Our Annual Fundraising Appeal


FactCheck.org started 20 years ago this month with one journalist, and a part-time assistant, who had a mission to serve as a “consumer advocate” for voters. 

Since then, we have greatly expanded our staff and our mission.

Today, we have nine journalists and four undergraduate fellows. In addition to correcting political misinformation, we tackle distortions of science and social media misinformation. And our stories on health misinformation are now available in Spanish

We also have diversified our funding sources to meet our growing ambitions. 

In 2010, we started to accept individual donations from readers like you. Over the years, your contributions have helped us to extend the life of FactCheck.org. At the end of each year, we hold a fundraising drive that allows us to keep bringing you the facts at a time of increased partisanship and overwhelming social media misinformation.

In 2024, your donations will help us cover the election by defraying the cost of our political ad-tracking service for the presidential and key congressional races. Among other things, your support will also help underwrite our undergraduate fellowship program for students at the University of Pennsylvania, where we are based. 

So please consider a donation to FactCheck.org. 

Credit card donations may be made through our “Donate” page, where donors can make a one-time contribution or recurring monthly donations.

If you prefer to give by check, send to: FactCheck.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806. Checks can be made payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” with a note in the memo field indicating the donation is for FactCheck.org.

FactCheck.org is a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. The University of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is deductible from U.S. federal income taxes to the full extent allowed by law.

For more on our funding, see our financial disclosure reports and policy.

Thank you for your loyal support over the last two decades. We look forward to working on your behalf for another 20 years!

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