Number of results: 59

Phone: (866) 816-0873

State Financial Officers Foundation
Derek Kreifels
P.O. Box 9584
Mission, KS, United States 66201

Mission: SFOF is founded on the belief that state financial officers could and should play a greater role in promoting conservative, fiscally responsible public policy. Our belief is SFOF can best do so by organizing a select group of state financial officers in partnership with the private sector and academia.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: SFOF seeks to organize a select group of leaders from the public and private sectors to help state financial officers develop and implement these pro-growth policies.
Phone: (212) 849-2806

National Review Institute
Lindsay Craig
215 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10016
[email protected]

Mission: National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991 to engage in policy development, public education, and advocacy that would advance the principles he championed and compliment the mission of National Review magazine.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Preserving and promoting the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr.
Phone: 505-710-7293

New Mexico Center for Family Values
Jonathan Gardner
Executive Director
1111 Alameda Blvd NW Ste D
Albuquerque, NM, United States 87114-1953
[email protected]

Mission: We advance our vision by influencing legislation and legislators. We support legislation that advances our vision and oppose legislation that hinders our vision. We seek to identify and elect candidates for public office that will advance our vision, and vote out of office candidates who do not support our vision.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: At the NM Center for Family Policy, our vision is to build a New Mexico where God is honored, life is cherished, religious freedom flourishes, and families thrive.
Phone: 703-807-2070
Fax: 703-807-2073

60 Plus Association
Jim Martin
515 King Street, Suite 315
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
[email protected]

Mission: The 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan, non-profit organization supporting a free-enterprise, less-government, and less-taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus publishes a newsletter, Senior Voice, produces a Congressional Scorecard, and presents the Guardian of Senior Rights Award to legislators in the U.S. Congress who vote to support seniors. Called a conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 60 Plus endorses the personalization of Social Security and works actively for the repeal of the estate (death) tax.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Repeal of the estate (death) tax • Social Security reform • Balanced budget constitutional amendment • Electricity deregulation • Opposition to judicial usurpation • Eliminating federal funding of advocacy organizations
Phone: 501-588-4245

Advance Arkansas Institute
Dan Greenberg
President/Board of Directors
55 Fontenay Circle
Little Rock, AR, United States 72223
[email protected]

Mission: The Institute is a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to advancing public policy based on free markets, individual liberty, and limited, transparent government.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Free markets ~individual liberty ~limited government.
Phone: 907-334-5853

Alaska Policy Forum
David Boyle
Executive Director
201 Barrow Street #8
Anchorage, AK, United States 99501
[email protected]

Mission: APF pursues this vision by conducting timely, relevant and accurate research and providing free market, Alaskan solutions in the most effective means possible to policymakers at the state and local level.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Health care ~Energy ~Resource Development ~Economics ~Accountability
Phone: 423-629-4280
Fax: 423-622-7461

American Association of Christian Schools
Mike Rouse
602 Belvoir Avenue
East Ridge, TN, United States 37412
[email protected]

Mission: Founded in 1972, the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) serves over 200,000 students and teachers in member schools throughout the United States. The general purpose and objectives of AACS are to aid in promoting, establishing, advancing, and developing Christian schools in America. AACS provides practical assistance to members —academically, legally and legislatively—through a number of services and publications.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tuition tax credits • Restoring religious freedom
Phone: 202-347-9388
Fax: 202-347-9389

American Conservative Union (ACU)
Matt Schlapp
1331 H St NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20005
[email protected]

Mission: ACU is a conservative lobbying organization that seeks to communicate and to advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization. ACU’s statement of principles details its support of capitalism, belief in the doctrine of original intent of the Framers of the Constitution, confidence in traditional moral values, and commitment to a strong national defense. Annually since 1971, ACU has published ratings of Congress. Based on actual votes cast on a wide range of issues, each member of the House and Senate is rated on a 0 to 100 scale, designed to indicate the strength of their adherence to conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense and national security • Tax reform • Campaign finance reform • Education reform • National sovereignty • Protecting Medicare and Social Security
Phone: 202-467-6787
Fax: 202-467-6784

American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)
Michael B. Poliakoff
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20036-4525
[email protected]

Mission: ACTA is a non-profit educational organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability on America’s colleges and university campuses. It supports programs and policies that encourage high academic standards, strong curricula, and the free exchange of ideas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic excellence • Academic freedom • Accountability
Phone: 662-844-5036
Fax: 662-842-7798

American Family Association
Tim Wildmon
PO Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS, United States 38803
[email protected]

Mission: Founded in 1977 by Don Wildmon, American Family Association (AFA) informs, motivates and equips God’s people to take action on issues that threaten to undermine and destroy America’s families and the Godly values upon which our nation was founded. As a result of the proactive efforts of God’s people, AFA is a multi-faceted organization that works hard on many fronts to promote and defend the sanctity of family, of marriage, and of life itself.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Keeping the doors open for the Gospel to be freely proclaimed • Defending and promoting traditional marriage • Fighting the advance of the radical homosexual agenda • Promoting the sanctity of human life • Educating the public on the influence of television and other media—including pornography—on our society • Urging the church to remain faithful to the authority of the Bible
Phone: 703-373-0933
Fax: 703-373-0927

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Lisa Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
2900 Crystal Drive, 6th Floor
Arlington, VA, United States 22202
[email protected]

Mission: ALEC’s mission is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty through a non-partisan partnership among America’s state legislators and concerned members of the private sector, the federal government, and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Disorder in the court • Education reform • Energy sustainability • Health care reform
Phone: 540-338-1251
Fax: 540-338-2326

American Majority
Ned Ryun
PO Box 87
Purcellville, VA, United States 20134

Mission: American Majority is a national non-profit, non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market. Headquartered in Purcellville, Virginia, we currently have state offices in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Missouri and Texas, with plans to open additional state offices in 2011. Beyond our state offices, we also have certified trainers (Mechanics) across the country who train activists in their local community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Political Training • Activist Training • Campus Activism • Constitutional Issues • New/Social Media Training
Phone: 866-730-0150

Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips
1310 N Courthouse Rd Ste 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-2961
[email protected]

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free market principles • Tax policy • Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Social Security reform • Budgetary restraint • Trade • Earmark reform • Education funding • Global warming • Health care
Phone: 703-224-3200

Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Tim Phillips
1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
[email protected]

Mission: Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) is a nationwide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP Foundation educates and engages citizens on economic policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory responsibility. The Foundation’s educational programs and analyses help policymakers, the media, and individual citizens understand why sound fiscal and regulatory policy is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free market principles • Tax policy • Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Social Security reform • Budgetary restraint • Trade • Earmark reform • Education funding • Global warming • Health care
Phone: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
Grover Norquist
722 12th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
[email protected]

Mission: ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups opposing any and all tax increases at the state, federal, and local levels. It works with state tax groups to ask all candidates for office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge committing officeholders to oppose tax increases. ATR publicizes the Cost of Government Day each year—the day until which Americans must work to pay the cost of taxes and regulations. ATR also coordinates the Reagan Legacy Project urging Congress and state legislatures to name memorials after President Reagan.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Opposing all tax increases • Supporting moves toward a flat tax • Reforming state pensions • Paycheck protection legislation • Constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote for tax increases • Electronic commerce—opposing taxes on the internet
Phone: 949-595-7979
Fax: 949-595-7970

Association of American Educators (AAE)
Gary Beckner
Executive Director
27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA, United States 92691
[email protected]

Mission: The Association of American Educators serves as a national, professional alternative to teacher unions, offering many of the same benefits of the unions—without the politics. AAE serves as a new national voice for educators who envision a future where professional teachers will be free to control their own careers—a future where true professionals can negotiate their own decisions about use of time, resources, and teaching methodologies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting character education • Fighting federal intervention in public education • Establishing state affiliates of the AAE • Promoting higher entrance and career professional standards for teachers
Phone: 719-528-6906
Fax: 719-531-0631

Association of Christian Schools International
Dan Egeler
PO Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80962-5130
[email protected]

Mission: The mission of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to prepare students for life. ACSI provides an array of services and programs through its departments and regional offices.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Strengthen urban school services • Strengthen administrative leadership • Develop new Christian textbooks • Strengthen international Christian schools • Achieve national recognition for preschool accreditation • Promote K–12 Christian school accreditation
Phone: 615-383-6431

Beacon Center of Tennessee
Justin Owen
President & CEO
P.O. Box 198646
Nashville, TN, United States 37219
[email protected]

Mission: The mission of the Beacon Center of Tennessee is to change lives through public policy. The Beacon Center, founded as the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media and public leaders with expert empirical research and timely free market policy solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Personal freedom, limited government, economic growth, reduced tax, education, healthcare, property rights
Phone: 202-478-9677
Fax: 202-478-9678

Best Friends Foundation
Elayne Bennett
Founder and President
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC, United States 20015
[email protected]

Mission: The Best Friends Foundation is an educational foundation that operates the Best Friends Program in Washington, D.C., area schools and trains educators to teach its self-respect through self-restraint curriculum throughout the country. As a character-building and youth-development program with a message of abstinence from sex, drugs, and alcohol, Best Friends has offered guidance to adolescent girls since 1987 and to adolescent boys since 2001. The Foundation is supported by grants from private foundations, corporations, and individual donors and receives no government funds.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reducing teen pregnancy • Reducing drug and alcohol abuse by adolescents
Phone: 916-961-6770

California Policy Center
Mark Bucher
Executive Director
18002 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 108
Tustin, CA, United States 92780
[email protected]

Mission: To secure the most prosperity for the most people, California needs financially sustainable state and local governments, and the best educational system in the world. The California Policy Center works to expose the reasons we need fiscal reform and education reform, and explores policies to make our public institutions the best they can be. The California Policy Center aspires to provide information that will elevate and enlighten the public dialogue on these vital issues
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~fiscal reform ~education reform
Phone: 304-419-5220

Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy
Garrett Ballengee
PO Box 11495
Charleston, WV, United States 25339
[email protected]

Mission: The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, Inc. (Cardinal Institute) is a 501c(3) non-profit founded in September 2014 dedicated to research, develop and communicate effective conservative economic public policies in West Virginia The Cardinal Institute is positioned to be a leading voice of free market and conservative policy research in Charleston and throughout the state. Through an effective research and communications, we will provide the necessary data and analysis to lay the groundwork as we enter a new chapter in our state’s history.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Limited Government ~Economic Government ~Private Property Rights ~Federalism ~Individual Liberty
Phone: 215-877-9099
Fax: 215-701-6577

Catholic Medical Association
Mario R. Dickerson
29 Bala Ave., Suite 205
Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States 19004
[email protected]

Mission: Catholic physicians in the United States and Canada come together in the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in the spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by their science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience that Christian physicians have.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 972-298-1811
Fax: 972-572-1515

Children’s Education Fund
Richard H. Collins
Founder and Chairman
8150 North Central Expressway Suite 1900 – South Tower
Dallas, TX, United States 75222-5748
[email protected]

Mission: The Children’s Education Fund (CEF) offers scholarships to Dallas-area students from low-income families to use toward tuition to the schools of their choice. CEF is part of the Today Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to raising the public’s and policymakers’ awareness of education, taxation and criminal justice issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educate the public about school choice • Provide scholarships and technology to disadvantaged students
Phone: 212-515-7100
Fax: 212-515-7111

Children's Scholarship Fund
Michael D. McCurry
Chairman and Co-Founder
8 West 38th Street, Ninth Floor
New York, NY, United States 10018
[email protected]

Mission: The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since CSF began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of CSF donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50 percent of their children’s tuition, thus making CSF scholarships truly a hand up, not a hand out.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Educational scholarships • Tuition assistance
Phone: 202-479-6900
Fax: 202-479-4260

Christian Coalition of America
Roberta Combs
PO Box 37030
Washington, DC, United States 20013
[email protected]

Mission: The Christian Coalition is a non-profit, grassroots citizen organization whose mission is to represent the Christian point of view before local councils, state legislatures, and Congress; to proclaim its values in the public arena and in the media; to train leaders for effective social and political action; and to protest religious discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious persecution • American community renewal • Education reform • Religious freedom amendment • Family tax relief • Banning partial-birth abortion
Phone: (352) 401-0029

Christian Coalition of Florida
Bill Stephens
P.O. Box 520578
Longwood, FL, United States 32752
[email protected]

Mission: The Purpose of the Christian Coalition is five-fold: 1. Represent Christians and advocate Christian values by petitioning our U.S. Congress, the Florida State legislatures and local councils. 2. Train Christians for effective political action, with particular emphasis on preparing them to serve as responsible citizens, activists and candidates. 3. Inform Christians in a timely manner of important issues and legislation in order to enable them to communicate with public officials at the federal, state, and local levels. 4. Effectively communicate Christian values in the public arena and speak out in the media on Christian causes and issues. 5. Engage in Christian political action in order to legally protect our freedom guaranteed under the United States Constitution
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *traditional marriage *pro-life *pro-family *religious freedom *education *taxes *pornography *crime and punishment *gambling
Phone: (727) 595-6971

Christian Coalition of Pinellas County
Ron Scheffler
13563 Cordova Dr.
Largo, FL, United States 33774

Mission: 1. Defend all human Life, all moral Liberties and all legal pursuits. 2. Inform Christians about timely and pending legislation; information both for and against. 3. Defend Marriage and Family Values with no apology. 4. Return tax funded Public Education to local and parental control. 5. Protect Religious Freedom. 6. Protect communities from further expansion of Gambling. 7. Protect innocent life from conception to natural death. 8. Punish Criminals and defend victim's rights. 9. Publish and distribute non-partisan Voter Guides.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious freedom *federal healthcare *homosexual agenda *federal spending *abortion *stem-cell research *gambling *cap and trade
Phone: 786-519-1649

Christian Coalition/ Faith and Freedom Coalition of South Florida

PO Box 557953
Miami, FL, United States 33355

Mission: The Christian Coalition of South Florida is a grassroots organization dedicated to serving as a watchdog and political activist and lobyist on Christian/Conservative moral values and principles. Our key emphasis is on: Ensuring that our moral values and principles are protected Ensuring that Christian and Conservatives are elected to political office by helping candidates runing for political office ensure a victory on election day. We are opposed to expanded gambling in any form We are pro-life and support the sanctity of life issues and oppose the recent contraception mandate by President We oppose radical stance of the homosexual lobbyist effort to introcuce their agenda into the public schools.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *right to life *traditional marriage *HHS contraception mandate *gambling *religious freedom
Phone: 941-351-8967

Christian Coalition/Faith and Freedom Coalition of Sarasota County

, FL, United States
[email protected]

Mission: Christian Coalition of Sarasota County, as chartered by the Florida Christian Coalition, exists to give pro-life, pro-family citizens a concerted voice in government and the community through information and action. We have monthly meetings with government leaders as speakers, we conduct candidate forums before elections, and distribute Voter Guides that define candidates' positions on pertinent issues. We also provide churches and others with issues/news from a Christian perspective and help them conduct voter registration drives. We also stand against anti-Christian bias in the media and the culture. And, we encourage and assist in communicating with our elected officials on key moral issues.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious freedom *federal healthcare *homosexual agenda *federal spending *abortion *stem-cell research *gambling *cap and trade
Phone: 202-467-5300
Fax: 202-467-4253

Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC, United States 20036
[email protected]

Mission: Citizens Against Government Waste educates Americans about waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate welfare • Agriculture • Internal Revenue Service • Government waste • Medicare • Procurement reform
Phone: 540-338-7431

Citizens for Property Rights
Jack Shockey
PO Box 70
Hamilton, VA, United States 20159
[email protected]

Mission: Citizens for Property Rights is a grass roots organization that is a broad-based coalition of Loudoun County, Virginia, citizens, farmers, homeowners, property owners, local businessmen, lenders, professionals, retired people, and merchants. It is comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from both western and eastern Loudoun.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Property rights • Taxes
Phone: 202-955-5500
Fax: 202-955-9466

Club for Growth
David McIntosh
2001 L Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20036
[email protected]

Mission: Club for Growth is a national network of thousands of Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. The Club works to promote public policies that promote economic growth primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training, and educational activity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Cutting government spending • Limited government • Death tax • Social Security reform • Free trade • Legal reform • School choice • Regulation • Deregulation
Phone: 703-837-0030
Fax: 703-837-0031

Coalitions for America
Eric Licht
1423 Powhatan Street, #2
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314

Mission: Coalitions for America’s mission is to bring about public policy that enhances free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social issues • Economic issues • Defense and foreign policy issues
Phone: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806

Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Peggy Nance
1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, United States 20005
[email protected]

Mission: The mission of CWA is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 618-462-5415
Fax: 618-462-8909

Eagle Forum
Eunie Smith
200 West 3rd St., Ste. 502
Alton, IL, United States 62002
[email protected]

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 202-393-2100
Fax: 202-393-2134

Family Research Council (FRC)
Tony Perkins
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20001

Mission: The Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. The Council shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian world view as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Cloning/stem cell research • Abortion • Judicial activism • Pornography/sex trafficking • Religious liberties
Phone: 202-822-8138
Fax: 202-296-8061

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Eugene B. Meyer
1776 I Street Northwest, Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
[email protected]

Mission: The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to the Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Rule of law ~Constitutional law
Phone: 719-531-3400
Fax: 719-548-4525

Focus on the Family
Jim Daly
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80920
[email protected]

Mission: Focus on the Family’s primary reason for existence is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the instruction of the family.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage/divorce • Life issues • Education • Gender issues • Sexuality • Gambling
Phone: 571-384-2090
Fax: 571-384-2093

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity
Nicole Neily
107 S. West St Suite 718
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
[email protected]

Mission: Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity was founded in 2009 to address falling standards in the media as well as a steep falloff in reporting on state government and provides professional training; research, editorial, multimedia and technical support; and assistance with marketing and promoting the work of a nationwide network of nonprofit reporters. Supplementing these efforts is our newly launched Citizen Watchdog program that trains ordinary citizens to report from local communities. Specializing in state and local government, Franklin Center has focused its efforts on reaching maximum penetration within small and mid-sized media markets – on driving a conversation about transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility at the grassroots level and putting a human face on public policy. We specialize in reaching a layman’s audience through local media, coordinating our nationwide network to ensure that we are hitting this audience in every state.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 610-933-8825
Fax: 610-935-0522

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Michael E. Di Yeso
President and CEO
P.O. Box 67
Valley Forge, PA, United States 19481
[email protected]

Mission: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that seeks to educate youth about America’s founding principles and the balance of rights and responsibilities of citizens. Annually, students from all 50 states participate in Freedoms Foundation’s programs, which include U.S. history, core values, the private enterprise system, and constitutional rights and citizens’ responsibilities. To date, more than 100,000 people have been reached through these education and award programs. Additionally, elementary and secondary school educators take part in graduate credit seminars and workshops on effective techniques for teaching citizenship.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: America’s founding principles • Constitutional rights • Citizenship
Phone: 202-783-3870
Fax: 202-942-7649

Adam Brandon
President and CEO
400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 765
Washington, DC, United States 20001
[email protected]

Mission: FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization that fights for lower taxes, less government, and economic freedom. FreedomWorks unites the nation’s leading advocates of freedom with the power of hundreds of thousands of volunteer members from across the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Social Security reform • Tort reform • Economic growth • Welfare reform • School choice
Phone: 208.258.2280
Fax: 208.965.8111

Idaho Freedom Foundation
Wayne Hoffman
2404 Bank Drive, Suite 314
Boise, ID, United States 83705
[email protected]

Mission: The Idaho Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and research organization that develops and advocates the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, economic freedom, and limited government. The Foundation’s mission is to keep Idaho free by generating research and data on key issues, and recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, media and the citizens of Idaho.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~individual liberty ~personal responsibility ~private property rights ~economic freedom ~limited government
Phone: 703-682-9320
Fax: 703-682-9321

Institute for Justice
Scott Bullock
President and General Counsel
901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
[email protected]

Mission: Through strategic litigation, training, communication, and outreach, the Institute for Justice (IJ) advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society. It litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech, and other vital individual liberties, and to restore constitutional limits on the power of government. In addition, it trains law students, lawyers, and policy activists in the tactics of public interest litigation to advance individual rights. Through these activities, IJ challenges the ideology of the welfare state and illustrates and extends the benefits of freedom to those whose full enjoyment of liberty is denied by government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Property rights • First Amendment • Economic liberty
Phone: 302-652-4600
Fax: 302-652-1760

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)
Charlie Copeland
President & Chief Executive Officer
3901 Centerville Road
PO Box 4431
Wilmington, DE, United States 19807
[email protected]

Mission: The Intercollegiate Studies Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization whose purpose is to instill in successive generations a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free society. Through its integrated program of lectures, conferences, publications, and fellowships, ISI works to educate for liberty—to identify the best and brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders an allegiance to the American ideal of ordered liberty. To accomplish this goal, ISI seeks to deepen the next generation’s appreciation of the nation’s founding principles—limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise, and moral standards.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Western civilization studies • Quality of higher education • Political correctness on campus • Student journalism • America’s civic literacy • Donor intent in higher education
Phone: 703-247-2000
Fax: 703-247-2001

Leadership Institute
Morton C. Blackwell
1101 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
[email protected]

Mission: The Leadership Institute is a national training organization for preparing future generations of conservative leaders. It is devoted to the task of identifying, recruiting, training, and placing philosophically committed conservatives in positions of influence in the public policy process. Since its founding in 1979, more than 80,000 young adherents of the principles of limited government, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and traditional family values have been given the skills necessary for successful and effective leadership.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Political education and training • Organizing independent conservative student groups on campuses • Helping to form new conservative student newspapers and magazines • Helping citizens become more effective • Getting more conservatives to become TV journalists • Matching conservative job seekers with employers
Phone: 800-847-0227

Liberty Matters
Dan Byfield
PO Box 1207
Taylor, TX, United States 76574
[email protected]

Mission: Liberty Matter's mission is to inform and inspire the individual to preserve liberty, the principles of freedom, our Constitution and private property rights for all generations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitutional issues • Property rights
Phone: 608-237-7290

John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy
Brett Healy
44 East Mifflin Street, Suite 201
Madison, WI, United States 53703
[email protected]

Mission: The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Economics • Health Care Reform • Education • Transportation

Commonwealth Partners
[email protected]
President & CEO
225 State Street, Suite 300
, Harrisburg, PA, United States 17101

Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 917.551.6770

National Association of Scholars (NAS)
Dr. Peter W. Wood
8 W. 38TH ST.
New York, NY, United States 10018
[email protected]

Mission: The National Association of Scholars consists of professors, graduate students, and administrators committed to rational discourse as the foundation for academic life in a free society. NAS works to enrich the substance and strengthen the integrity of scholarship and teaching, convinced that only through an informed understanding of the Western intellectual heritage and the realities of the contemporary world can citizen and scholar be equipped to sustain Western civilization’s achievements.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic standards • Politicization of academic life • Curriculum reform • Teacher education
Phone: 703-267-1000
Fax: 703-267-3989

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Wayne LaPierre
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA, United States 22030

Mission: Founded in 1871, the three-million-member National Rifle Association promotes the shooting sports and protects the right to keep and bear arms. NRA trains thousands of law enforcement members and tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens annually on safe and responsible firearms ownership. It houses the National Firearms Museum; related entities include the NRA Foundation and the Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defending Second Amendment rights • Criminal justice reform
Phone: 202-626-8800
Fax: 202-737-9189

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC)
Carol Tobias
512 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20004
[email protected]

Mission: The National Right to Life Committee is a grassroots, single-issue, pro-life organization with affiliates in every state and 2,500 chapters nationwide. NRLC emphasizes education, legislation, and political action to stop abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Physician-assisted suicide • Infanticide • Medicare reform • Health care reform • Campaign finance reform
Phone: 703-321-9820
Fax: 703-321-7342

National Right to Work Committee
Mark A. Mix
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 500
Springfield, VA, United States 22160
[email protected]

Mission: The National Right to Work Committee is dedicated to advancing the principle that every worker must have the right—but no worker should ever be compelled—to join or financially support a labor union.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: National right-to-work law • New state right-to-work laws • Protecting current right-to-work laws • Fighting public sector monopoly bargains • Opposing compulsory unionism • End state and federal exemptions for prosecution of union violence
Phone: 703-683-5700
Fax: 703-683-5722

National Taxpayers Union (NTU)
Pete Sepp
25 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 140
Washington, DC, United States 20001
[email protected]

Mission: Founded in 1969, the non-profit, non-partisan NTU is America’s largest taxpayer organization with members in all 50 states. Through lobbying, research, advertising, media work, and its “NTU Rates Congress” scorecard, NTU works to influence Congress and America’s state legislatures on behalf of taxpayers and mobilizes its members to help them make their voices heard. It regularly sends emails and faxes to elected leaders on issues of concern to taxpayers and provides strategic guidance to hundreds of state and local taxpayer groups across the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax limitation amendment • Fundamental tax reform • Restraining federal spending • Tax relief • Social Security reform • Balanced budget amendment
Phone: 561-907-7715

Palm Beach Faith and Freedom Coalition
Christopher M. Milu
Palm Beach County Field Director
Palm Beach, FL, United States
[email protected]

Mission: The Palm Beach Faith and Freedom Coalition serves to inform voters about important issues. Visit us frequently for educational information and to find out how you can become active in your county, state, and national political issues. Help us to keep America One Nation Under God. Our Principles: Respect for the sanctity and dignity of life, family, and marriage as the foundations of a free society Limited government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility to unleash the creative energy of entrepreneurs Education reform that puts children first Help the poor, the needy, and those who have been left behind Free markets and free minds to create opportunity for all Victory in the struggle with terrorism and tyranny while supporting our democratic allies, including Israel Our Goals: Mobilize and train people of faith to be effective citizens Speak out in the public arena and in the media on behalf of common-sense values Influence legislation and enact sound public policy at every level of government Train citizens for effective civic action Protest bigotry and discrimination against people of faith
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *right-to-life *traditional marriage *family issues *limited government *taxation *spending *entrepreneurship *education *poverty *free-markets *terrorism *Israel
Phone: 401-429-6115

Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Michael Stenhouse
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 10069
Cranston, RI, United States 02910
[email protected]

Mission: The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity is Rhode Island’s leading free-enterprise public policy think tank. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the RI Center for Freedom is dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media, and public officials with empirical research data, while also advancing free-market solutions to public policy issues in the state. Balancing the debate, changing minds, and building a growing network of people who are informed and passionate about free-market ideas are the vital roles that the Center for Freedom will play in the Ocean State!
Tax Status: 501(C)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic Growth * Jobs * School Choice * Medicaid * Pension Reform * Federalism * Labor Issues

State Budget Solutions
Bob Williams
4701 Cox Road, Suite 301
Glen Allen, VA, United States 23060
[email protected]

Mission: Launched in 2010, State Budget Solutions (SBS) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to change the way state and local governments do business by reforming their approach to budgeting.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~State budget ~Local Budgets
Phone: 510-965-9700
Fax: 510-965-9701

State Policy Network (SPN)
Tracie Sharp
1655 North Fort Myer Drive Suite 360
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
[email protected]

Mission: SPN is the professional service organization for America’s state-based, free market think tank community. Its work advances a free society by providing leadership development, management training, and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations. Founded in 1992, SPN is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-based think tanks. SPN’s programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policymakers, and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Leadership training • Fundraising training • Networking events • State think tank start-up training • Board/trustee training
Phone: 202-547-8570
Fax: 202-546-6403

Traditional Values Coalition
Rev. Lou Sheldon
139 C Street, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
[email protected]

Mission: Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) is the largest non-denominational grassroots organization that works to preserve the Judeo-Christian ethics upon which America was founded. Established in 1980 by Rev. Lou Sheldon, TVC speaks on behalf of over 43,000 churches across the United State regarding pro-family legislation and policy. With an emphasis on the restoration of the values needed to maintain strong, unified families, the Coalition focuses upon issues such as marriage, religious liberty, the homosexual agenda, the right to life, pornography, education, and family tax relief.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Religious liberty • Homosexual activism • Abortion • Pornography • Family issues
Phone: 703-318-9608
Fax: 703-318-9122

Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191
[email protected]

Mission: Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. YAF operates Ronald Reagan’s Western White House, Rancho del Cielo, in Santa Barbara, California, as a premier presidential historic site.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reagan legacy and freedom • Political correctness • 9/11 and the war on terrorism • National conservative high school and college conferences • FreedomFest conference • National Journalism Center