Funding

Since 1992, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) has provided a unique service and voice for consumers’ data privacy rights and interests.  PRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and depends on a variety of sources for organizational funding.  Our current sources of funding include cy pres class action settlement awards,* foundation grants, and individual donations. 

PRC would like to thank all funders.  We are grateful for any support we receive to help engage, educate, and empower individuals to protect their privacy.  Recent PRC funding includes: DuckDuckGo; Roger L. Kohn Fund; People v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., BC611105 (L.A. Superior Ct.); Digital Trust Foundation (for PRC's website redesign and expanded consumer outreach functions); Consumer Federation of America; Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment; In re Netflix Privacy Litig.; the Wang v. Assett Acceptance et al Cy Pres Fund (attorneys David Parisi, Ethan Preston).

If you would like to learn more about PRC’s sources of funding or financial information please contact PRC’s Executive Director, Beth Givens, by email or at (619) 298-3396. 

If you are interested in donating to PRC, please see our contact information for funders

*Cy pres awards result from class action lawsuit settlements. When the settlement funds cannot be distributed to individual class members or are not claimed by class members, the parties look for the next best recipient of the funds that remain.  Often non-profit organizations like PRC receive these funds because they provide services that would benefit members of the class.