Dark Money Inc. by The Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity's “Dark Money Inc.” investigation uncovered more than $173 million in political contributions from about one-third of the 300 largest companies in the United States to trade associations and other politically active nonprofits and unveiled ways companies advance their political agendas. Until our reporting, no one had comprehensively tallied the information contained in these companies’ own “good governance” reports - completely voluntary disclosures that are frequently located in obscure corners of companies’ websites, when they exist at all. We used those disclosures to make this previously dark money searchable. Our interactive visualization brings this unique dataset to life for the public to search information by company or by nonprofit beneficiary.