A Grassroots Tool to Bring FOIA to a Broader Audience

FOIAbase helps you collect, search and discuss Freedom of Information Act requests. We can fund raise for your filing fees, find you new data and tell you which agencies respond the fastest—or the slowest. Help us by donating or uploading documents. Your contributions make this site possible.

All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories, have their own legislation governing the release of documents at the state and local level.
In 2009, the total cost of FOIA-related activities for all federal departments and agencies was approximately $382,244,225.
The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law on July 4, 1966, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, making it one of the oldest institutions of transparency in the nation.