For far too long, public organizations that are supposed to protect the public trust have operated in the darkness and away from the reach of everyday Americans.

Through research and education, our goal is simple: bring sunlight to darkness.

OUR PROGRAMS

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement identifies, trains, and empowers individuals to make a difference in their communities by participating in the process of decision-making at all levels of government.
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Government Performance Initiative

The Government Performance Initiative sponsors investigative research and independent program evaluations of programs at the federal, state and local levels of government to shine a light on government efficiency.
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ConflictWatch

Conflict Watch advocates for strong disclosure rules to combat self-dealing and conflicts of interest in public institutions. From campaign finance to personal finance, the public has a right to know how leaders of a public institution may personally benefit from decisions being made.
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Confidence in Democracy

Confidence and trust in the integrity of American elections are at all-time lows. Confidence in Democracy supports public awareness on rules governing elections in each state and advocates for common-sense reforms to improve how elections are conducted.
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Open Government Institute

Open Government Institute promotes research and training on cutting-edge practices and technologies that can make government institutions more transparent to the people they serve.
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Center for Public Finance Transparency

The Center for Public Finance Transparency protects taxpayers by exposing the real financial condition of government agencies and identifying risky financial and regulatory practices that can have adverse impacts on the public.

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OUR MISSION

The Transparency Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to making public institutions more transparent and accountable to the people they serve.