MuckRock Financial Information
MuckRock's ongoing operations are primarily funded by user payments and subscriptions as well as small donations and sales of merchandise. You can make a donation here, or check out our latest merchandise.
We are incredibly grateful for the institutional support we've received through grants and pro bono or in-kind assistance that has allowed us to invest in growing our services. Below is a list of major grants, donations, and grantors we have received over the years. By policy, MuckRock discloses any donors who contribute $5,000 or more in a calendar year.
|Freedom of the Press Foundation||2013||$16,000|
|Fund for Investigative Journalism||2013||$5,000|
|Laura and John Arnold Foundation||2016||$97,400|
|Laura and John Arnold Foundation||2017||$65,600|
|The Kindle Project of the Common Counsel Foundation||2017||$10,000|
|Charles Stewart Mott Foundation||2017||$1,000|
|Heron Oaks Foundation||2017||$5,200|
|Sam Whitmore Media Survey||2018||$20,000|
|Charles Stewart Mott Foundation||2018||$5,000|
|News Integrity Initiative||2018||$125,000|
|Reynolds Journalism Institute||2018||$20,000|
We are also grateful to a number of attorneys and law firms which have provided pro bono assistance over the years:
- Prince Lobel
- National Security Counselors
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Venkat Balasubramani of FOCAL PLLC
- Berkman Klein Center Cyberlaw Clinic
We are also grateful to the Boston Globe, which gave us free office space for five years, from 2011 to 2016, as part of its media lab.
MuckRock 990 filings
In early 2016, the MuckRock Foundation, Inc. was granted non-profit status and formally acquired the assets of MuckRock, LLC. Our 990 filings will be posted below as they are completed each year:
The MuckRock Foundation's bylaws are available here.