Public.Resource.Org—A 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Contact Information

By mail:
1005 Gravenstein Hwy. North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
By fax:
(707) 829-0104
By email:

Supporting Public.Resource.Org

  • Public.Resource.Org is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Checks may also be sent to the above address. Thank you for your support.


Our Supporting Paperwork

Our People

  • The Board of Trustees of Public.Resource.Org presently includes Heather Joseph, Carl Malamud, Pam Samuelson, Tim Stanley, and Ed Walters. The former board included Dale Dougherty, Carl Malamud, Marshall T. Rose, Tim Stanley, and Hal Varian.
  • Carl Malamud is the President and Founder of Public.Resource.Org. The author of 8 books, Malamud was previously founder of the Internet Multicasting Service, a nonprofit that started the first radio station on the Internet and was responsible for making the SEC EDGAR database available. He is the recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard, the Pioneer Award from the EFF, and the Bill Farr Award from the First Amendment Coalition.
  • Point.B Studio does our design and mdkail does system support. The Internet Systems Consortium provides hosting and transit. O'Reilly Media is our landlord. David Halperin serves as Of Counsel.

Our Contributors

  • Pro bono legal support for our activites is provided by the following law firms: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fenwick & West, Durie Tangri, Alston & Bird, Davis Wright Tremaine, iRights law, Nishith Desai Associates, Morrison Foerster, and Public Citizen.
  • Major support for our 2017 activities is provided by grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Arcadia Fund, the O'Reilly Foundation, and the Elbaz Family Foundation.
  • Major support for our 2016 activities is provided by grants from the Arcadia Fund (press release), the Kahle/Austin Foundation, Fastcase, Justia, the Elbaz Family Foundation, and Carl Malamud
  • Major support for our 2015 activities was provided by grants from the Arcadia Fund, the Elbaz Family Foundation, the Kahle/Austin Foundation, and Carl Malamud.
  • Major support for our 2014 activities was provided by grants from the Arcadia Fund, Justia, and the Elbaz Family Foundation.
  • Major support for our 2013 activities was provided by contributions from the Elbaz Family Foundation, Jerry Goldman, and Ted Wang.
  • Major support for our 2012 activites was provided by a grant from Google.Org, with additional support gratefully acknowledged from the Elbaz Family Foundation and the Cutts Foundation.
  • Major Support for our 2011 activities were provided by a Project 10100 Award from Google. Additional support for the YesWeScan effort to digitize case law is gratefully acknowledged from Steven Altman, Daniel Berlin, Jeffrey Glassman, Courtney Minick and Brandon Long, Seth Price, Maura Reese, Tim Stanley, Ralph Warner, and Jonathan Zittrain.
  • Major support for our 2010 Law.Gov effort is gratefully acknowledged from Dale and Nancy Dougherty, Elbaz Family Foundation, Google, Justia, Mitchell Kapor Foundation, Alexander Macgillivray, O'Reilly Foundation, Hal Varian and Bob Young/The Beal Fund.
  • Support for Public.Resource.Org in 2009 is gratefully acknowledged from Justia, and the Sunlight Foundation.
  • Support for Public.Resource.Org in 2008 is gratefully acknowledged from David Boies, Creative Commons, Elbaz Family Foundation, Google, Justia, Omidyar Network, and the Sunlight Foundation.
  • Support for Public.Resource.Org in 2007 is gratefully acknowledged from Elbaz Family Foundation, John Gilmore, Google, Mitchell Kapor Foundation, Omidyar Network, Saal Family Foundation, Ralph "Jake" Warner, and Yahoo.