No institutional funding
The Gun Facts project receives zero money from agenda institutions (and as of January 2019, no non-aligned or government funding either). Nor do we ask for money from them.
We have been offered such money – from both national organizations and from state-level outfits affiliated with national organizations – and we turned down that money … which really hurt because it was about four times our annual donations.
We do this because we are the primary (perhaps only) non-ideological, independant gun policy research outfit … and we want to keep it that way.
All donations come from fans
100% of Gun Facts donations come from people who like our work. We hold an annual fundraising event (average donation is about $47). We also encourage people to become sustaining donors and give a little each month (average monthly donation $15).
One oddball note
On three separate occasions were received unsolicited checks from county-level social groups who definitely had opinions about guns and their control. The average of these donations was about $85. Given that they were local groups, and one was unaffiliated with any state or national organization, we decided this was not “influence” money and banked the small change.