The following partners and funders provided vital support and input to the Laboratories of Democracy Database as it evolved:
- California Forward, where this project was born. Caitlin Maple, Chris Gates and Jim Mayer brought together state- and local-level allies across the country in one of the largest convenings of state-level political reform advocates;
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which supported the launch event, the initial data-gathering, and the Political Reform program at New America;
- The Thornburg Foundation;
- And Kirk Jackson, who coded the data visuals.