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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a nonpartisan, non-profit institution that seeks to achieve its mission of increased government transparency by funding and building web-based technologies.

It was cofounded in 2006 by , a longtime government employee and and , a former securities lawyer who donated $3.5 million to the initial project.

In addition to to organizations and projects dedicated to uncovering connections between politics and money and liberating government data, Sunlight also for transparency via its team of technologists at , and .

Miller, who serves as the executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, also founded the and . Sunlight also started a small social network and organizing arm, the Sunlight Network.

The Foundation is governed by a six-person board of directors, and its advisors include , and . It is funded by donation, and all of their donors — from corporations to individuals to philanthropic institutions — , along with the size of their gift. Sunlight has reported over 800 million requests for their data, and says their original reporting has led to significant alterations to .

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Primary author: Caroline O'Donovan. Main text last updated: June 12, 2014.
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