 2017

  • $2,644 Individual Donations
    • $1,000 - Alexander Schettine / Muster
    • $500 - Ron and Nancy Garret
    • $137 - Desiree Stephens
    • $150 - Matthew
    • $150 - Rich Skrenta
    • $52 - Katherine Stohr
    • $50 - Alma Prins
    • $50 - Carolyn Kleman
    • $50 - Clinton Swift
    • $50 - Joseph Elfelt
    • $50 - Michael Carver
    • $50 - Nathaniel Welch
    • $50 - Waldo Jaquith
    • $50 - Sean Tobin
    • $40 - Matthew Brown
    • $25 - Anonymous Donor
    • $25 - Bonnie Taher
    • $25 - Matthew Ferrel
    • $25 - Anonymous Donor
    • $20 - Anonymous Donor
    • $20 - Anonymous Donor
    • $20 - Mark Hand
    • $20 - Mary Green
    • $15 - Matthew Saul
    • $10 - Kaara M. Kallen
    • $10 - Ryan Graham
  • Other Contributions & Services

2016

  • $6,963 - Individual Donations
    • $1,000 - Walk West
    • $700 - Anonymous Donor
    • $500 - Advocacy Institute
    • $500 - Alex Nelson
    • $400 - Gregory Combs
    • $400 - Chris Willis
    • $250 - Marci Harris
    • $152 - George Schneeloch
    • $150 - Brian Stinson
    • $150 - Daniel Cloud
    • $150 - Do Gooder
    • $150 - Gabriela Schneider
    • $150 - James Bentley
    • $150 - Kevin Cate
    • $150 - Matthew Langan
    • $150 - Michael Liddell
    • $100 - Anonymous Donor
    • $100 - Bob Lannon
    • $100 - Chris Seeger
    • $100 - David James
    • $100 - Jacob Fenton
    • $100 - Josh Levinger
    • $100 - Ryan Blair
    • $100 - Tom Lee
    • $100 - timball
    • $52 - Justin Myers
    • $52 - Ryan Wold
    • $52 - Drew Vogel
    • $52 - Elizabeth Chouldjian
    • $52 - Chris Rogers
    • $52 - Kevin Webb
    • $52 - Dan Roberts
    • $52 - Edward Staub
    • $50 - Josef Grosch
    • $50 - Erin Braswell
    • $50 - civikowl
    • $50 - Gene Perry
    • $50 - Aaron Bycoffe
    • $50 - Kevin Wohlgenant
    • $50 - Anonymous Donor
    • $50 - Sara Hulsether
    • $40 - Chris Zubak-Skees
    • $25 - Bridget Keyes
    • $20 - Alexander Garlick
    • $20 - Noah Hart
    • $20 - W. Kris Arnold
    • $20 - Reid Anderson
  • Other Contributions & Services

Pre-2016

Prior to November 2016 Open States was a project of the Sunlight Foundation from 2009-2016. Thanks to Sunlight Foundation and all of the generous donors that supported Open States. A special thanks to Rita Allen Foundation, Minnesota Historical Society and Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which all supported Open States directly.