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.
Founded in 1989, the Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit news organizations in the country. Our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom is comprised of reporters, editors and computer-aided reporting experts who dig deep and deliver national and international investigative journalism of enduring significance. The Center for Public Integrity’s development team works with foundation partners and individual donors to nurture a steady cash flow to fund our operations. Our underwriting department generates earned revenue to augment the Center for Public Integrity’s philanthropic income.
The Center for Public Integrity focuses its investigations on the following areas: money and politics, government waste/fraud/abuse, the environment, healthcare reform, national security and state government transparency. We have won more than 50 major journalism awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes (in 2014 and 2017), the George Polk Award and numerous honors from the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Online News Association, Overseas Press Club, Society of Environmental Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists.