We are extremely pleased by Omidyar Network’s recognition of POGO’s success and potential. Omidyar Network’s grant will allow POGO to strengthen our investigative operations in several important areas and to further engage and enable citizens to hold their government accountable.
Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.
POGO is a highly respected and effective government watchdog. The organization also excels at developing constructive relationships with elected officials and has a strong record of shaping policy reform and influencing behavior.
Omidyar Network’s support will enable POGO to strengthen its investigative operations in several important areas, including national security, contractor oversight, public health, and financial sector oversight. POGO will also use the funding to encourage U.S. citizens to become more engaged with its work in order to amplify the organization’s impact.