Public Knowledge receives financial support for its mission from a wide array of sources, to ensure that its funding remains diversified and its mission independent. Funding sources include some supporters who may disagree with our positions on various policies, as well as charitable foundation grants and general support contributions from generous individuals and companies.

However, there are some values that are core to Public Knowledge’s work but not mentioned in our mission, such as equity for traditionally marginalized individuals and groups, and the importance of democratic institutions that preserve free expression and equal justice. Public Knowledge factors these values into its decisions on accepting support.

Charitable foundations account for the majority of Public Knowledge’s annual revenue. The remainder of support comes from corporate and individual donations, including 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.

You may also view the 2022 and 2021 funding sources.

2023 Annual Giving From Major Supporters & Sponsors*

$300,000+
Democracy Fund
Ford Foundation

$100,000+
Dish
Duck Duck Go
Google
Hopelab Foundation
Kahle-Austin Foundation
Knight Foundation
Microsoft
Meta
Omidyar

$50,000+
AT&T
Dish
TikTok
T-Mobile
Netflix
SiriusXM

$25,000+
Amazon
Mission Telecom
Mozilla
Ligado
Verizon

$10,000+
AARP
Bloomberg
Broadcom
CDT
Charter
Comcast
Free Press
Spotify
The Walt Disney Company
Uber
Verizon
Yelp

$5,000+
ACA Connects
Al Kramer
Beeper 
Chamber of Progress
Covington & Burling 
CTIA
Globalstar 
Glen Echo Group
HWG LLP
iFixit 
INCOMPAS
Jim Thompson and Lisa Macpherson
Lumen
Oracle
Perry Bayliss
Sportsfan Coalition Inc 
USTelecom
Vividseats 

$250+
Angie Kronenberg
Blair Levin & Patty Friedman
Brian Vo
Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
Cheryl Leanza
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP
Frontier
Forscey PLLC
Gary Slaiman & Suzanne Spaulding
Gigi Sohn
Gene Kimmelman
Goldberg, Godles, Wiener & Wright
Greg Guice
Instacart
Jenner & Block
Jerry Leverich
Lam Abrams Family
MLC Strategies LLC
Michael Nelson
Michael Weinberg
NTCA
Paul Galant
Proton
Seth Greenstein
Steptoe & Johnson  
Tim Lordan
The Responsible Online Commerce Coalition (ROCC)
Vickie Robinson
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

200+
Benjamin Hammelman
Conor May
Francella Ochillo
John T. Gasparini
Keith M. Wine
Laurent Crenshaw
Scott Burns

*Additionally, we were supported by hundreds of individual donors during this period of time.
*This list does not include donors who requested to remain anonymous or donations from the Sherwin Lee Siy Memorial Fund.