Independent Voter Project

How IVP is Funded

IVP is supported by individuals, corporations, labor organizations, and a growing list of monthly IVN subscribers with an average monthly contribution of $15 per month.

IVP has been criticized by the left for accepting corporate contributions, by the right for our labor union support and by others because of the support from high wealth individuals.

Private news organizations sell advertising to the same groups. PBS collects funds from the same donor base, in addition to soliciting and accepting government funding. News organizations and reporters both sponsor and attend conferences as paid speakers.

As the news business has been squeezed financially, more and more news organizations have scurried into the sensationalist “watchdog” space. With IVN we are trying to do just the opposite. We are trying to recreate the plain old news space, provide variety and civility. We are steadily cultivating an educated and open-minded readership.

Our contributors, Board Members, reporters and readers include conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, and unaffiliated voters.

What we share is the belief that the right to vote is fundamental to citizenship and that this right should not be abridged or conditioned based upon an obligation to join any organization.

Our Board members are volunteers. We each have business and political activities outside of and unrelated to IVP.

2016 Donors

Thank you to our over 2,000 individual donors of $250 and less!

Corporate & Organizational Donors

Thank you to our corporate and organizational donors.

ABBOTT 
ADVANCE AMERICA
ALLIANCE OF AUTO MANUFACTURERS
ALTRIA
AMGEN
ANHEUSER BUSCH
APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP
ASSTELLAS
AT&T
BBC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
BIOGEN
BOEHRINGER PHARM
CA ASSISTED LIVING ASSN
CA BEER DISTRIBUTORS
CA CATTLEMANS ASSN
CA CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA CHILDRENS HOSPITALS ASSN
CA LIFE SCIENCES
CA MANUFACTURERS R&E FOUNDATION
CAL CHAMBER
CCPOA
CIVIL JUSTIC ASSN OF CALIF
CRC SERVICES 
DARDEN RESTAURANTS
ELI LILLY
GDF SUEZ ENERGY NORTH AMERICA
GENENTECH
GENERAL MOTORS
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
KOCH COMPANIES 
KVO & Associates
LETS PRESERVE THE AMERICAN DREAM
LUXOTTICA
MICROSOFT
MOLINA HEALTHCARE
NOVO NORDISK
OLDCASTLE
PERSONAL INSURANCE FED OF CA
PFIZER
PG&E
PHRMA
SUNOVION
SYNGENTA
SDG&E
THE DOCTORS COMPANY
UNITED AIRLINES
WALMART
YOCHA DEHE WINTUN NATION