About Us


Welcome to CRC’s work-in-progress, InfluenceWatch.

Capital Research Center conceived of this project after identifying a need for more fact-based, accurate descriptions of all of the various influencers of public policy issues. Many so-called “watchdog” groups are instead opponents. Armed with 30-years of research and data on advocacy organizations, foundations and donors, CRC also tapped in to a universe of contributors to help build the individual and organizational profiles that will populate the website.

CRC has a perspective on the public policy process as well, but this resource is more important than that. We’re seeking the information to speak for itself—information that frequently is not cited in reports about these individuals and organizations.

InfluenceWatch strives to be comprehensive, and profiles will be frequently updated and written in a manner that’s accurate and measured. Over time, InfluenceWatch will bring unprecedented transparency to the funding, motives, and interconnections of the entities profiled.

The InfluenceWatch team will constantly be editing to improve facts, add new connections, provide more information, improve sources, and otherwise strengthen the value of all of the information on the website.

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