10th Anniversary

A Word From Our Funders: CS Fund

 “CSF is honored to count OTG among its grantees: it is the glue that binds the openness community together, forging organizations with different focuses and priorities into one of the most cohesive and coordinated progressive movements we’ve ever worked with.

CSF’s support helps OTG combat new secrecy measures, win proactive policy reforms and ensure they're realized in practice, and shift the default culture of government from one characterized by opacity to one of openness.”

A Word from Our Funders: HKH Foundation

“In my view, securing resources for Open the Government was, from its inception, an opportunity to enhance the advocacy field's capacity to do effective work across sectors.  Health, security, education, environment and virtually every other policy-related area benefits when government is transparent and responsive.  Thus, Open the Government not only effectively lifts the curtains of secrecy and obfuscation, it also lifts the field to enable better work for a just and healthy society.”

-Harriet Barlow, HKH Foundation

A Word From Our Funders: Ford Foundation

Ford’s support for OTG reflects our commitment to ensuring that public processes are open and accountable to civil society. Our support for OTG is part of a broader interest in the Open Government Partnership worldwide. In particular, we wanted to make sure that civil society in the US civil is fully engaged in the OGP process, providing a model for the countries we work in across the globe.

Instead of re-creating the wheel, OTG provides a lean hub that coordinates and harnesses the strength of its members, with deep and substantive expertise on the range of topics that are addressed in the OGP national action plan. By pulling together and not duplicating expertise that’s already out there, OTG is able to produce high quality and substantive work for a modest investment.

OTG at 10: How We Work

In the video below, the first coordinator of OTG Rick Blum discusses how in our 10 years OTG has grown into its role in the open government community.