Defenders of Democracy


“Transparency and accountability are not negotiable. The Constitution mandates it.”
— Michael Barfield, FLCGA Director of Public Access Initiatives

Support The Center

We believe government accountability and robust investigative reporting breed public trust and encourage civic engagement, both critical to a healthy and vibrant democratic society.

We rely on folks like you to help us hold government accountable to its citizens. Your donation to the Florida Center for Government Accountability will help our well-researched, investigative journalism and public access initiatives shine a light on Florida government and hold those in power accountable.

To donate now, click the button below.

Or, mail a check to:

Florida Center for Government Accountability
P.O. Box 2723
Sarasota, FL 34230

All donations made to FLCGA, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax deductible.
EIN 86-2135203


By becoming an FLCGA GEM (Giving Every Month), your ongoing support allows us to fund unbiased, fact-based, well-sourced investigative reporting and support the reporting of other media organizations on issues important to all Floridians. As a GEM, your annual commitment will be totaled and qualify you to be placed in the appropriate donor tiers.

Learn more about donor benefits by tier.

Donor Tiers

  • Supporters — $50 – $249
  • Watchdogs — $250 – $999
  • Advocates — $1,000 – $4,999
  • Leadership Circle — $5,000 – $24,999
  • Legacy Donor — $25,000 and above

Learn more about donor benefits by tier.

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The Florida Trident

FLCGA’s online publication, The Trident, delivers quality investigative reporting and watchdog journalism that’s free to the public – no paywalls on the Trident! – and to challenge government when public record requests are unlawfully denied. 

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Your Support Makes a Difference

Through donor support, we have filed eight law suits this year challenging violations of the public records law and published over a dozen news articles in the Florida Trident.

Our investigative journalism received an Esserman/Knight Journalism Award in May and was a finalist for a 2023 INN Awards. In a recent 60 Minutes segment “Migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard: Political stunt, criminal operation or humanitarian mission?,” reporter Sharyn Alfonsi credits The Center with obtaining and making public crucial public records about the flights.

Donations FAQ


Where can I find FLCGA's registration and financial information?

A copy of FLCGA’s official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-345-7352) within the state or online at https://csapp.fdac.erg. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration #CH64626.

What are the donor tier benefits?

Yes, there are!

All donors receive:

  • A year-end thank you letter from the Board Chair and Executive Director, with a copy of our annual compiled financial statement.
  • Invitations to participate in hot topic Zoom conversations with Center staff (e.g., a discussion of the migrant flights lead by our Public Access Initiatives Director and/or a conversation with the Florida Trident News Editor on an important and recently published investigative report) as such topics arise.
  • Discounts to all special fundraising events hosted by The Center.

Leadership Circle & Legacy donors also receive: 

  • Exclusive invitations to FLCGA’s Impact Series: a forum for a facilitated virtual panel with those who have been a part of a completed investigation into Florida’s Open Records cases. Leadership Circle and Legacy donors will hear first-hand details about the cases, including interesting or surprising finds that occurred along the way. And, you will be invited to ask questions of the participants on the panel.
  • Quarterly updates and compiled financial reports
  • A bi-annual invitation to discuss and provide suggestions concerning The Center’s work with Executive Director
Is the Florida Center for Government Accountability a non-profit corporation?

The FLCGA is a non-partisan nonprofit that focuses its efforts primarily on local government, providing support and assistance for citizens and investigative journalists working to hold government accountable. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-345-7352) within the State.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. Registration #CH64626.