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Participatory Politics Foundation

The Participatory Politics Foundation: Increasing everyday civic engagement with free and open tech tools that help people convey their ideas to people in power.

Founded: 2007 by David Moore, Tiffiniy Cheng, Holmes Wilson, Nicholas Reville

Participatory Politics Foundation
  • Program Area

    Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Participatory Politics Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to increase civic engagement through free and open-source web tools. Our websites make government information more accessible and shareable, and help individuals deliver messages to government in an open public forum. Our flagship OpenCongress.org reached 29 million visits and 70 million pageviews over eight years, with 200,000 registered users. Other sites such as OpenGovernment.org, AskThem.io, and Councilmatic help build public knowledge about issues in their cities, create open data about legislation, and connect residents to everyone who represents them in government.

Funders and Awards

PPF has been supported by charitable grants from the Sunlight Foundation, for OpenCongress & OpenGovernment; from the Knight Foundation, for AskThem.io; and from the Rita Allen Foundation, for NYC Councilmatic. In addition, PPF has received research funding from the Google Civic Information program and the Cornell University School of Law's eRulemaking Initiative.