Our Annual Fundraising Appeal


It has been a challenging time for fact-checkers. An alarming percentage of people are vulnerable to deceptions, while at the same time knowledge of civics is on the decline

In the past year, we’ve tried to do our part by providing you the facts on COVID-19, the 2022 midterms, the impact of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the Department of Justice’s investigation of former President Donald Trump and the Biden administration’s legislative agenda.

Next year, partisan tensions will escalate, as the 2024 presidential election begins in earnest and the Republicans take control of the House in a divided Congress. 

We are able to cut through the noise and bring you the facts on these topics largely through the support we receive from foundations. We also receive payments from Meta for our work debunking social media misinformation on its platforms. 

But it takes more than that to keep FactCheck.org operating. So, each year around this time, we ask for your support. 

We started to accept individual donations in 2010, and we have raised nearly $1.5 million since then – mostly in small donations of no more than $25. 

Your support has helped us extend the life of FactCheck.org, which will celebrate its 20th year in 2023. It helps pay for valuable projects, including our fellowship program for University of Pennsylvania undergraduates, and fact-checking resources, such as the ad-tracking service we use for our election coverage. 

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Thank you for all of your support. All of us at FactCheck.org wish you a happy holiday, and a safe and healthy new year.

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