About LittleSis

LittleSis is a free database detailing the connections between powerful people and organizations. We bring transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated institutions. We help answer questions such as:

  • Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to?
  • Where did White House officials work before they were appointed?
  • Which lobbyists are married to politicians, and who do they lobby for?

All of this information is public, but scattered. We bring it together in one place. Our data derives from government filings, news articles, and other reputable sources. Some data sets are updated automatically; the rest is filled in by our user community. More Features »

LittleSis lets you see past the news headlines and tired debates

Who are the movers and shakers behind the bailouts, government contracts, and new policies? We’re working around the clock to stock LittleSis with information about bigwigs who make the news, and their connections to those who don't. For updates and analysis visit our blog, Eyes on the Ties »

LittleSis is meant to support the work of journalists, watchdogs, and grassroots activists.

We're bringing together a community of citizens who believe in transparency and accountability where it matters most. We're looking for researchers, programmers, artists and organizers to lend a hand. Get Involved »

LittleSis is built and maintained by a nonprofit think-and-do tank.

LittleSis is a project of Public Accountability Initiative, a 501(c)3 organization focused on corporate and government accountability. We receive financial support from foundations and benefit from free software written by the open source community. Our Team »

This website launched in January 2009.

Data Summary

3,757,910 Citations
1,364,391 Relationships
239,778 People
82,378 Organizations
68,051 Business People
27,553 Businesses
16,924 Political Fundraising Committees
12,491 Academics
12,118 Lobbyists
8,863 Political Candidates
8,456 Lawyers
7,730 Public Officials
6,488 Private Companies
4,808 Elected Representatives
3,922 Media Personalities
3,744 Government Bodies
3,740 Other Not-for-Profits
3,654 Schools
3,022 Public Companies
2,075 Individual Campaign Committees
1,890 Philanthropies
1,724 Other Campaign Committees
1,496 Lobbying Firms
1,347 Membership Organizations
854 Law Firms
633 Industry/Trade Associations
619 Couples
394 Policy/Think Tanks
318 PACs
273 Cultural/Arts
269 Public Intellectuals
265 Consulting Firms
233 Political Parties
220 Media Organizations
174 Government-Sponsored Enterprises
135 Professional Associations
119 Labor Unions
115 Public Relations Firms
111 Social Clubs
53 Academic Research Institutes
39 Government Advisory Bodies
23 Elite Consensus Groups