How We're Funded

Transparency is a core value at MapLight. Just as you have the right to know who is influencing your government, we believe that our stakeholders have a right to know who supports our work.

Institutional Funders

We are deeply grateful to the foundations that enable us to serve the public good. The following foundations have awarded us grants over the past five fiscal years:

  • Arkay Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Bauman Foundation
  • Beall Family Foundation
  • Bharat Family Fund
  • Blue Haven Fund
  • Bright Horizon Fund
  • California Clean Money Campaign
  • Columbia Foundation
  • Compton Foundation
  • Cow Hollow Fund
  • craigslist Charitable Fund
  • Cutts Foundation
  • DiPaola Foundation
  • Edwards Family Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fredricksen Green Foundation Fund
  • FThree Foundation
  • Gaia Fund
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Issue One
  • Joyce Foundation
  • The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
  • Kaphan Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Park Foundation
  • Piper Action Fund, a Proteus Action League initiative
  • Rita Allen Foundation
  • The River Foundation
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Rockefeller Family Fund
  • Schooner Foundation
  • Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
  • Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation
  • The WhyNot Initiative
  • William B. Wiener, Jr. Foundation
  • Yerba Buena Fund

Individual Funders

A number of individuals have made large personal donations in support of our work for a better democracy.  We want to recognize their generosity here and invite you to join their proud ranks. The following individuals have donated $5,000 or more to MapLight over the past five fiscal years:

  • Matt and Cynthia Cutts
  • Larry Hitchon
  • John R. Koza
  • Jane and Christopher Manning
  • Jan Masaoka
  • Craig Newmark
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • James Heerwagen and Hilary Schneider
  • Kim and Andrew Scott
  • Alvin W. Smith
  • Sedge Thomson
  • Eric Uhrhane

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Our Tax Status / Financials

MapLight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Our Tax ID number is 33-1094233.

In the spirit of transparency, we make our audited financial statements available here as well as our federal tax returns.

MapLight’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Federal Tax Returns (IRS form 990)

2015 – 2016
2014 – 2015
2013 – 2014
2012 – 2013
2011 – 2012
2010 – 2011
2009 – 2010
2008 – 2009
2007 – 2008
2006 – 2007
2005 – 2006
2004 – 2005

Audited Financial Statements

2015 – 2016
2014 – 2015
2013 – 2014
2012 – 2013