The Omidyar Network recently made headlines when it announced that it would be donating $1 million to the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity to help fund a risk analysis of corruption in every state in the country.
In addition to the funds from Omidyar, the Rita Allen Foundation agreed to donate $500,000 to the 18-month State Accountability Project. The funds will go toward hiring political reporters in every state as they work to come up with an accurate ranking of states when it comes to corruption.
"Some of the most hidden forms of political corruption in this country increasingly occur in state governments," said William E. Buzenberg, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity. "The State Accountability Project will rank each state for risk and specifically show where the dangers lie. Then citizens can get involved and insist on improvements from their elected officials."
The Omidyar Network made other charity news recently after it awarded $5 million in grants to various organizations seeking to improve living situations for the poor.