Search results for ‘participant’


  • Non-profit

    Wege Foundation

    The Wege Foundation is a family foundation started by the family that owns Steelcase Inc., a publicly traded office-furniture company. 1 The foundation focuses on funding areas that include diversity, equity, and inclusion; the environment; education;
  • Other Group

    Generation Ratify

    Generation Ratify is a pro-abortion and Equal Rights Amendment-advocacy and organizing student group fiscally sponsored by the Action Network. In 2022, it supported student protests after a leaked draft opinion suggested the Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, which found an expansive constitutional right to abortion nationwide.
  • For-profit

    The Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute

    The Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute is a critical race theory-aligned consulting organization that specializes in providing consulting services and training programs to educational professionals. The firm’s “sister company” is Adjusted Equity Solutions, which specializes in conducting “equity audits” of schools. Background The Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute is a
  • For-profit

    Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS)

    Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS) is a left-of-center consulting firm focused on providing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory-inspired services to public school districts. The firm was founded by Colleen Capper and Elise Frattura, both former professors of education within the University of Wisconsin system. Much
  • Other Group

    Republicans for Voting Rights

    Republicans for Voting Rights (RVR) advocates for loosened voting requirements and opposes election integrity legislation. While the organization is nominally right-of-center, claiming to represent Republican Party voters, it explicitly targets Republican lawmakers and policy advocates who support measures aimed at preventing voter fraud and election manipulation. RVR also calls on
  • Non-profit

    The Carter Center

    The Carter Center, founded by former U.S. President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, promotes democratic institutions, global development, and serves as an election observer around the world. It has worked as a watchdog for 113 elections in 39 countries through its “Democracy Program,” and announced in August 2020 that it
  • Non-profit

    The Equity Lab

    The Equity Lab (formerly the Fellowship for Race and Equity in Education) is a left-wing advisory firm that advises individuals and institutions to address the concepts of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) to create a critical race theory-inspired society filled with an “equitable, anti-racist citizenry.” Founded in 2014 to
  • 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.
  • Labor Union

    Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

    The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is a membership organization of women from various labor unions. The organization was founded in the 1970s to promote the feminist movement within organized labor and continues to promote “workplace affirmative action” policies along with other left-leaning gender policies in the United States.
  • Person

    Laura Williamson

    Laura Williamson, a left-of-center activist, is the associate director for policy and research in the area of democracy reform for Demos, a think tank with close ties to the self-described “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party. Background Prior to joining Demos, Williamson participated in voting rights-related advocacy, organizing,
  • Non-profit

    Governing for Impact (GFI)

    Governing for Impact (GFI) is a secretive left-of-center regulatory policy think tank created in 2019 to “prepare a new administration for transformative governance” by writing left-leaning regulatory recommendations for federal bureaucratic agencies.
  • Other Group

    Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action

    Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action is a left-of-center criminal justice initiative associated with the Defund the Police movement that was launched in the fall of 2018 by the “Social Justice Institute” of the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), a feminist and social justice academic project of Barnard College.
  • Other Group

    Freedom Labs

    Freedom Labs is the name of a national partnership between left-of-center police-abolitionist organizations PolicyLink, BYP100, the Center for Popular Democracy, and Law for Black Lives. 1
  • For-profit

    Truss Leadership

    Truss Leadership is a for-profit critical race theory-aligned education consultancy run by Joe Truss, a California educator. It offers workshops for public schools and public school districts on “dismantling white supremacy” in schools. Truss Leadership claims to have consulted for nearly 70 schools and 5,000 educators, mostly located in California.
  • Non-profit

    Hispanic Access Foundation

    Hispanic Access Foundation is a left-of-center Hispanic activism organization that is focused on building community between Hispanic churches and religious groups, largely for the purpose of environmentalist activism. 1
  • Non-profit

    Food Access LA

    Food Access LA, previously titled Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), is a local agricultural organizing and nutritional programming organization based in Los Angeles, California, that promotes and receives funding from federal nutritional subsidy programs.
  • Other Group

    Public Wise

    Public Wise is a left-of-center advocacy group and funding organization that was founded in 2019 by Eric Laufer, a New York City-based entrepreneur in the wind-reliant energy industry. The organization funds projects and organizations with the goal of increasing turnout for Democratic candidates in minority communities. The organization publishes the
  • Non-profit

    A Better Chance

    A Better Chance (ABC) is a program that identifies and places select ethnic minority students in grades 4 through 9 into one of more than 200 college preparatory schools, with the intent to create more diversity in those graduating from elite colleges and universities. ABC is a nonprofit funded by
  • Person

    Damon Williams

    Damon Williams is an education advisor and the former chief officer for diversity, equity, and educational achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1 He works as a diversity consultant and receives public
  • Other Group

    National SEED Project

    National SEED Project (full name National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project for Inclusive Curriculum) trains teachers and others to instruct colleagues and peers on how to incorporate themes and practices related to equity, diversity, and privilege in the classroom. Through grant money from left-leaning foundations, the SEED Project has