The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity [based in Washington, DC] was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

The Center is a nonprofit digital news organization; it is nonpartisan and does no advocacy work.

The Center’s editorial staff consists of journalists, FOIA experts, copy editors, researchers, fact-checkers, and data experts who work on the Center’s investigative projects and stories.

The Center distributes its investigations through its award-winning website and to all forms of media; broadcast, print, online, and blogs, around the globe.