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.

“In our democracy, the Freedom of Information Act, which encourages accountability through transparency, is the most prominent expression of a profound national commitment to ensuring an open Government.” —President Barack Obama
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant" —U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
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.