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Causes: Citizen Participation, Education

Mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

Results: ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. In 2016, our programs reached 27.8 million people, including students at more than 9,000 schools in all 50 states and 90 countries. Journalists have referenced ProCon.org in over 2,500 articles. Additionally, 34 US state governments, 17 US state departments of education, 23 foreign governments, and 22 US federal agencies have cited ProCon.org materials.

Target demographics: As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year: 27.8 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 35 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served: Everywhere people have access to the Internet

Programs: The pros and cons of 50+ issues at www.procon.org. You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

As a retired Librarian I'm aware that now more than ever Librarians are fighting for accurate news and ways for info users to evaluate what they read.
To get both sides in a readable form is so useful and I pass it on now to fellow seniors, hoping they will pass it on to their kids and grandkids.
We had a hot discussion at a senior lunch about vaccines and I begged a few people to go to ProCon for info. They did, and one said she told her daughter to check it out too.
She did.
This is the way that real news and ideas gets protected. Thanks.



Rating: 5

In this age of sensationalism and hyperbole, ProCon reminds us of the meaning of informed discourse. ProCon not only selects some of the most sensitive topics for review, but presents them in a balanced manner. ProCon's contribution to a reasoned exchange in the marketplace of ideas is superlative, and unlike anything else I've ever found.



Rating: 5

A true journalism, consistent, impartial and balanced. These are the qualities you hardly see on the networks.


Rating: 5

Procon.org is a wonderful resource, both sides of issues, in an easy format. In a world full of b.s. it is one place that I can find what I need to make informed decisions.


Rating: 5

ProCon.org has so effectively fulfilled its mission strategically via the exposition of facts and opinions from persons who have the experiences and insights to help us derive the truth from facts. We glean possible mindsets from the positions and experiences of contributors whose opinions are helpful for us to analyze critically our own mindsets and opinions. The overall benefits? We become aware of information to challenge or valdate our own. We then are able to project how principles are applied in real life situations, motivating us to reconsider our priorities. Ultimately, ProCon.org empowers us to be free to make our choices consciously and conscientiously ... hopefully to align our minds and hearts to enduring and timeless principles.


Rating: 4

I have over 35 years in the information technology industry. I can't think of a better way to review and understand difficult and contentious issues. ProCon.org helps people become more knowledgeable and make better decisions and that becomes an extremely valuable tool.

While available to the general public, ProCon.org is especially valuable when used in schools and the education community. I'm especially grateful that my grandchildren and all children have the many benefits of ProCon.org.

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Rating: 5

Highly efficient organization, spending 87.1% of expenses on excellent program services. An excellent alternative to the garbage put out by the Wikimedia Foundation.