Search results for ‘texas public policy foundation’


  • Non-profit

    Spark Freedom

    Spark Freedom provided strategic planning, coaching, branding, and other communications consultant services to right-of-center non-profit groups. [1] It appears that the groups is no longer operational as of October 2021. It was formerly an associate member of the State Policy Network, a coalition of free-market state-level policy
  • Non-profit

    Frontier Institute

    The Frontier Institute (FI) is a public policy think tank that promotes economic freedom in Montana. Founded in 2020, FI advocates for lower taxes and decreased regulation in Montana. The Frontier Institute conducts policy research and analysis, creates educational content, and builds coalitions that support its guiding principles of economic
  • Non-profit

    Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization

    The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is a right-leaning organization founded by three professors from Hamilton College. [26] The organization focuses on freedom, democracy, and capitalism. [27] Initially rebuffed by Hamilton College’s administration, the institute set up a headquarters off-campus in Clinton,
  • Non-profit

    Justice Action Network

    Justice Action Network (JAN) is a criminal justice advocacy group working at both the state and national levels. JAN provides research and polling information to assist other organizations across the political spectrum to create their own campaigns to advocate for liberalization of the criminal justice system. It also hosts events
  • Non-profit

    Lucy Burns Institute

    The Lucy Burns Institute (LBI) is a nonpartisan educational organization that publishes Ballotpedia, an online encyclopedia of over 300,000 articles related to American politics and elections. [73] The Lucy Burns Institute has been doing business as Ballotpedia since 2016. The Lucy Burns Institute is an associate member of
  • Non-profit

    1889 Institute

    The 1889 Institute is a non-partisan research and education organization focused on public policy analysis and development in Oklahoma. The 1889 Institute promotes free enterprise and limited government by making public policy recommendations on issues like education, healthcare, “economic liberty,” and state finances. [91] The 1889 Institute is a project of the TEL Foundation,[92]
  • Non-profit

    ParentalRights.org

    ParentalRights.org supports a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and parental rights legislation at the state and federal level. [104] Michael Farris, a homeschooling advocate, founded ParentalRights.org in 2009 to oppose the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2009. [105]
  • Non-profit

    Endeavors

    Family Endeavors Inc. (Endeavors) is a “Christian community service organization” [124] that operates U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) staging centers for migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. [125] “Deeply involved” with migrants in the U.S. since 2012, [126] Endeavors’ services are tailored for
  • Other Group

    War on the Rocks

    War on the Rocks is a membership-supported publication focused on geopolitical and military issues owned by Metamorphic Media. Background War on the Rocks was founded in 2013 as a podcast by Ryan Evans, a veteran of the United States Army and geopolitics think tank scholar. In late 2013, Evans
  • Non-profit

    National Association of Scholars (NAS)

    The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is an advocacy organization that seeks to advance a liberal arts education that supports the search for the truth, intellectual freedom, and virtuous citizenship. To achieve its goals, NAS defends academic freedom through individual advocacy, the production of research reports, and advocacy for higher
  • Other Group

    Rural Democracy Initiative

    Rural Democracy Initiative is a left-of-center coalition of rural organizations and aligned funders that build left-of-center civic and political infrastructure in small towns to influence public opinion, elections, and redistricting. [221] [222] RDI includes the social welfare group Rural Victory Fund and the left-of-center charitable advocacy
  • Person

    Barre Seid

    Barre Seid is a Chicago industrialist and former owner of Tripp Lite, which makes surge protectors. In 2021, Tripp Lite was acquired by Eaton for $1.65 billion in a transaction that involved transferring control of Tripp Lite to the Marble Freedom Trust, a social welfare organization which then sold the
  • Other Group

    Democracy R&D

    Democracy R&D (sometimes written as Democracy Research and Development) funds and organizes local conferences to discuss means of improving democracy and informing the public. Democracy R&D has 95 individual and organizational members throughout the world. [274] History Democracy R&D was founded in January 2018 in Madrid by 50
  • Government Agency

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Known as the Bureau of Investigation until 1935, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was created within the Department of Justice in 1908, in defiance of a prior refusal by Congress to fund it. One lawmaker had predicted that the Bureau would become a “central police or spy system
  • Person

    David H. Koch

    David H. Koch was an industrialist and philanthropist who owned 42 percent of the shares of Koch Industries, a privately held conglomerate. Koch willed his shares to his widow, Julia Koch, and his three children. Forbes estimated in 2022 the shares were worth $60 billion, making Julia Koch the third-richest
  • Non-profit

    American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences (AIR)

    American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences (AIR) conducts behavioral and social science research for clients including the federal government. Founded in 1946, it produces white papers on social science subjects including health, education, and workforce development. [1210] AIR states that “embracing diverse…racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds” and
  • Non-profit

    Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)

    Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a health care research organization that advocates for national health care policies and strategies based on the left-progressive philosophy of “health equity” and its criteria of what would ensure “optimal health for every person and community.” [1241] TFAH receives funding from numerous
  • Non-profit

    Education Leaders of Color (EDLOC)

    Education Leaders of Color (EDLOC) is a left-of-center grantmaking and education advocacy membership organization. EDLOC announced in March 2022 that it had received funding from Mackenzie Scott’s $3.8 billion philanthropic pledge. [1260] History Located in Los Angeles, California, EDLOC was founded in 2015 by the late educator
  • Non-profit

    Vote.org

    Vote.org is a left-of-center get-out-the-vote organization specifically designed to mobilize minority communities through online communications and resources. [1271] Vote.org says it is the “largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America, with the goal of reaching historically underserved voters of color and underrepresented
  • Person

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith is a left-of-center lawyer who has argued 21 cases before the Supreme Court. [1320] He has advocated against traditional marriage, religious liberty, and voter ID laws. [1321] As of early 2022, he works as vice president for litigation strategy at the Campaign Legal