OpenTheGovernment is a Washington, D.C.-based group working to make the federal government more open and accountable. OpenTheGovernment is a coalition of more than 80 organizations throughout the country. It was formed in 2003 to help organize and amplify the voices of those who believe open government is essential to ensuring integrity and accountability in our governing institutions.

National Freedom of Information Coalition


The NFOIC is a nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys. The coalition is an education and outreach resource for state and local governments to counsel on transparency and open government issues, laws and legislation. The NFOIC also administers the Knight FOI Fund, which offers financial support to defray costs and expenses in open government court cases throughout the year.