Follow The Money
Follow the Money describes itself as "the nation's most complete resource for information on money in state politics." It is a project of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, which is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to "accurate, comprehensive and unbiased documentation and research on campaign finance at the state level."
The Institute was launched as a national organization in 1999.
Since 2004, Follow The Money has provided significant amounts of information about donors to state ballot measures, with a section of its website devoted just to that subject. The Follow The Money website breaks ballot initiatives down into 34 areas by topic.
Donors to "Follow The Money"
According to its website, the organization is primarily funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, JEHT Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Albert A. List Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Sunlight Foundation. It is also supported by data sales to newspapers and university researchers; contracts for custom research and in-depth studies on the influence of money in politics; list enhancement projects with nonprofit organizations and foundations; and contributions from individuals concerned with transparency and accountability in the public sector.