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The National Freedom of Information Coalition protects our right to open government.

We are a nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys.

Twice annually, NFOIC awards grants to strengthen state coalitions and member organizations, foster their growth, and support a broad range of open government endeavors in individual states.

The NFOIC also administers the Knight FOI Fund, which offers financial support to defray costs and expenses in open government lawsuits throughout the year.

Our goal is nothing short of ensuring everyone’s right to information. To do this, we:
-Work to start up new, and support existing, citizen-driven Freedom of Information and First Amendment organizations.
-Foster the open exchange of information through networking and an annual conference.
-Offer a national, collective voice on freedom of Information issues.
-Support member fundraising.
-Explore critical issues, making recommendations for either state or national action.
-Prepare educational reports or other publications.

Simply put: We protect your right to open government.

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