Sources of Funding for Public Knowledge

Public Knowledge receives financial support for its mission from a wide array of sources, which ensures that its funding remains diversified and its mission independent. Funding sources include charitable foundation grants and general support contributions from generous individuals and companies, including funds raised through Public Knowledge’s annual IP3 Awards event.

Foundation support accounts for between half and two thirds of Public Knowledge’s budget, and grantors include the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Omidyar Network, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the Kahle-Austin Foundation, the Media Democracy Fund/New Venture Fund, the Nielsen Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Voqal, the Democracy Fund, and the Economic Security Project.

The remainder of support comes from companies and individuals through donations or sponsorship of the IP3 Awards. Public Knowledge recognizes individual donors and companies if they wish through the IP3 Awards event materials. Public Knowledge limits contributions from any single corporation to 10 percent of its annual budget to ensure that no funders can attempt to assert undue influence on Public Knowledge.

2018/2019 Supporters
(IP3 Donations or General Support Donations)

$25,000+
Amazon
AT&T
Consumer Technology Association
Dish
Facebook
Google
Netflix
Starz
T-Mobile

$10,000+
American Cable Association
Bloomberg
Internet Society
Microsoft
Mozilla
Sirius XM
Sprint
Twitter
Univision
Verizon
Windstream
Writer’s Guild of America (West)

$5,000+
AARP
CCIA
CenturyLink
CWA
Glen Echo Group
ISOC
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby LLP
Ligado
Mozilla
Paul Gallant
Perry Bayliss
Sonos
Starry

$3,000+
American Hospital Association
Blair Levin
Covington, Burling LLP
David Goodfriend
Gary Slaiman
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Hogan Lovells
iFixit
INCOMPAS
Jonathan Yarowsky
Marc & Virginia Abrams
Paul Gallant
Spotify
Steptoe & Johnson
Twilio

FRIEND/$250+
Adam Goldberg
Benton Foundation
CCA
Cogent-Strategies
CWA
Claudia James
Emily Emery
Fiona Scott Morton
Frontier
Gigi Sohn
Greg Guice
ICANN
INSP
Jamillia Ferris
Jochum, Shore, & Trossevin PC
Joseph Wayland
Joshua Lamel
Kevin Werbach
Marta Tellado
Michael Copps
Michael Weinberg
NTCA
Postmates
Seth D. Greenstein
Sharis Pozen