Search results for ‘texas public policy foundation’


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    ACLU Foundation of Texas

    The ACLU Foundation of Texas is the educational and litigation arm of the ACLU of Texas, the Texas state-level affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) social-liberal lobbying, litigation, and campaigning group. The ACLU Foundation of Texas supports left-of-center positions through courtroom activism and advocacy efforts geared
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    Open Society Policy Center

    The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) is a lobbying group associated with the Open Society Network and the Open Society Foundations, the principal advocacy philanthropic efforts of left-of-center financial billionaire George Soros. Since 2002, OSPC has spent more than $152 million on grantmaking and lobbying activities. More
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    JPB Foundation

    The JPB Foundation is a private foundation created by Barbara Picower in 2011. It is one of the largest grant-making foundations in the United States. [64] Focused on medical, environmental, and poverty issues, the Foundation makes grants to a number of left-of-center advocacy and community organizing groups.
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    JK Irwin Foundation

    The JK Irwin Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation based in San Francisco focused primarily on criminal justice policy, including prison reform and drug abuse treatment reform. [98] John Irwin, a university professor and author who had previously served five years’ imprisonment for armed robbery, formed the Foundation.
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    Industrial Areas Foundation

    Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) is a left-of-center community and interfaith organizing organization founded in 1940 by a group of business and faith leaders including far-left activist Saul Alinsky, who authored the book Rules for Radicals. The organization took on its current form in the early 1970s following Alinsky’s death
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    Lakeside Foundation

    The Lakeside Foundation is a California-based private foundation. It was founded in 1956. The organization contributes mostly to educational and health related non-profits. In addition to those charitable contributions, the organization donates to a handful of center-right advocacy causes. Leadership The Lakeside Foundation does not report compensating any of its
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    Hirsch Family Foundation

    The Hirsch Family Foundation (HFF) is a private family foundation based in Dallas Texas.  HFF funds a wide variety of charitable initiatives including scholarships, medical research, the arts, Jewish community interests, and foreign policy research. Between 2010 and 2017, HFF donated more than $5.2 million to the Center for European
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    Dodge Jones Foundation

    The Dodge Jones Foundation was a family foundation devoted to civic projects in Abilene, Texas and supporting center-right advocacy nonprofits. The foundation shut down in December 2018 after transferring $28 million in assets to the Dodge Jones Legacy Foundation, which began operations in 2019. Background The Dodge Jones foundation was
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    Annenberg Foundation

    The Annenberg Foundation is a private foundation headquartered in Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California, which focuses grants in the greater Los Angeles area as well as nationally. The foundation was founded by billionaire publisher and Nixon administration U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain Walter Annenberg, who was among the most prominent
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    Public Citizen Foundation

    The Public Citizen Foundation is an advocacy organization founded in 1992 to support the lobbying of Public Citizen. Public Citizen is a left-of-center advocacy organization founded by Ralph Nader that opposes the free-market interests of American business owners. [192] The Foundation, located in Washington D.C., provides
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    ClimateWorks Foundation

    The ClimateWorks Foundation is a left-of-center “pass-through” funding entity that distributes funds from donors to environmentalist advocacy groups around the world. Many of these nonprofits lobby for emissions taxes, restricting coal use, international climate treaties with strict enforcement mechanisms, and diminishing the use of cars. [218] The
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    Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF)

    The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is one of the charitable entities associated with billionaire Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett, who funds the Foundation. Founded in 1964 as the Buffett Foundation, STBF was later renamed for Warren’s late first wife Susan, whose estate granted the Foundation over $2 billion.
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    David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a foundation created by David Packard, cofounder of Hewlett-Packard, in 1964. It supports environmental causes, population control programs, and three programs created by David Packard: the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering. Founder
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    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (also known as the Hewlett Foundation) is a private foundation established in 1966 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder William R. Hewlett, his wife Flora, and his son Walter. [365] According to 2014 statistics gathered by the Foundation Center, the Hewlett Foundation, with assets over
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    U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG)

    Founded by left-wing activist and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group is a 501(c)(4) organization that oversees a federation of state progressive advocacy groups also known as “PIRGs.” As the national organization for these independent state-based PIRGs, U.S. PIRG coordinates resources among its 47
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    Mangrove Foundation

    The Mangrove Foundation is a subsidiary of the Atlantic Philanthropies, a private foundation created in 1982 by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney. The Atlantic Philanthropies focuses its giving on health, social, and politically left-of-center public policy causes in Australia, Bermuda, Ireland, South Africa, the United States, and Vietnam. A philanthropic
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    Heinz Family Foundation

    The Heinz Family Foundation is a private charitable organization that gives grants and awards primarily to left-wing individuals and causes in the areas of education, the environment and social justice. It was established in 1984 by the late U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III (R-Pennsylvania) and his wife Teresa Heinz
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    Energy Foundation

    The Energy Foundation, also known as the United States Energy Foundation, is a left-of-center “pass through” charitable foundation founded by and supported by a network of left-wing organizations. The Foundation began in January 1991 as a $20 million collaborative between the Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller family foundations, and
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    Tides Foundation

    Also see Tides Nexus The Tides Foundation is a major center-left grantmaking organization and a major pass-through funder to numerous left-leaning nonprofits. The San Francisco, California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, a professional political activist who has since retired from the organization, to funnel
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    Ford Foundation

    The Ford Foundation was, for much of its history, the largest foundation in the United States, though it has been passed in recent years. As of December 2014, it possessed assets of $12.5 billion.[685]  The foundation has been a major force in American culture and, because of its size,