How We’re Funded

Fiscal Sponsorship

EDGI is fiscally sponsored by Public Lab, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation.

Current Support

Image Description: Logo for Doris Duke Charitable Foundation stylized as a white double D on a orange brown backgroundThe Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

EDGI’s work is funded in part by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 

 

 

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, with Climate Central

May 2017 - June 2018

$97,020 “Collaborative Website Monitoring, Analysis, and Strategic Communications to Protect Science Infrastructure Under the Trump Administration”

Climate Central is partnering with The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) to comprehensively assess which government-based climate science resources (including databases) are threatened and to establish a model and plan for ongoing monitoring and strategic communications that protect vital scientific infrastructure.

EDGI Proposal Developers: Andrew Bergman, Toly Rinberg, Sara Wylie, Rebecca Lave, Nick Shapiro

Remote Project Manager: Raymond Cha, Weather Pattern, LLC

Grant Coordinators: Stephanie Knutson, Nick Shapiro

 

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

April 2018 - March 2020

$500,000  “Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) General Support”

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is using this funding to continue and expand its very successful work in archiving federal environmental data, monitoring and reporting on changes in federal websites involving environmental issues, interviewing past and present staff of EPA and other agencies, producing analyses of federal environmental reports and rules changes, publishing lay and academic articles on federal environmental concerns, and working with data justice organizations to develop new democratic approaches to environmental data production, access, and use, as well as additional general organizational support.

Proposal Developers: Phil Brown, Michelle Murphy, Nick Shapiro, Raymond Cha

Grant Coordinator: Stephanie Knutson

 

Individual Donations

Our work is made possible through grants and direct tax-deductible donations from the public.

 

In-kind resources:

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Previous Support

Image Description: Logo for Doris Duke Charitable Foundation stylized as a white double D on a orange brown backgroundDoris Duke Charitable Foundation

March 2017 - September 2017

$50,000, “Environmental Data and Governance Initiative”

This grant provided funding for three of EDGI’s core working groups: archiving, website monitoring, and interviewing.

Proposal Developers: Nick Shapiro, Michelle Murphy, Sara Wylie

Contractors: Andrew Bergman, Rob Brackett, Toly Rinberg

Working Group Coordinators: Brendan O’Brien, Matt Price, Dawn Walker, Chris Sellers, Toly Rinberg

Project Directors: Nick Shapiro, Stephanie Knutson