Search results for ‘texas public policy foundation’


  • 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 and provides technical assistance on social science subjects including health, education, human services, and workforce development.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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. 1 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
  • Person

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith is a left-of-center lawyer who has argued 21 cases before the Supreme Court. 1 He has advocated against traditional marriage, religious liberty, and voter ID laws.
  • Non-profit

    Omidyar Network Fund

    The Omidyar Network Fund is a grantmaking nonprofit founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam Omidyar. Its sister group, the Omidyar Network, is an LLC that makes philanthropic “impact investments.” Omidyar Network Fund and the Omidyar Network are often referred to interchangeably, and both support
  • Non-profit

    Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA)

    Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is an organization for girls that has traditionally emphasized service, interaction with the outdoors, and self-reliance. 1 Since
  • Non-profit

    The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)

    The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) is a Texas-based association of teachers and scholars from colleges and universities, public policy institutes, and industry that promotes business and free enterprise. The organization has advocated conservative and libertarian-leaning ideas on economics and questions government bureaucracies.
  • Other Group

    65 Project

    The 65 Project is a campaign targeting lawyers who aided attempts by then-President Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the 2020 election results using advertisements, threats of disbarment, and changing rules within the American Bar Association, ostensibly to deter future similar efforts. The 65 Project was “devised” by
  • Other Group

    Law for Black Lives (L4BL)

    Law for Black Lives (L4BL) is a self-described “political organization” 1 that includes more than “6,000 radical lawyers, legal workers, and law students.”
  • Non-profit

    Communities In Schools (CIS)

    Communities In Schools (CIS) is an education advocacy and assistance organization which promotes the expansion of taxpayer-funded benefits programs offered through the public education system. In particular, the organization pushes for more existing social services to be integrated with public schools and placed under the control of the school system.
  • Non-profit

    People United for Privacy (PUP)

    People United for Privacy (PUP) is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that advocates for public policy that protects the privacy of American citizens, especially those contributing financially to public advocacy. 1 Although the
  • Person

    Chase Koch

    Chase Koch is the son of billionaire Charles Koch of Koch Industries. He is the president of Koch Disruptive Technologies and chairman of Stand Together Ventures. 1 Media reports have cast him
  • Person

    Stacy H. Shusterman

    Stacy H. Schusterman is a left-of-center philanthropist and energy and real estate executive who is the chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, which is among the largest grantmakers in the United States. Schusterman is the daughter of Charles Schusterman, an oilman who died in 2000, and
  • Non-profit

    The College Fix

    The College Fix is a right-of-center campus news website run by the Student Free Press Association (SFPA). The College Fix supports young conservative journalists on college campuses and publishes stories that support the principles of a free society.
  • Non-profit

    Speech First

    Speech First is an advocacy organization that supports free speech for students on college campuses to protect students’ First Amendment rights. Supported by a membership base of students, parents, alumni, and faculty, Speech First files court cases challenging issues on campus such as speech codes, bias response teams, and acceptable use
  • Non-profit

    The Leadership Academy

    The Leadership Academy is a left-of-center non-profit consulting organization that provides services to schools and organizations to aid in the production of systems that promote equal outcomes for their students, teachers, and leaders.
  • Person

    Mary Montle Bacon

    Mary Montle Bacon is a consultant and owner of Images of a Culture, a far-left for-profit organization. She works primarily with school systems to incorporate critical race theory-aligned equity standards for various identity groups.