About Us


The Official Data Foundation is an organization based in San Mateo, California that seeks to collect and process government data for the benefit of the public.

Our vision is for technology to enable citizens to understand their government and make important life decisions based on facts.

The ODF is a public benefit arm of Alioth LLC, which has worked with organizations such as NASA, SETI, and UCSF to create websites and visualizations that bring complex data to the fingertips of internet users.

The ODF's public data sources include the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EPA, and NHTSA.

Our work has produced results. ODF web properties are visited by millions of people every month. Our work has appeared in major publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. It is also frequently cited in various internet media such as Engadget, Entrepreneur.com, Salon.com, Business Insider, and so on.

From the economy to transportation to space policy, the ODF is dedicated to standing up for government information that's open and accessible to the public. Thank you for your support.