Number of results: 320


Phone: 815-964-5819
Fax: 815-965-1826

The International Organization for Family
Brian Brown
President
2029 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@profam.org

Mission: The mission of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society is to reinforce the family as the first and irreplaceable social unit, to renew the religious foundation of virtue and liberty, and to restore the education of the young in the obligations of free men and women. To defend the family and to guide public policy and cultural norms, this Declaration asserts principles that respect and uphold the vital roles that the family plays in society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Marriage ~Family ~Children ~Religion ~Divorce ~Homosexuality ~Abortion
Phone: (866) 816-0873

State Financial Officers Foundation
Derek Kreifels
President
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: 202-559-7389

The Alexander Hamilton Society
Gabriel Scheinmann
Executive Director
11 Dupont Cirle NW, Suite 325
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@hamsoc.org

Mission: The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 800-634-2669

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Juanita Duggan
President and CEO
1201 F Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC, United States 20004
juanita.duggan@nfib.org

Mission: NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.
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Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: (202) 364-4403

Accuracy in Academia
Malcolm Kline
Executive Director
4350 East West Highway Suite 555
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
Mal.Kline@academia.org

Mission: Accuracy in Academia, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D. C., wants schools to return to their traditional mission-the quest for truth. To promote this goal, AIA documents and publicizes political bias in education in Campus Report, its monthly newsletter. CR articles focus on: The use of classroom and/or university resources to indoctrinate students; Discrimination against students, faculty or administrators based on political or academic beliefs; and Campus violations of free speech.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-682-1201

1st Amendment Partnership
Tim Schultz
President
1730 M Street, NW Suite 909
Washington, DC, United States 20036

Mission: The mission of the 1st Amendment Partnership is to promote and protect religious freedom for people of all faiths. We represent the common voice of our partnering faith communities that encompass over 120 million Americans. We focus on public policies and education that recognize the profound contribution of faith and religious freedom to the common good.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: * Free Speech * Religious Liberty
Phone: 703-807-2070
Fax: 703-807-2073

60 Plus Association
Jim Martin
Chairman
515 King Street, Suite 315
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@60plus.org

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: 888-577-2966
Fax: 605-335-3643

Abstinence Clearinghouse
Leslee Unruh
President
3405 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57105
info@abstinence.net

Mission: The Abstinence Clearinghouse serves as an association for the abstinence community. The Clearinghouse is a non-profit, educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials. The Clearinghouse was founded to provide a central location where curricula, speakers, and materials on character, relationship, and abstinence programs could be accessed. The Clearinghouse serves agencies and individuals on national, state, and local level, as well as internationally. In addition to the South Dakota office, there is also a Washington, D.C., office.
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Phone: 202-364-4401
Fax: 202-364-4098

Accuracy in Media
Don Irvine
Chairman
4350 East West Highway Suite 555
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
info@aim.org

Mission: Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on Islamic terrorism • Corruption in government • Traditional values
Phone: 616-454-3080
Fax: 616-454-9454

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
President
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI, United States 49503
info@acton.org

Mission: The mission of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. It is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Business ethics • Globalization • Educational choice • Technology and regulation • Environmental stewardship • Effective compassion
Phone: 303-573-1603
Fax: 720-266-6798

Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE)
Norton Rainey
Executive Director
1201 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 302
Denver, CO, United States 80218
nrainey@acescholarships.org

Mission: ACE is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by Denver businessman and philanthropist, Alex Cranberg, whose vision was to ensure that children of Colorado’s low-income families had access to quality K–12 education through scholarships.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Tuition assistance
Phone: 703-934-1212
Fax: 703-934-1211

Alliance for Marriage
Matthew E. Daniels, J.D., Ph.D.
President and Founder
PO Box 2490
Merrifield, VA, United States 22116
info@allianceformarriage.org

Mission: The Alliance for Marriage (AFM) is a non-partisan research and education organization dedicated to promoting marriage and addressing the epidemic of fatherless families in the United States. AFM seeks to educate the public, the media, elected officials, and civil society leaders on the benefits of marriage for children, adults and society, and to promote reforms designed to strengthen the institution of marriage and restore a culture of married fatherhood in American society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and family policy • Education • Tax reform • Media coverage of marriage and families • Judicial reform • Marriage building programs • Public policy and civil society reforms
Phone: 202-280-1990

Alliance for School Choice
Greg Brock
Executive Director
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@allianceforschoolchoice.org

Mission: The mission of Alliance for School Choice is to improve our nation’s system of K–12 education by advancing public policy that empowers parents, particularly in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Education reform
Phone: 559-499-1776
Fax: 559-499-1703

Alliance for the Separation of School & State
Alan Schaeffer
President
3100 Willow Avenue, Suite 110
Clovis, CA, United States 93612
contact@schoolandstate.org

Mission: The mission of the Alliance for Separation of School & State is to inform Americans how education can be improved—especially for the poor—by ending state, local, and federal government involvement in school attendance, content, teacher and institutional approval, and financing.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Separation of school and state • Parental rights and obligations in education • Full parental school choice • Repeal school content and standards mandates • Return school attendance decisions to parents
Phone: (202) 434-8971

American Academy for Liberal Education
Diane Auer Jones
President
1200 G Street NW, Suite 883
Washington, DC, United States 20005
aaleinfo@aale.org

Mission: The American Academy for Liberal Education is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting liberal arts education through accreditation and research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educational effectiveness assessment (postsecondary) • Charter schools (secondary) • Distance learning (postsecondary) • Higher education • Liberal/general education
Phone: 206-236-3046
Fax: 206-236-3288

American Alliance of Jews and Christians
Rabbi Daniel Lapin
President
PO Box 58
Mercer Island, WA, United States 98040
mail@towardtradition.org

Mission: American Alliance of Jews and Christians is a national coalition of Jews and Christians seeking to advance the nation toward traditional, faith-based American principles of constitutional and limited government, the rule of law, representative democracy, free markets, a strong military, and a moral public culture.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: The Ethical Capitalism Institute • Traditional marriage • Opposing the marginalization of Judeo-Christian views in public life • Moving American Jews away from their embraced secular liberalism • Moral defense of free market and private property
Phone: 423-629-4280
Fax: 423-622-7461

American Association of Christian Schools
Mike Rouse
President
602 Belvoir Avenue
East Ridge, TN, United States 37412
lpotter@aacs.org

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: 757-226-2489
Fax: 757-226-2836

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Dr. Jay Alan Sekulow
Chief Counsel
PO Box 90555
Washington, DC, United States 20090-0555

Mission: ACLJ engages in litigation, provides legal services, renders advice, counsels clients, and supports attorneys who are involved in defending the religious and civil liberties of Americans. ACLJ has a national network of attorneys who are committed to the defense of Judeo-Christian values. It cooperates with other organizations that are committed to a similar mission and serves the public through educational efforts regarding First Amendment and religious freedom issues, as well as pro-family and pro-life concerns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protecting the U.S. Constitution • Protecting religious liberty • Fighting to protect life • Fighting to protect the religious rights of Americans
Phone: 916-444-2278
Fax: 916-444-2279

American Civil Rights Coalition
Ward Connerly
Chairman
PO Box 188350
Sacramento, CA, United States 95818
feedback@acrc1.org

Mission: The American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) is a grassroots advocacy organization focused on the elimination of racial and gender preferences. Working with activists in different states and in Washington, DC, ACRC seeks to duplicate the California Civil Rights Initiative’s success in other states and at the federal level. ACRC focuses on providing assistance and guidance to individuals and groups in other states who are interested in pursuing anti-preference legislation or ballot initiatives; advocating the elimination of racial and gender preferences in federal programs and policies; and monitoring California’s Proposition 209 lawsuits and future implementation efforts.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Racial privacy initiative • Legislation concerning racial preferences and classifications
Phone: 916-444-2278
Fax: 916-444-2279

American Civil Rights Institute
Ward Connerly
Chairman
PO Box 188350
Sacramento, CA, United States 95818
feedback@acri.org

Mission: The American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the American public about the problems created by racial and gender preferences in government programs and policies. ACRI members believe that civil rights are individual rights and that government policies should not advocate group rights over individual rights. Based in Sacramento, California, ACRI’s focus is on three areas: assisting organizations in other states with their efforts to educate the public about racial and gender preferences, assisting federal representatives with public education on the issue, and monitoring implementation and legal action on California’s Proposition 209.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Racial preferences, quotas, and set-asides • Race relations • Educational reform • Racial classification on government forms
Phone: 703-807-0242
Fax: 703-683-1703

American Civil Rights Union
Susan A. Carleson
Chairman and CEO
3213 Duke St., #625
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@theacru.org

Mission: The mission of the American Civil Rights Union is to defend the Bill of Rights and the Constitution based on the original intent of the Founders and to oppose the ACLU when necessary.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Scouting Legal Defense • Amicus curiae briefs in Second Amendment cases • Amicus curiae briefs in property rights cases • Amicus curiae briefs in Tenth Amendment cases • Continue ACLU watch
Phone: 202-293-5811
Fax: 202-785-8165

American Council for Capital Formation
Mark A. Bloomfield
President
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC, United States 20036
mbloomfield@accf.org

Mission: The mission of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) is to promote economic growth in the U.S. and abroad through effective advocacy of policies to facilitate capital formation. The ACCF, with its bipartisan approach and breadth and diversity of support in the business community, has much experience working with policymakers and the media. To meet its goals, the ACCF sponsors new research on economic, regulatory, and environmental policies, publishes concise and effective summaries of the analyses, and ensures that the research results reach appropriate policymakers, media representatives, and business leaders.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Taxation of savings • Pension reform • Estate taxation • Export taxation • Climate policy
Phone: 202-467-6787
Fax: 202-467-6784

American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)
Michael B. Poliakoff
President
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20036-4525
info@goacta.org

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: 212-362-7044
Fax: 212-362-4919

American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
Hank Campbell
President
110 East 42nd Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY, United States 10017
acsh@acsh.org

Mission: ACSH’s primary aim is to help American consumers distinguish significant health hazards from hypothetical or trivial health risks. ACSH further seeks to ensure that both individual health decisions and public health policies are based on sound scientific evidence rather than on hyperbole about risk, fears, guesswork, lobbying, and/or propaganda.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Food safety and nutrition • Science and technology • Pharmaceuticals • Disease, lifestyle factors and health • Chemicals, the environment and human health • Public health and regulatory policies
Phone: 703-519-7000
Fax: 703-519-8627

American Defense Institute
Capt. Eugene B. McDaniel, USN (Ret.)
President
1055 North Fairfax Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
rdt2@americandefinst.org

Mission: The American Defense Institute (ADI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to educate the public—especially the young—concerning the importance of a strong national defense to protect freedom and democracy. ADI believes that providing young Americans with the necessary training and incentive now is an investment in strong leadership for the future of the nation. ADI was founded on the belief that American moral and military strength are essential for peace.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense • National security • Prisoners of war • Foreign policy • Military voters
Phone: 202-862-5800
Fax: 202-862-7177

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Arthur Brooks
President
1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@aei.org

Mission: The American Enterprise Institute, founded in 1943, sponsors original research on government policy, the American economy, and American politics. AEI research aims to preserve and to strengthen the foundations of a free society—limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense—through scholarly research, open debate, and publications. Founded in 1943 and located in Washington, D.C., AEI is one of America’s largest and most respected think tanks.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic policy • Foreign and defense policy • Social and political studies
Phone: 662-844-5036
Fax: 662-842-7798

American Family Association
Tim Wildmon
President
PO Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS, United States 38803
faq@afa.net

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: 662-844-5036
Fax: 662-842-7798

American Family Association Foundation
Rev. Donald Wildmon
Chairman
PO Drawer 2440
107 Parkgate Drive
Tupelo, MS, United States 38803
buddy@afa.net

Mission: The American Family Association Foundation is a Christian organization dedicated to promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on television and other media. The Foundation believes that the entertainment industry, through its various products, has played a major role in the decline of those values on which our country was founded and which keep a society and its families strong and healthy.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Church in America • Culture and society • Education • Entertainment industry • Marriage and family • Gambling • Homosexual agenda • Money and finance • Pornography • Pro-life • Global religious persecution
Phone: 202-543-1006
Fax: 202-543-1007

American Foreign Policy Council
Herman Pirchner, Jr.
President
509 C Street, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20002
afpc@afpc.org

Mission: The American Foreign Policy Council’s mission is to bring information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assist leaders in the former USSR and other parts of the world in building democracies and market economies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Russia • Foreign aid • China • Missile defense • Central Asia • Middle East
Phone: 413-528-1216
Fax: 413-528-0103

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
John R. Skar
President, pro tempore
PO Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA, United States 01230
info@aier.org

Mission: Organized in 1933 as a private, independent, scientific, and educational charitable organization, AIER plans its research to help individuals protect their personal interests and those of the nation. Experience shows that economic information is most useful when it comes from an objective source free of either commercial or political special interests. Neither the Institute nor members of its staff may profit from organizations that may benefit from the results of its research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Fiat currency and inflation • Property rights • Social Security reform • Research methodology • Tax reform • IMF reform
Phone: 800-562-7752
Fax: 541-273-6496

American Institute for Full Employment
John W. Courtney
President
2636 Biehn Street
Klamath Falls, OR, United States 97601
info@fullemployment.org

Mission: The mission of the American Institute for Full Employment is to develop the concepts needed to achieve full employment in America and to do so in a fashion that will utilize and enhance free enterprise and minimize or eliminate governmental involvement or influence. “Full employment” means universal access to jobs with career potential, and adequate retirement benefits, for all who can work, especially those who are receiving public assistance as a substitute for the opportunities and rewards of paid work.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare • Unemployment • Social Security • Food stamps • High school economic textbooks • Mentoring • Community outreach
Phone: 360-687-3087
Fax: 360-687-2973

American Land Rights Association (ALRA)
Chuck Cushman
Founder and Executive Director
PO Box 400
Battle Ground, WA, United States 98604
alra@pacifer.com

Mission: ALRA and its members are dedicated to the wise-use of our resources, access to our Federal lands and the protection of our private property rights.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Oppose land acquisition trust funds that permit eminent domain • No net loss of private property • Private property rights • Oppose land acquisition • Access to federal land and resources • Endangered Species Act reform
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
contact@alec.org

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: 540-341-8911
Fax: 540-341-8917

American Policy Center
Thomas DeWeese
President
53 Main Street Box 3640
Warrenton, VA, United States 20188
ampolicycenter@hotmail.com

Mission: The American Policy Center (APC) is a grassroots, activist organization located in suburban Washington, D.C. Since 1986, APC has been the leader in the fight to preserve private property rights against government land grabs; protect national sovereignty from the threat of the United Nations; protect privacy rights and stop national ID cards; and restore academic-based education and eliminate federal intrusions like Goals 2000, School-to-Work, and outcome-based education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Get the United States out of the United Nations • Reduce the federal role in education and return control to local schools • Stop the spread of Sustainable Development policy • Stop federal land grabs and radical environmental policies not based on sound science • Prevent federal data banks from intruding in the personal lives of Americans
Phone: 800-522-VOTE
Fax: 440-572-2128

American Policy Roundtable
David Zanotti
President
11288 Alameda Drive
Strongsville, OH, United States 44149-3001
info@aproundtable.org

Mission: As a non-profit, non-partisan, research, and education organization dedicated to restoring traditional principles to public policy, the American Policy Roundtable conducts research on local, state, and federal policy issues and then communicates that information through “The Public Square” radio programs and its Web site. The Roundtable also maintains ongoing dialogue with business leaders, clergy, lawmakers, and families across Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee through seminars, publications, and special projects.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • School choice • Religious liberty • Tax reform • Judicial reform • Term limits
Phone: 202-546-5200
Fax: 202-546-2100

American Security Council Foundation
Henry A. Fischer
President and CEO
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20004
info@ascfusa.org

Mission: The role of the American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) is to educate and inform Americans about the global challenges to the national security, economic security, and moral leadership of the United States. To this end, the ASCF sponsors research, holds conferences, and publishes books, monographs, and articles. Distinguished scholars, policymakers, lawmakers, and citizens participate in these activities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Counter terrorism • National security • China • Energy security
Phone: 212-870-2760
Fax: 212-870-2720

American Textbook Council
Gilbert T. Sewall
Director
1150 Park Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10128
atc@columbia.edu

Mission: The American Textbook Council was established to advance the quality of history textbooks. The Council endorses the production of textbooks that embody vivid narrative style, stress significant people and events, and promote better understanding of all cultures, including America’s, on the principle that improved textbooks will advance the curriculum, stimulate student learning, and encourage educational achievement for children of all backgrounds. It also provides a forum for educators and others interested in improving the educational materials and maintains a clearinghouse of information about social studies textbooks consulted by educators and policymakers at all levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: History and social studies curriculum and textbooks • Development of improved instructional materials in history and social studies • Civic and character education
Phone: 202-682-1163
Fax: 202-682-1022

American Tort Reform Association
Sherman Joyce
President
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20036
sjoyce@atra.org

Mission: The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) is a national advocate for civil justice reform. Founded in 1986, ATRA seeks to bring greater fairness, predictability, and efficiency to the civil justice system through public education and legislation. ATRA’s membership includes non-profits, small and large companies, as well as state and national trade, business, and professional associations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Medical liability • Class action reform • Asbestos litigation reform • Lawsuit abuse reduction
Phone: 888-317-5571
Fax: 717-225-7382

American Tradition, Family and Property
Raymond E. Drake
President
PO Box 341
Hanover, PA, United States 17331
tfp@tfp.org

Mission: Tradition, Family, Property (TFP) is a non-partisan civic and cultural organization that, inspired by the traditional teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, works to defend and promote the principles of private ownership, family, and Christian values. TFP does this by studying both the foundations of America’s traditions—to invigorate them—and the components of disintegration—to counteract them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting the traditional family • Opposing same-sex marriage, abortion, and euthanasia • Blasphemy in the culture • Ballistic missile defense
Phone: 800-324-7829
Fax: 713-963-8403

Americans for Fair Taxation
Steven L. Hayes
Chairman
PO Box 4929
Clearwater, FL, United States 33758
info@fairtax.org

Mission: Americans For Fair Taxation was formed in 1995 as a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization solely dedicated to replacing the current tax system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation
Phone: 866-730-0150

Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips
President
1310 N Courthouse Rd Ste 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-2961
info@afphq.org

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:

Americans for Prosperity - Pennsylvania
Beth Anne Mumford
State Director
PO Box 126127
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17112
bmumford@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots movement of over 2.3 million activists nation wide who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government, freedom, economic growth, lower taxes.
Phone: 479-531-9778

Americans for Prosperity – Arkansas
David Ray
State Director
1800 South 52nd Street, Suite 300
Rogers, AR, United States 72758
dray@afphq.org

Mission: Education • Energy • Health/Welfare • Limited Government • Spending • Taxes
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is 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.
Phone: 703-224-3200

Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Tim Phillips
President
1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
info@afphq.org

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
President
722 12th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
friends@atr.org

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: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
Grover Norquist
President
722 12th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
friends@atr.org

Mission: Americans for Tax Reform Foundation (ATRF) serves as a national, information clearinghouse for the grassroots taxpayers’ movement working with state and county-level groups. ATRF is a non-profit, research, and education organization that works to highlight the true cost of government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer Protection Pledge • Social Security privatization • 2/3 supermajority to raise taxes • State-level taxpayer legislation • Cost of Government Day
Phone: 877-285-0111
Fax: 202-318-7803

Americans for Technology Leadership
Randy Skoglund
Executive Director
1401 K Street, NW, Suite 502
Washington, DC, United States 20005
rskoglund@techleadership.org

Mission: Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL) is a broad-based coalition of technology professionals, consumers, and organizations dedicated to limiting government regulation of technology and to fostering competitive market solutions to public policy issues affecting the technology industry. ATL believes that this approach will ensure that all Americans are able to take advantage of the benefits of the technologies that are shaping the new economy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Intellectual property • Cyber security • Spyware • Procurement issues • Antitrust • E-commerce
Phone: 202-289-1478
Fax: 312-492-7235

Americans United for Life (AUL)
Clarke Forsythe, J.D.
Acting President & Senior Counsel
2101 Wilson Blvd Ste 525
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-3060
info@aul.org

Mission: The mission of Americans United for Life is to protect every person in America from abortion and euthanasia through law and education. AUL is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, public-interest, non-profit group that specializes in legislation, litigation, and education. Founded in 1971, AUL focuses on initiatives that will change public policy and opinion on sanctity of human life issues in the short term, while laying the groundwork for comprehensive protection of human life over the long term. AUL serves pro-life legislators, lobbyists, and leaders at the state and national levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion and its effects • Preventing legalized assisted suicide • The abortion-breast cancer link • Fetal-homicide legislation • Defending pro-life legislation in the courts • Dispelling the myth that abortion is a necessary evil • Educating state legislators
Phone: 202.331.2261
Fax: 202.330.5691

America's Future Foundation
Roger Custer
Executive Director
1513 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@americasfuture.org

Mission: The mission of America's Future Foundation is to identify and develop young professional leaders for liberty. That mission is accomplished by providing principled young professionals with opportunities they could not find elsewhere including events, a job board, opportunities, the “Free the Future” blog, and chapters throughout the country.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~youth outreach ~liberty ~limited government ~free markets ~personal responsibility
Phone: 877-289-5411
Fax: 419-289-5425

John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Roger L. Beckett
Executive Director
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH, United States 44805
info@ashbrook.org

Mission: The John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University is an academic forum for the study, research, and discussion of the principles and practices of American constitutional government and politics. The Ashbrook Center’s programs are directed to the scholarly defense of individual liberty, limited constitutional government, and civic morality, which together constitute America’s democratic way of life. It sponsors the Ashbrook Scholar program, publishes scholarly monographs and books, hosts a series of campus lectures and conferences, and provides internship opportunities for students interested in careers related to public affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Foreign policy • Race and ethnicity • Future of conservatism • Education • Homeland security • Electoral college
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
info@aaeteachers.org

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: 520-327-4845
Fax: 520-325-4230

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Melinda Woofter
Executive Director
1601 North Tucson Boulevard, Suite 9
Tucson, AZ, United States 85716

Mission: Since 1943, AAPS has been the only national association of physicians in all specialties dedicated to preserving and protecting the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship. AAPS believes this patient-physician relationship must be free from all third-party interference—whether from the government, from insurance companies, or from health care plans. It believes patients’ ability to choose their physicians and the care that’s best for their needs is inviolable.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Arbitrary prosecutions • Free-market insurance reform • Professional liability issues • Sham peer review • Government intrusions into patient-physician relationship and loss of medical privacy • Erosion of physical activity
Phone: 719-528-6906
Fax: 719-531-0631

Association of Christian Schools International
Dan Egeler
President
PO Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80962-5130
ken_smitherman@acsi.org

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: 914-834-3322
Fax: 914-833-1022

Atlantic Legal Foundation
Hayward D. Fisk
President
500 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 320
Harrison, NY, United States 10528-1600
atlanticlegal@atlanticlegal.org

Mission: Atlantic Legal Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest law firm whose mission is to advance the rule of law by advocating limited, effective government, free enterprise, individual liberty, school choice, and sound science.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Science and the law • Property rights • Student rights • Illegal government regulations • Affirmative action • Political correctness
Phone: 202-449-8449
Fax: 202-449-8459

Atlas Network
Alejandro Antonio Chafuen, Ph.D.
President
1201 L Street NW
Washington, DC, United States 20005

Mission: Atlas Economic Research Foundation is a service organization that helps expand and strengthen the international network of think tanks devoted to the principles of a free society. Atlas raises funds from donors who believe think tanks can play a positive role in advancing freedom in all parts of the world, and then it invests in young institutes and programs to assist them. Atlas provides consultations to aspiring think tank entrepreneurs, runs workshops, administers prize programs, and acts as an information hub for the international freedom movement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding think tank network devoted to freedom • Free-market solutions to poverty • Rule of law • Corporate social responsibility • Health and welfare • Economics and security
Phone: 202-955-0095
Fax: 202-955-0090

Becket Law
William P. Mumma
President
1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20036
inquiries@becketlaw.org

Mission: Becket Law is a bipartisan, ecumenical, public interest law firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. The three guiding principles of the Fund’s mission are: freedom of religion is a basic human right that no government may lawfully deny; religious expression—from all traditions—is a natural part of life in civilized society and religious arguments, on all sides of a question, are a normal and healthy element in public debate; and religious people and institutions are entitled to participate in government affairs on an equal basis with everyone else and should not be excluded for professing their faith.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious land use • International religious freedom • State “Blaine Amendments” • Church autonomy/free association • Religion in public life • Religion in prisons
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
webmaster@bestfriendsfoundation.org

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: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806

Beverly LaHaye Institute
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Fellow
1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, United States 20005
jcrouse@cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of the Beverly LaHaye Institute is to conduct, promote, and disseminate research and analysis that increase understanding of women’s concerns and issues, help preserve and strengthen the family, undergird the Judeo-Christian foundation of American culture, strengthen marriage and protect children, and strengthen culture and society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family and Marriage issues • Religion and public life • Welfare reform • Child well being, poverty, and single parenting • Sex trafficking • Abstinence and cohabitation
Phone: 703-894-1776
Fax: 703-894-1791

The Bill of Rights Institute
David Bobb
President
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
info@billofrightsinstitute.org

Mission: The Bill of Rights Institute’s mission is to educate high school students and teachers about America’s founding principles through programs that teach the words and ideas of the Founders, the liberties and freedoms guaranteed in our founding documents, and how America’s founding principles affect and shape a free society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Bill of Rights • U.S. Constitution • Founders’ lives and writings • American civic values • What it means to be an American
Phone: 703-671-8800
Fax: 703-671-8899

Campaign for Working Families
Gary L. Bauer
Chairman
P.O. Box 1222
Merrifield, VA, United States 22116
info@mail.cwfpac.com

Mission: Campaign for Working Families is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life, and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Pro-family • Pro-free enterprise
Phone: 202-483-6900
Fax: 202-483-6990

Capital Research Center (CRC)
Scott Walter
President
1513 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
contact@capitalresearch.org

Mission: CRC studies critical issues in philanthropy, with a focus on foundations and non-profit “public interest” and advocacy organizations, their agendas (open and hidden), sources of funding, and impact on public policy and society. CRC supports a free market, limited government, and individual liberty. These principles promote enterprise, economic growth, and wealth creation, which make philanthropy possible.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Revival of private charity • Charity’s role in the post-welfare state • Corporate giving to advocacy groups • Monitoring left-wing advocacy groups • Monitoring education reform groups • Monitoring environmental groups
Phone: 703-367-0333
Fax: 703-396-8668

Cardinal Newman Society
Patrick Reilly
President and CEO
9720 Capital Court, Suite 201
Manassas, VA, United States 20110
info@cardinalnewmansociety.org

Mission: Founded in 1993, the Cardinal Newman Society is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America’s 224 Catholic colleges and universities. The Society focuses its work on assisting students, alumni, and school officials, urging fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and on researching activities both on campus and in the classroom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Higher education • Religion and public life
Phone: 703-682-9320
Fax: 703-682-9321

Castle Coalition
Steven Anderson
Director
901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
info@castlecoalition.org

Mission: The Castle Coalition is the Institute for Justice’s nationwide, grassroots, property rights activism project. The Castle Coalition teaches home and small business owners how to protect themselves and stand up to the greedy governments and developers who seek to use eminent domain to take private property for their own gain.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Property rights • Eminent domain abuse
Phone: 202-393-7002
Fax: 202-393-7004

Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM)
Austin Ruse
President
1730 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 212
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@c-fam.org

Mission: C-FAM’s mission is to monitor the evolving international debate on social policy and to assist nations to more deeply understand these difficult issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International social policy • Abortion • Marriage • Stem-cell research
Phone: 215-877-9099
Fax: 215-701-6577

Catholic Medical Association
Mario R. Dickerson
President
29 Bala Ave., Suite 205
Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States 19004
info@cathmed.org

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: 202-842-0200
Fax: 202-842-3490

Cato Institute
Peter Goettler
President & CEO
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20001
media@cato.org

Mission: The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security choice • School choice • Limited government • Free trade and global economic liberty • Foreign policy of strategic independence • Market-oriented health care reforms like HSAs
Phone: 847-317-8180
Fax: 847-317-8101

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Paige Comstock Cunningham
Director
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL, United States 60015
info@cbhd.org

Mission: The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity addresses the pressing bioethical challenges of our day, including managed care, end-of-life treatment, genetic intervention, euthanasia and suicide, reproductive technologies, and alternative medicine. The Center affirms human dignity through bioethics by providing educational opportunities, renewing health care professionalism, encouraging ethical scientific research, informing public policy, and equipping the world to uphold the God-given dignity of human beings.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Biotechnology • Clinical/bedside ethics in health care • Genetics • End-of-life/palliative care • Reproductive technologies • Cloning/stem cell research
Phone: 425-455-5038
Fax: 425-451-3959

Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Alan Gottlieb
President
12500 NE Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA, United States 98005
contact@cdfe.org

Mission: The Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise was established to publish and disseminate information regarding the principles upon which the American free enterprise system was founded, to relate the application of those principles to contemporary American society, to engage in and foster research and study of issues relating to economics, economic trends, and governmental regulatory bodies and their interaction with the free market, and to defend the right of individual Americans and American business to participate in the free market without hindrance by government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Eco-terrorism • Energy policy • Economic growth • Farm policy • Forest policy • Sustained development
Phone: 800-521-2118

The Center for Education Reform
Jeanne Allen
Founder and CEO
1901 L Street, NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC, United States 20036
cer@edreform.com

Mission: The Center for Education Reform is a national voice for more choices in education and more rigor in education programs, both of which are key to more effective schooling. It delivers practical, research-based information and assistance to engage a diverse lay audience—including parents, policymakers, and education reform groups—in taking action to ensure that U.S. schools are delivering a high quality education for all children in grades K–12.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Charter schools • Charter school law • Accountability, standards and testing
Phone: 703-442-0066
Fax: 703-442-0449

Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO)
Roger Clegg
President & General Counsel
700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 231
Falls Church, VA, United States 22043
RClegg@ceousa.org

Mission: CEO conducts research and education on issues related to race, ethnicity, and assimilation. As the only think tank devoted exclusively to the promotion of colorblind equal opportunity and racial harmony, the Center for Equal Opportunity is uniquely positioned to counter the divisive impact of race conscious public policies. CEO focuses on three areas in particular: racial preferences, immigration and assimilation, and multicultural education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil rights • Bilingual education • Immigration and assimilation • Affirmative action
Phone: 202-551-9200
Fax: 202-296-3880

Center for European Policy Analysis
A. Wess Mitchell
President
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@cepa.org

Mission: The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research institute dedicated to the study of Central Europe. In its work on this region, CEPA seeks to promote an economically vibrant Central Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Central European affairs • U.S.-Central European relations • Economics • Geopolitics
Phone: 202-285-0244

Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Andrew F. Quinlan
President and CEO
PO Box 10882
Alexandria, VA, United States 22310-9998
info@freedomandprosperity.org

Mission: The Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) is a free-market, pro-tax reform organization that is leading the fight against global taxation schemes. As part of its efforts to promote limited government, CF&P works to protect American taxpayers from the anti-tax competition and pro-tax harmonization schemes of international bureaucracies such as the United Nations, European Union, and Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Updated several times each day, the CF&P-sponsored Market Center Blog is a must-read for free-market advocates and supporters of limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defend and promote tax competition • Create a more simple and fair tax code • Promote economic competition and the entrepreneurial spirit • Reduce the size of government • Protect financial privacy, personal privacy, property rights and free association • Advocate global free market principles and encourage free and open trade
Phone: 202-466-8185
Fax: 202-466-8076

Center for Immigration Studies
Mark Krikorian
Executive Director
1629 K Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20006
center@cis.org

Mission: It is the Center’s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants, but a warmer welcome for those admitted.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Immigration • Citizenship • National security
Phone: 703-535-5836
Fax: 703-535-5838

Center for Individual Freedom
Jeffrey L. Mazzella
Executive Director
815 King Street Suite 303
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@cfif.org

Mission: Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The Center seeks to focus public, legislative, and judicial attention on the rule of law as embodied in the federal and state constitutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom • Constitutional law • Individual Rights
Phone: 202-833-8400
Fax: 202-833-8410

Center for Individual Rights (CIR)
Terence J. Pell
Chief Executive Officer
1100 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 625
Washington, DC, United States 20036
pell@cir-usa.org

Mission: CIR is a non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to advance a broad, civil libertarian conception of individual rights against intrusive bureaucracies, meddlesome interest groups, and statist ideologues and activists. CIR believes that the principal purpose of the law, and especially of the Constitution, is to restrain these forces. It pursues this mission through the direct litigation of precedent-setting cases, primarily in federal court, concentrating on areas of the law where individual rights are particularly at risk—freedom of speech, civil rights, and sexual harassment law.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ending racial preferences • Free speech • Political correctness in higher education • Disparate treatment of religious groups • Unconstitutionality of hate crime laws • Extending Hopwood ruling to other states
Phone: 202-721-9200
Fax: 202-721-9250

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Thomas J. Donohue
President
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20036
cipe@cipe.org

Mission: CIPE’s mission is to build democratic development through market-oriented economic reform and support for private sector development worldwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate governance • Anti-corruption • Regulatory and institutional reform • Support for the formalization of the informal sector • Entrepreneurship • Economic education for journalists
Phone: 703-642-1070
Fax: 703-642-1075

Center for Law and Religious Freedom
David Nammo
Director
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 302
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
clshq@clsnet.org

Mission: The Center for Law and Religious Freedom (CLRF) has been a respected voice in the First Amendment arena since 1975. CLRFs primary mission is to defend and advance the religious freedom of all Americans and to defend the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The Center pursues its mission through legislative advocacy, “test case” litigation, friend-of-the-court briefs, and providing information to members and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Hiring rights of religious groups • Religious groups’ access to government-funded social services • Freedom of religious speech • Rights of conscience of health care providers • Protection for pregnancy resource center
Phone: 206-283-7036
Fax: 206-283-6536

Center for Long-Term Care Financing
Stephen Moses
President
2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, Suite 110
Seattle, WA, United States 98109
info@centerltc.com

Mission: The Center for Long-Term Care Financing encourages financing of long-term care through private insurance and home equity conversion. The Center discourages excessive and unnecessary dependency on public welfare (Medicaid) financing of long-term care. It advises public policymakers and legislators on ways and means to control Medicaid long-term care expenditures and encourage private sector alternatives for financing long-term care.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Encourage private long-term care insurance • Encourage home equity conversion as a funding source for long-term care • Discourage Medicaid estate planning • Promote responsible state Medicaid eligibility rules to target the program to the needy and encourage others to plan early and save, invest, or insure for long-term care • Educate the public, policymakers and legislators about long-term care service delivery and financing
Phone: 571-319-0029

Center for Media and Public Affairs
Dr. S. Robert Lichter
President
2338 S. Queen St.
Arlington, VA, United States 22202
mail@cmpa.com

Mission: The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a non-partisan, non-profit research and educational organization that conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA seeks to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media fairness and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies of media content. Its primary research tool is content analysis, which is applied both to news coverage and to the information content of entertainment messages. CMPA also conducts surveys to illuminate the media’s role in American society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Violence in entertainment media • Coverage of science, health, and technology issues • Politics and elections
Phone: 202-347-5333

Center for Military Readiness
Elaine Donnelly
President
PO Box 51600
Livonia, MI, United States 48151
info@cmrlink.org

Mission: The Center for Military Readiness (CMR) is an independent, public policy research, and education organization that examines military personnel issues. It publishes CMR Notes and opinion articles that analyze the consequences of unwise social engineering; provides testimony and research materials to Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and the media; and organizes policy conferences. CMR is a unique alliance of civilian and active duty and retired military people in all 50 states that promotes high standards and excellence in all forms of military training. CMR supports women in the military, but opposes combat assignments and gender-related policies that erode morale and overall readiness.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Co-ed basic training • International agreements affecting U.S. troops • Women in combat: land, sea, and air • Ongoing efforts to accommodate homosexuals in the military • Sexual misconduct and the culture of the military • Family concerns and pregnancy policies that affect readiness
Phone: 202-518-6500

Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE)
Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@cneonline.org

Mission: CNE’s mission is to empower neighborhood leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize low-income communities, and create economic enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Youth crime and violence • Community revitalization • Welfare reform • Economic development • Family restoration • Leadership development and training
Phone: 410-571-6300
Fax: 410-571-6365

Center for Public Justice
Stephanie Summers
CEO
P.O. Box 48368
Washington, DC, United States 20002
jim@cpjustice.org

Mission: The Center for Public Justice seeks to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in keeping with the development of a comprehensive public philosophy that orients the organization toward the purpose of serving God, advancing justice, and transforming public life.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform/faith-based reform initiatives • Education reform • U.S. foreign policy • Health care policy • Environmental policy • Electoral reform
Phone: 713-984-1343
Fax: 713-984-0409

Center for Renewal
Barbara Elliott
President and Founder
9525 Katy Freeway, Suite 303
Houston, TX, United States 77024
belliott@centerforrenewal.org

Mission: The Center for Renewal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Christ-centered ministries that transform lives by encouraging effective compassion and by connecting resources to needs. It does research, writing, and speaking about these front-line “street saints” in civil renewal. The Center’s capacity-building workshops impart best practices to faith-based leaders and connect business leaders to opportunities to use their entrepreneurial skills on behalf of transformational ministries.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based initiatives • Civil society • Community renewal • Philanthropy
Phone: 202-835-9077
Fax: 202-835-9066

Center for Security Policy (CSP)
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President and CEO
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@security-policy.org

Mission: CSP seeks to stimulate and inform the national and international debate about all aspects of security policy, notably those bearing on the foreign, defense, economic, financial, and technology interests of the U.S. It contributes to this debate by the rapid preparation and real-time dissemination of analyses and policy recommendations via computerized fax, published articles, and electronic media. The Center’s principal audience is the U.S. security policymaking community, corresponding organizations in key foreign governments, the press (domestic and foreign), the global business and financial community, and interested individuals in the public at large.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Homeland security/ballistic missile defense • Arms control and global treaties • Hollowing out of U.S. military • Middle East peace process • NATO expansion • Pacific Rim
Phone: 202-887-0200
Fax: 202-775-3199

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
webmaster@csis.org

Mission: Founded in 1962, CSIS is a non-partisan, public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS experts generate strategic analysis in key functional areas, such as international finance and trade and U.S. domestic, economic, foreign, and national security policies. The Center also convenes government, private-sector, and academic leaders from around the world to examine an array of issues and provide concrete action proposals.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National and international security • Governance for the global age • Public policy, trade, technology, finance, and energy
Phone: 713-984-1343
Fax: 713-984-0409

Center for the American Idea
W. Winston Elliott, III
President
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 300
Houston, TX, United States 77055
info@americanidea.org

Mission: The Center for the American Idea is a program of the Free Enterprise Institute, a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1976 and supported by foundations, businesses, and individuals. The Center’s programs assist teachers as they educate their students in the principles of American Civilization, including liberty, private property, the rule of law, constitutionally limited government, and an enduring moral order.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Character education • Western Civilization • Founding Fathers • American founding • Political philosophy
Phone: 202-479-2873

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Star Parker
President
1317 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC, United States 20004
starparker@urbancure.org

Mission: The Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education is a faith- and market-based think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security reform • Family life • Welfare reform • Federal marriage amendment
Phone: (724)-458-3332

Center for Vision and Values
Paul G. Kengor
Executive Director
Grove City College
Box 3147
Grove City, PA, United States 16127
lswishing@gcc.edu

Mission: The Center for Vision and Values seeks to educate the world about the transforming power of Christian faith and individual freedom. The mission objective of the Center is to encourage and to support Grove City College faculty and kindred scholars in faith and freedom scholarship and to teach their ideals and ideas to their students, the nation, and the world beyond.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious liberty *family and community *education *economic thought *political thought *the Constitution *the courts *the media
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
info@todayfoundation.org

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: 202-479-6900
Fax: 202-479-4260

Christian Coalition of America
Roberta Combs
President
PO Box 37030
Washington, DC, United States 20013
coalition@cc.org

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: 440-250-9566
Fax: 440-250-9584

Christian Educators Association International
Finn Laursen
Executive Director
PO Box 45610
Westlake, OH, United States 44145
doreen@ceai.org

Mission: The mission of the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) is to encourage, equip and empower Christian educators in public and private schools. CEAI’s vision is to demonstrate God’s love and truth to the public school community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Unions - forced union states • Legal rights for educators in public schools • Curriculum issues in public schools • Homosexual agenda in public schools • Parents legal rights in public schools • Teaching origins in the classroom
Phone: 310-474-9055

Christian Home Educators Network


PO Box 2010
Ellicott City, MD, United States 21043
chenchair@chenmd.org

Mission: The Christian Home Educators Network’s mission is evangelizing, equipping, and disciplining children so that the church remains faithful into the next generation.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone:

Christus Medicus Foundation
Michael J. O'Dea
Executive Director
P.O. Box 530901
Livonia, MI, United States 48153
mikeodea@christusmedicus.com

Mission: Christus Medicus Foundation’s mission is to educate religious leaders, policymakers, health care professionals, and the American people on the need to reclaim control of what Americans finance in health care by reforming corporate and public policy to allow faith-based organizations, families, and individuals a “conscientious choice” in selecting health plans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based health plans • Health care right of conscience protection • Association health plans • Protection of parental rights • Tort reform • Tax Fairness in health care
Phone: 202-467-5300
Fax: 202-467-4253

Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz
President
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC, United States 20036
grassroots@cagw.org

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: 651-646-8935
Fax: 651-646-0100

Citizens' Council on Health Care
Twila J. Brase, R.N.
President
161 St. Anthony Avenue, Ste 923
St. Paul, MN, United States 55103
info@cchconline.org

Mission: The mission of Citizens’ Council on Health Care is to enable individual control of health care decisions by supporting free market principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care reform • Evidence-based medicine • Consumer-driven health care • Patient privacy/autonomy • Genetic research • Medical errors/patient safety
Phone: 540-338-7431

Citizens for Property Rights
Jack Shockey
President
PO Box 70
Hamilton, VA, United States 20159
cpr@loudouncpr.org

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: 703-318-0730
Fax: 703-318-8867

Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Michelle Easton
President
112 Elden Street, Suite P
Herndon, VA, United States 20170
info@cblpi.org

Mission: The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute’s goals are to prepare young women for effective conservative leadership and to promote school choice opportunities for all K–12 grade children in America. The Institute reaches out to support and encourage women all over the nation, especially young women in school, with their lecture program, mentoring lunches, issue seminars, conferences, publications, intern program, and Conservative Women’s Network.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Promoting conservative women as role models ~Women’s studies programs and gender equity education ~Developing writing, speaking, leadership skills in young women ~Academic standards, tests, and accountability systems ~School choice ~Children First private scholarships
Phone: 909-981-2200
Fax: 909-981-1616

Claremont Institute
Michael Pack
President
1317 West Foothill Boulevard, Suite 120
Upland, CA, United States 91786
info@claremont.org

Mission: The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. The Claremont Institute finds the answers to America’s problems in the principles on which our nation was founded. These principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights....” To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong defense. Through its books, policy briefings, conferences, and seminars, as well as the World Wide Web, the Institute engages Americans in an informed discussion of the principles and policies necessary to rebuild our civic institutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ballistic missile defense • The American founding • Family and culture • Civil rights/racial preferences • Immigration • War on terrorism
Phone: 202-429-2737
Fax: 202-429-9574

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
David Rothbard
President
PO Box 65722
Washington, DC, United States 20035
info@cfact.org

Mission: CFACT was created in 1985 to offer a positive new voice on consumer and environmental issues. It boldly proclaims that the cherished American values of competition, progress, political and economic freedom, and genuine environmental stewardship can and do offer the best hope for protecting not only the earth and its wildlife, but even more importantly, its people. CFACT’s overall mission is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all its inhabitants, and does this by working to promote free market and safe technological solutions to a wide variety of public interest concerns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy production • Climate change • Land use and property rights • Transportation • Habitat and wildlife • Government regulation
Phone: 704-598-3717

Committee for Monetary Research and Education
Dan Oliver
President
10004 Greenwood Court
Charlotte, NC, United States 28215
cmre@bellsouth.net

Mission: The Committee for Monetary Research and Education (CMRE) is engaged in education on currency markets and the principles of sound money. To fulfill its purpose, CMRE conducts meetings and publishes educational materials. Committee meetings cover such issues as prospects for inflation or deflation; direction of the bond, stock, and currency markets; and conditions in the banking industry and markets around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Currencies • International credits • Euro development • Role of the dollar in international markets • Markets inflation/deflation • Federal Reserve System/banking
Phone: 202-331-1010
Fax: 202-331-0640

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
Kent Lassman
President
1310 L Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@cei.org

Mission: CEI is a non-profit public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. It believes that consumers are best helped not by government regulation, but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace. CEI produces groundbreaking research on regulatory issues, promotes its ideas and solutions to the public and the media, and works with policymakers to ensure an effective and powerful voice for economic freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global warming and energy use • Safety issues: automobile, food and drug • Chemical and environmental risk • Internet and e-commerce issues • Regulatory reform issues • Free-market environmentalism
Phone: 571-384-2449

Concerned Veterans for America
Mark Lucas
Chief Executive Officer
1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
info@concernedveteransforamerica.org

Mission: Our mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The goal of Concerned Veterans For America is to translate the experience, concerns, and hopes of our fellow veterans and their families into a common vision of liberty and freedom. We will provide a new and unique perspective on the issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that we fought to defend and all Americans cherish. Our task will be to bring that fresh perspective to the American people and our leaders. We will lead.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Debt ~Unemployment ~Government Spending
Phone: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806

Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Peggy Nance
CEO
1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, United States 20005
mail@cwfa.org

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: 800-458-8797

Concerned Women for America of New Hampshire
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
PO Box 38
Auburn, NH, United States 03032
director@newhampshire.cwfa.org

Mission: he mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Florida 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: 434-401-8852

Concerned Women for America of Virginia
Ann Robeson
Director
PO Box 1465
Bedford, VA, United States 24523
director@virginia.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Florida 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: 212-598-4000
Fax: 212-598-4141

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
Niger Innis
National Spokesman
P.O. Box 264
New York, NY, United States 10276
core@core-online.org

Mission: CORE seeks to establish, in practice, the inalienable right for all people to determine their own destiny, to decide for themselves what social and political organizations can operate in their best interest, and to do so without gratuitous and inhibiting influence from those whose interest is diametrically opposed to theirs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal defense for victims of violence • Immigration assistance • Substance abuse • Discrimination • Racial hatred on the Internet
Phone: 703-837-8817
Fax: 703-837-8812

The Congressional Institute, Inc.
Mark Strand
Executive Director
1700 Diagonal Road. #730
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@conginst.org

Mission: The Congressional Institute is dedicated to helping Members of Congress better serve the nation and to helping the public better understand public policy debates and the operations of the national legislature. Through the sponsorship of Member and staff educational conferences and seminars, values-based research, and its Internet sites, the Institute seeks to further discourse on issues of public importance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Congress • Social Security • Results Act • Public judgment
Phone: 314-434-7028
Fax: 314-878-6294

Constitutional Coalition
Donna H. Hearne
Executive Director
15820 Clayton Road
PO Box 37054
St. Louis, MO, United States 63141
freedombasics@sbcglobal.net

Mission: The Constitutional Coalition addresses vital contemporary topics from a constitutional perspective. Government, taxes, national defense, education, family needs, property rights, environment, and other issues that impact cities of the state are researched and then presented in an understandable format through seminars and publications.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Sexually transmitted diseases • Property rights • Reclaiming constitutional thinking and world view • State governmental issues • Environment
Phone: 301-606-7364
Fax: 301-665-3851

Consumers for Health Care Choices
Greg Scandlen
President and CEO
PO Box 4955
Hagerstown, MD, United States 21742
support@chcchoices.org

Mission: Consumers for Health Care Choices (CHCC) is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization that represents the views of the health care consumer to policymakers and industry leaders. The membership consists of consumers from all walks of life and all professions from across the nation. Members with expertise in health care issues are encouraged to take an active role in the organization’s efforts—giving speeches, writing articles, op-eds, and letters to the editor on behalf of empowered health care consumers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care
Phone: 202-942-7699
Fax: 202-942-7692

Consumers Rights League
Terry Kibbe
Chief Public Advocate
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
North Building, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20004
info@consumersrightsleague.org

Mission: The Consumers Rights League (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to preserving consumer choice in the marketplace. CRL works with consumers, presents facts, and produces quality research that thoroughly documents the real-world choices and challenges consumers face; reports the benefits enjoyed by an overwhelming majority of consumers; and seeks to “pull back the curtain” to reveal the agenda-driven research distributed by many of these self-described consumer advocacy groups.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Democratization of credit • Housing crisis
Phone: 202-496-9199
Fax: 202-496-9299

Cordell Hull Institute
Harald B. Malmgren
President
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 960
Washington, DC, United States 20006
hugh.corbet@cordellhullinstitute.org

Mission: The Cordell Hull Institute’s mission is to promote a strategic approach to the liberalization of international trade and investment. Its approach is based on the convergence of long-term national interests and the maintenance, development, and extension of the World Trade Organization, as founded on free trade principles, private enterprise, and open competition.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International trade • Integrating developing countries into the world economy • reform of the “escape clauses” in the World Trade Organization system
Phone: 703-836-6200
Fax: 703-836-6550

Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Joel White
President
1101 14th St. NW Suite 700
Washington, CA, United States 20005
mail@cahi.org

Mission: The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) exists to develop and promote free market solutions to America’s health care challenges, so that all Americans have access to affordable health insurance.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Health insurance • Tax credits • Health Savings Accounts • Medical liability reform • Protect reinsurance • Long-term care • Underwriting
Phone: 202-467-5300
Fax: 202-467-4253

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz
President
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC, United States 20036
membership@cagw.org

Mission: The Council serves as the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste and tabulates annual congressional ratings, which measure the willingness of each member of Congress to fight government waste and reduce the federal deficit.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate welfare • Government waste • Procurement reform
Phone: 800-752-6562
Fax: 323-556-2559

David Horowitz Freedom Center
David Horowitz
President
P.O. Box 55089
Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 91499
info@horowitzfreedomcenter.org

Mission: The David Horowitz Freedom Center (formerly the Center for the Study of Popular Culture) focuses on the radical culture that emerged from the 1960s, its grip on the institutions of higher learning, and its attack on America’s heritage. The Center provides a variety of forums for the discussions and analysis of today’s most pressing values issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic freedom • Constitutional rights • The war at home and abroad
Phone: 206-292-0401
Fax: 206-682-5320

Discovery Institute
Steven J. Buri
President
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA, United States 98104
info@discovery.org

Mission: The Discovery Institute’s mission is to make practical a positive vision of the future. The Institute does this by discovering and promoting ideas that can chart the future in the common-sense tradition of representative government, the free market, and individual liberty. This mission is promoted through books, reports, legislative testimony, articles, public conferences, and debates, plus media coverage and Discovery’s own publications and Web site.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Science and culture • Environment • Defense • Technology • Future of law • Regionalism • Individual liberty
Phone: 303-726-9731
Fax: 877-756-8936

Docs4Patient Care
Lee S. Gross
President
1210 North Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI, United States 48103
halscherz@docs4patientcare.org

Mission: Docs4Patient care is an organization of concerned physicians committed to the establishment of a health care system that preserves the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, promotes quality of care, supports affordable access to all Americans, and protects patients' freedom of choice. We urge patients and physicians to get involved in order to preserve the good qualities of our healthcare system, address the problems, while preventing its bureaucratic destruction.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Health Care • Health Insurance • Medicare • Medicaid • Health Policy Reform • Medical Liability • Doctor Patient Relationship
Phone: 202-544-0353
Fax: 202-547-6996

Eagle Forum Washington, D.C.
Glyn Wright
Executive Director
316 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 203
Washington, DC, United States 20003
glyn@eagleforum.org

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 policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Immigration • Taxation • Free Enterprise • Health Care Reform • Right to Life • Second Amendment • Education
Phone: 618-462-5415
Fax: 618-462-8909

Eagle Forum
Eunie Smith
President
200 West 3rd St., Ste. 502
Alton, IL, United States 62002
eagle@eagleforum.org

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: 914-694-3372
Fax: 914-694-2386

Economic Freedom Institute
Dr. Edward W. Ryan
Director
Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY, United States 10577
edwryan@aol.com

Mission: Economic Freedom Institute (EFI) provides a forum for the study, analysis, and discussion of the nature of economic freedom and its implications. The Institute fosters the exchange and development of ideas concerning policies and programs of importance in regional, national, and international arenas. Open to a variety of viewpoints and philosophies, EFI includes scholars, corporate executives, and officials from labor unions, non-profit institutions, and various levels of government. EFI’s primary audience is Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic freedom • The role of government in the economy • Regulation of free enterprise • International trade
Phone: 703-248-2611
Fax: 703-525-8841

Education Consumers Foundation
J. E. Stone, Ed.D.
President
1655 North Fort Meyer Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
professor@education-consumers.org

Mission: The Education Consumers Foundation is dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of education’s consumers. It works in behalf of the parties who furnish the students and the money, not those that benefit financially from the reputation and growth of the industry.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Teacher training and licensure • Teacher and school effectiveness and accountability • Educational research • Education choice, business partnerships, and interest groups
Phone: 800-252-3280
Fax: 301-468-3249

Education Industry Association
Steve Pines
Executive Director
5909 Barbados Place, Suite 202
Rockville, MD, United States 20852
spines@educationindustry.org

Mission: The Education Industry Association is a professional network of education businesses dedicated to delivering and advancing the education of children and youth by promoting education reform through entrepreneurship.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting education reform through entrepreneurship
Phone: 202-244-7535
Fax: 202-244-7584

Education Policy Institute
Watson Scott Swail
President and CEO
PO Box 6225
PMB 294
Virginia Beach, VA, United States 23456
lieberman@educationpolicy.org

Mission: Education Policy Institute (EPI) seeks to improve education through research, policy analysis, and the development of responsible alternatives to existing policies and practices. In these activities, EPI strives to promote greater parental choice in education, a more competitive education industry, an enlarged role for the for-profit sector, and other policies that address the problems of both public and private schools.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education vouchers • Tuition tax credits • Obstacles to a competitive education industry • Employment relations in education • Interest group impact on education • Education reform
Phone: 888-744-0004
Fax: 571-333-5685

Enough Is Enough
Donna Rice Hughes
President and Chairman
746 Walker Road, Suite 116
Great Falls, VA, United States 22066
ricehughes@aol.com

Mission: Enough Is Enough’s mission is to make the Internet safer for children and families. It is dedicated to continue raising public awareness about the dangers of Internet pornography and sexual predators and to advancing solutions that promote equality, fairness, and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology, and the law. Enough Is Enough stands for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Make the Internet safe for children • Family-friendly technology solutions • Legal solutions to stop the sexual exploitation and victimization of children using the Internet
Phone: 202-682-1200
Fax: 202-408-0632

Ethics and Public Policy Center
Dr. M. Edward Whelan III
President
1730 M Street Northwest, Suite 910
Washington, DC, United States 20036
ethics@eppc.org

Mission: The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences. EPPC affirms the political relevance of the great Western ethical imperatives—respect for the dignity of every person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. It maintains that moral reasoning is an essential complement to empirical calculation in the shaping of public policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Stem cell research/cloning • Marriage amendment • Just war theory • Religious freedom • Church-state relations • Constitutional law
Phone: 973-273-7217
Fax: 973-273-7222

Excellent Education for Everyone
Peter Denton
Founder and Chairman
NJE3 C/O Spire Group PC 100 Walnut Avenue, Suite 103
Clark, NJ, United States 07066
derrell@nje3.org

Mission: Excellent Education for Everyone (E3) is a coalition of New Jersey citizens from across the political spectrum and from all races, all religions, all ethnic groups, and all regions of the state dedicated to improving education.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 770-622-1501

Faith & Freedom Coalition
Ralph Reed
Founder & Chairman
PO Box 957736
Duluth, GA, United States 30095
info@ffcoalition.com

Mission: We believe that the greatness of America lies not in the federal government but in the character of our people — the simple virtues of faith, hard work, marriage, family, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us. If we lose sight of these values, America will cease to be great. Never before has it been more critical for us to speak out for these values. That is why the Faith and Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Together we will influence public policy and enact legislation that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, protects the dignity of life and marriage, lowers the tax burden on small business and families, and requires government to tighten its belt and live within its means.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: *sanctity of life *marriage *limited government *taxation *education *poverty *free-markets *Israel *terrorism and national security
Phone: 800-731-5328

Faith and Freedom Network
Gary Randall
Lobbyist and Director
PO Box 399
Bellevue, WA, United States 98009
info@faithandfreedom.us

Mission: The mission of Faith and Freedom Network (formerly Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government) is to present to the Washington state legislature and government agencies an evangelical Christian perspective on issues being considered and to inform interested citizens and groups about issues that affect them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Same sex marriage • Pro-life issues • Conscience clause for churches and hospitals • Pornography exposed to children - library filters • Embryonic stem cell research • Church property taxes
Phone: 202-289-8775
Fax: 202-289-2502

Faith and Reason Institute
Robert Royal
President
1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Suite 212
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@frinstitute.org

Mission: The Faith and Reason Institute aims at bringing both faith and reason to bear on all the issues that confront the nation. It is the first Washington think tank devoted to encouraging both of these essential dimensions of our existence. The Institute seeks to recover the ancient Western understanding of human knowledge and divine revelation as coordinate calls upon the human spirit that need to be translated into everyday practice. Unlike other institutions interested in religion, it addresses questions of economics, politics, public policy, science, technology, the environment, and public culture from the perspectives of both faith and reason. The Institute conducts a program of research, conferences, seminars, and publishing aimed at introducing better ideas of faith and reason to the culture as a whole.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Religion and Western civilization • Character and culture • Law and religion • Alternatives to public education • Catholicism and the American Public Square • Religion and globalization
Phone: 202-393-2100
Fax: 202-393-2134

Family Research Council (FRC)
Tony Perkins
President
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: 202-772-0400
Fax: 202-772-0401

Fight for Children, Inc.
Keith Gordon
President & CEO
1029 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20005
fcc.email@fightforchildren.org

Mission: The mission of Fight For Children is to create brighter futures for children by supporting organizations, initiatives, and programs that provide quality education options and health care opportunities. Founded in 1990, it has raised over $105 million through contributions, matching grants, and public policy initiatives to support more than 140 organizations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education for children • Health care for children
Phone: 719-531-3400
Fax: 719-548-4525

Focus on the Family
Jim Daly
President
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80920
corrdpt@fotf.org

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: 303-494-0280
Fax: 303-494-0280

For Our Grandchildren
Leanne Abdnor
President
128 Iroquois Drive
Boulder, CO, United States 80303
labdnor@forourgrandchildren.org

Mission: The mission of For Our Grandchildren is to educate the American public about the problems ahead in Social Security and the options for reform, including voluntary Personal Retirement Accounts.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security reform
Phone: 202-223-5452
Fax: 202-223-9226

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Michael J. Petrilli
President
1016 16th St NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20036
backtalk@edexcellence.net

Mission: Through research, analysis, advocacy, and action, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation strives to improve primary–secondary education and close America’s most vexing achievement gaps by raising standards, strengthening accountability, and expanding the quantity and quality of education options for children. The Foundation advances the reform of American education, nationally and in Ohio, by engaging in solid, cutting-edge research; disseminating information, analysis, opinion, criticism, and encouragement; supporting quality schools and organizations across the nation; sponsoring charter schools in Ohio and building their academic excellence; and engaging federal, state, and local policymakers to embrace promising reform strategies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Charters and choice in public schools • School standards and accountability • Teacher quality • Special education • Curriculum and instruction
Phone: 215-732-3774
Fax: 215-732-4401

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Alan Luxenberg
President
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19102
fpri@fpri.org

Mission: Founded in 1955, FPRI is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests abroad. The Institute works in three areas: research, publication, and education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: U.S. foreign policy • U.S. defense posture • Secondary school teacher training in history/U.S. foreign policy • Terrorism, counter-terrorism, and homeland security • Middle East diplomacy • East Asian security
Phone: (989) 837-4255

Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise
Glenn Moots
Director
4000 Whiting Dr
Midland, MI, United States 48640
moots@northwood.edu

Mission: The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise at Northwood University provides resources for understanding and practicing the principles and virtues promoting liberty, ethical conduct, and free enterprise. forum programming is designed to cultivate citizens best able to maintain the rights and responsibilites of a constitutional republic oconsistent with America's Founding Principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: *ethics *free enterprise *the Founding *constitutionalism *first principles *free society
Phone: 202-207-0190
Fax: 202-207-0191

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
Clifford D. May
Executive Director
PO Box 33249
Washington, DC, United States 20033
info@defenddemocracy.org

Mission: Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a policy institute that focuses on terrorism, the ideologies that drive terrorism, and the policies that can best eradicate terrorism. In addition, FDD promotes freedom, human rights, and the building of democratic institutions. Those affiliated with FDD believe that terrorism is always wrong—that no grievance or complaint justifies the intentional killing of non-combatant men, women, and children—and that democratic societies have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to defend one another.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global war on terrorism • Promoting democracy and freedom • National security • International relations
Phone: 202-331-1333
Fax: 202-436-9477

The Foundation for Democracy in Africa
Fred O. Oladeinde
President
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20005
comments@democracy-africa.org

Mission: The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) was formed in 1994 with the sole mission of helping to integrate African countries into the mainstream of the global economy. It does this by educating leaders in the concepts of democratic capitalism and by promoting this concept among the population at large along with helping African people deal with the challenges arising from the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Africa’s inclusion in the global economy • Democratic capitalism and free enterprise • Economic development • Civil society inclusion in development initiatives • Transportation and international trade • Employment in African development
Phone: 914-591-7230

Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence Reed
President
1819 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, United States 30303
support@fee.org

Mission: Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is devoted to educating people, especially young people, in the principles of free-market economics and individual liberty. FEE is not concerned directly with policy. Rather, it is concerned with ideas—ideas that in the long run will promote policies consistent with free markets and individual liberty. FEE publishes a monthly journal, Ideas on Liberty.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic education • Individual freedom
Phone: 518-383-2598
Fax: 518-383-2841

Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability
Brian Backstrom
President
4 Chelsea Place, 2nd Floor
Clifton Park, NY, United States 12065
info@nyfera.org

Mission: The mission of the Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability is to improve the quality of education in New York by promoting accountability, stimulating innovation, and supporting school choice efforts across the state.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Charter schools • Education unions and interest groups • Federal education policy • Public finance and administration of schools • School choice • Educational standards, curriculum, and testing
Phone: 317-681-0745
Fax: 317-681-0945

The Foundation for Educational Choice
Robert C. Enlow
President and CEO
111 Monument Circle Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46204
rcenlow@friedmanfoundation.org

Mission: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, dubbed “the nation’s leading voucher advocates” by The Wall Street Journal, is a non-profit organization established in 1996. The origins of the foundation lie in the Friedmans’ long-standing concern about the serious deficiencies in America’s elementary and secondary public schools. The best way to improve the quality of education, they believe, is to enable all parents with the freedom to choose the schools that their children attend. The Friedman Foundation builds upon this vision, clarifies its meaning to the public and amplifies the national call for true education reform through school choice.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: K–12 Education • Parental choice • Teachers unions and teachers • Entrepreneurship in schools
Phone: 850-391-4090
Fax: 786-664-1794

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Patricia Levesque
Executive Director
PO Box 10691
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32302-2691

Mission: Launched by Jeb Bush in 2007, the Foundation for Excellence in Education seeks to identify, reward, and foster replication of excellence in education. The Foundation hopes that by defining, sharing, and adopting the characteristics of greatness in education, public schools can be transformed into world-class learning institutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 201-368-2100
Fax: 201-368-3438

Foundation for Free Enterprise
William C. Hanson
Interim President
South 61 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ, United States 07653-0768
info@fffe.org

Mission: The mission of the Foundation for Free Enterprise is to provide leadership in furthering the understanding and appreciation of the free-market system by educating young people and others who will influence the future concerning free-market economics, limited government, individual self-reliance, and the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free-enterprise education • Educational resource bank • Seminars for business leaders on free-market effectiveness • Video conferencing capability • Student internship program
Phone: 215-717-3473
Fax: 212-717-3440

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Greg Lukianoff
President
510 Walnut St. Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19106
fire@thefire.org

Mission: The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s increasingly repressive and partisan colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE is not merely another voice in “the culture wars.” It exists for nothing less than to restore to institutions of higher education—through accurate exposure of abuses, strategic and tactical efficiency, a media network, and legal assistance to those helpless before the winds of campus orthodoxy—the core values of liberty, dignity, open debate, and respect of private conscience.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal inequality and double standards in the academy • Equal rights on campus for the politically incorrect • Academic freedom and due process • Rights of private and religious conscience • Freedom of speech on campus • Sensitivity training, thought reform, and indoctrination
Phone: 406-585-1776
Fax: 406-585-3000

Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE)
John A. Baden, Ph.D.
Chairman
PO Box 555
Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States 59730
jbaden@free-eco.org

Mission: FREE advances conservation and environmental values by applying modern science and America’s founding ideals to policy debates. As “intellectual entrepreneurs,” FREE explains how economic incentives, secure property rights, the rule of law, and responsible prosperity foster a healthy environment. While its seminars are explicitly pro-environment, they explain why ecological values are not the only important ones. FREE stresses that trade-offs among competing values are inescapable. The organization shows why it is ethically and materially irresponsible to pretend such choices can be avoided. FREE conducts seminars and conferences and produces books and articles. It focuses on four main audiences: federal judges, law professors, business leaders, and environmental entrepreneurs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environmental economics • Science and risk analysis • Biotechnology and genetics • Terrorism • Energy • Civil liberties
Phone: 530-757-4630
Fax: 530-757-4636

Foundation for Teaching Economics
Roger Ream
President
260 Russell Boulevard, Suite B
Davis, CA, United States 95616-3839
information@fte.org

Mission: The Foundation for Teaching Economics is a non-profit entity organized for the purpose of introducing young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic education in secondary schools • Capitalism and how it benefits the poor • Using experimental education to promote economics
Phone: 571-384-2090
Fax: 571-384-2093

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity
Nicole Neily
President
107 S. West St Suite 718
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@franklincenterhq.org

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: 703-837-0030
Fax: 703-837-0031

Free Congress Foundation
Jim Gilmore
President and CEO
1423 Powhatan Street, #2
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
nnn@freecongress.org

Mission: The Free Congress Foundation is dedicated to conservative governance, traditional values, and institutional reform. It is politically conservative—but more than that, it is culturally conservative. The Free Congress Foundation stands firm for the nation’s great, traditional, Judeo-Christian culture against the long slide into cultural and moral decay of political correctness. The Foundation embraces the concept of coalition-building focused on particular issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Judicial activism • Technology policy • Privacy issues • Voters’ rights • Cultural conservatism • Grassroots organizing
Phone: 703-356-6912
Fax: 703-356-5085

Free Speech Coalition, Inc.
William J. Olson
Legal Co-Counsel
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1070
McLean, VA, United States 22102-3860
contactfsc@freespeechcoalition.org

Mission: The Free Speech Coalition, founded in 1993, is a non-partisan group of ideologically diverse non-profit organizations and the for-profit organizations that help them raise funds and implement programs. Its purpose is to protect the First Amendment rights of non-profits and reduce or eliminate the excessive regulatory burdens they face, including the costly and duplicative fund-raising registration requirements now required in almost every state.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Attack over-reaching state charitable solicitation laws • Protecting non-profit donor lists • Opposing restrictions on non-profit issue advocacy • Defend constitutional rights of advocacy organizations • Preserve access of advocacy organizations to non-profit postal rate
Phone: 301-984-8253
Fax: 301-299-5007

The Free State Foundation
Randolph J. May
President
P. O. Box 60680
Potomac, MD, United States 20859
rmay@freestatefoundation.org

Mission: The Free State Foundation is a non-profit Maryland-based think tank. Its purpose to promote, through research and educational activities, understanding of free market, limited government, and rule of law principles in Maryland and throughout the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Internet • Regulation and deregulation • Communications taxes
Phone: 212-514-8040
Fax: 212-514-8055

Freedom House
Michael J. Abramowitz
Executive Director
120 Wall Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10005
info@freedomhouse.org

Mission: Freedom House is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes democracy and freedom throughout the world. It seeks an engaged U.S. foreign policy; evaluates human rights conditions; sponsors public education campaigns; conducts training and assistance programs; and provides support for the rule of law, an independent media, and effective local governance. Established in 1941, Freedom House is based in Washington, D.C., and New York City and has overseas offices in Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Kiev, and Warsaw.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Democracy and democratization • Human rights • Free-market reforms • Independent media • Rule of law • Corruption
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
mdiyeso@ffvf.org

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

FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon
President and CEO
400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 765
Washington, DC, United States 20001
abrandon@freedomworks.org

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: 703-246-0110
Fax: 703-246-0129

Frontiers of Freedom Institute
George Landrith
Chairman
4094 Majestic Blvd., #380
Fairfax, VA, United States 22033
info@ff.org

Mission: Frontiers of Freedom Institute is dedicated to promoting free market principles and the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Telecom • Energy • Missile defense • Environmental regulation • Military transformation
Phone: 202-986-0384
Fax: 202-986-0390

The Fund for American Studies
Roger R. Ream
President
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20009
info@tfas.org

Mission: The Fund for American Studies advances the values of freedom, democracy, and a free-market economy by sponsoring educational programs of the highest quality for students with outstanding leadership potential. These programs throughout the world prepare young people for honorable leadership by educating them in the theory, practice, and benefits of a free society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Higher education • Journalism • Philanthropy • International education • Government relations
Phone: 703-934-6101
Fax: 703-352-8678

Future of Freedom Foundation
Jacob Hornberger
President
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
Fairfax, VA, United States 22030
fff@fff.org

Mission: The Future of Freedom Foundation’s mission is to provide an uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on terrorism • Iraq War • Drug war • Education • Welfare state • Foreign policy
Phone: 703-299-8900
Fax: 703-299-0721

Galen Institute
Grace-Marie Turner
President
PO Box 320010
Alexandria, VA, United States 22320
galen@galen.org

Mission: The Galen Institute’s mission is to advance a national dialogue on fresh approaches to the many challenges facing the health care system. The Galen Institute believes that consumers and their physicians should have authority and responsibility over their own health care decisions; that a consumer-driven market will lower costs, promote innovation, expand choice, and increase access to better medical care; that the vibrant free market will encourage research and innovation and provide better access to new medical technologies; and that updating outmoded tax policy will facilitate greater access to more affordable health insurance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Consumer-driven health care • Medicare and Medicaid reform • Health care deregulation • Privately-owned medical coverage • Public policy consensus building • Communication and public education on free-market health reform
Phone:

Generation Opportunity
Evan Feinberg
President
PO Box 100716
Arlington, VA, United States 22210
info@generationopportunity.org

Mission: Generation Opportunity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to educate and organize young Americans on the challenges facing our nation. We are committed to addressing and working toward solutions on immediate challenges, such as the lack of job opportunities, as well as the broader underlying issues, such as debt and federal spending, that impact our economic future and sustainability.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Jobs and Unemployment ~National Debt and Federal Spending ~American Competitiveness ~Education ~Energy ~Health Care
Phone: 571-970-3180
Fax: 571-370-3192

George C. Marshall Institute
John Sheldon
Executive Director
1621 N Kent St Ste 603
Arlington, VA, United States 22209-2119
info@marshall.org

Mission: The George C. Marshall Institute is a non-profit institution dedicated to encouraging the use of sound science in making public policy. Decisions and conclusions about many public policy matters are shaped by advances in science and technology.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global climate change • National missile defense • Civic environmentalism • Science policymaking • Bioterrorism • Space exploration
Phone: 804-693-2645

The Gloucester Institute
Kay Coles James
President
6498 Allmondsville Road
Gloucester, VA, United States 23061
info@gloucesterinstitute.org

Mission: The Gloucester Institute is committed to providing an intellectually safe environment where ideas can be discussed and transformed into practical solutions that produce results.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: African-American community • Social ideas • Economic ideas • Political ideas
Phone: 317-536-1027
Fax: 317-921-9443

Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation
Kevin Teasley
President
1630 N. MERIDIAN STREET, SUITE 350
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46202
teasleygeo@aol.com

Mission: The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO) believes that all children should have access to a quality education. GEO embraces all quality educational options that enable parents to help their children learn and schools succeed. Through an aggressive community outreach and the introduction of options that empower families, GEO strives to make educational choice a reality for all families.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Charter schools • No Child Left Behind • After school tutoring • Parent training and empowerment • Tax credits
Phone: 703-321-8585
Fax: 703-321-8408

Gun Owners of America
Tim Macy
Chairman
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
goamail@gunowners.org

Mission: goamail@gunowners.org • www.gunowners.org Gun Owners of America exists to promote the Second Amendment in an uncompromising fashion through the concentrated efforts of 300,000 members. Firearms are viewed as a freedom issue. Gun control laws have been shown to have nothing to do with reducing crime, but they have unfailingly been the tool of tyrants. The Second Amendment is an absolute right, as evidenced by the Founders’ language, “shall not be infringed.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Repeal of all federal firearms laws • Repeal all state and local firearms laws under the terms of the 14th Amendment • Defend gun owners prosecuted for self defense uses of firearms and possession of firearms when prosecuted for violations of unconstitutional laws through the Gun Owners Foundation • Correct judicial usurpation • Remove criminal law jurisdiction from the federal level where there is no constitutional authority for it
Phone: 312-377-4000
Fax: 312-377-5000

Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp
President and CEO
3939 North Wilke Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL, United States 60004
think@heartland.org

Mission: The Heartland Institute is an independent, non-profit center for public policy research. Heartland’s mission is to be an indispensable source of research and news for journalists and the nation’s 8,000 state and federal elected officials. It operates PolicyBot, an online database and search engine, giving customers instant access to over 8,000 documents from 300 think tanks and advocacy groups. Heartland also publishes a bimonthly magazine, three monthly newspapers, a monthly members’ newsletter, policy studies, books, videos, and other products.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environment • School reform • Health care • Budget and taxation
Phone: 202-548-6254

Heritage Action for America
Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer
214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20002
info@heritageforamerica.org

Mission: Heritage Action for America is a unique combination of top-notch conservative policy analysis, a widely respected government relations team and dedicated grassroots activists that advance conservative policy. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Heritage Action for America allows unprecedented coordination and communication with concerned citizens who want to be part of their national dialogue. The mission of Heritage Action is to speak directly to the American people and help them break through the establishment in Washington to hold Congress accountable to conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health Policy • Governtment Spending and Acountability • Debt • Energy and Environment Policy • Defense • Grass Roots Strategy
Phone: 202-546-4400
Fax: 202-546-8328

The Heritage Foundation
Kay Coles James
President
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20002
info@heritage.org

Mission: Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American leadership • Education • Energy and environment • Entitlements • Enterpreneurship • Family and religion • First principles • Health care • Judicial system • National security
Phone: 703-535-8774
Fax: 703-535-8776

High Frontier
Henry Cooper
Director
500 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
high.frontier@verizon.net

Mission: High Frontier was formed to examine the potential for defending America against missile attack. High Frontier played a principal role in developing the basis for President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). As a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization, High Frontier continues to inform the public about the clear, present, and growing threat of ballistic missiles and their weapons of mass destruction and to recommend cost-effective defense concepts that can be deployed in the near future.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ballistic missile defense • Terrorism • Defense spending • Proliferation • Military readiness • Weapons of mass destruction
Phone: 703-717-6481

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research
Alejandro Chafuen, Ph.D
Chairman
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 312
Washington, DC, United States 20006-2626
info@hacer.org

Mission: The Hispanic American Center for Economic Research’s goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to the countries of Hispanic America as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law, and individual responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Security and defense • Economic forecasting • Political forecasting • Policy reform expertise • Rule of law
Phone: 202-625-6766
Fax: 202-625-6767

Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options
Anthony J. Colón
President
4095 State Road 7 Ste L #151
Wellington, FL, United States 33449
info@hcreo.org

Mission: The mission of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options is to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic children by empowering families through parental choice in education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Parental empowerment through school choice • Building and developing membership • Working with and through like-minded organizations • Geographic target expansions • K–12 projects that will increase the educational outcomes of Latino Children
Phone: 540-338-5600
Fax: 540-338-2733

Home School Legal Defense Association
J. Michael Smith
President
PO Box 3000
Purcellville, VA, United States 20134
info@hslda.org

Mission: The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) works to preserve freedom, protect families, and promote home schooling. HSLDA secures home school freedoms by defending and representing families in court, in state legislatures, in Congress, in the media, and through research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Home schooling freedom • Parental rights • Fourth Amendment protection of homes • Registration of voters • Protection of marriage
Phone: 650-723-1754
Fax: 650-723-1687

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
John Raisian
Director
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, United States 94305-6010
horaney@hoover.stanford.edu

Mission: The Hoover Institution is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its world-renowed group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society. The principles of individual, economic, and political freedom, private enterprise, and representative govenment were fundamental to the vision of the Institution’s founder. By collecting knowledge, generating ideas, and disseminating both, the Institution seeks to secure and safeguard peace, improve the human condition, and limit governmental intrusion into the lives of individuals.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic growth, productivity growth, human capital accumulation • The rule of law, importance of property rights, assessment of commerce regulation • Size and effectiveness of government • American individualism and philosophic value • Evolving democratic capitalism and the historical end of communism • National security, international rivalries, and global cooperation
Phone: 916-444-9950
Fax: 916-444-9823

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Kris Vosburgh
Executive Director
921 11th Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
info@hjta.org

Mission: The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases, and the right of economical, equitable, and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protect Proposition 13 • Tax and expenditure limitation ballot measures • Address waste, fraud, and abuse in California state and local government • Legislative report card • California state budget • Political reform
Phone: 202-974-2400
Fax: 202-974-2410

Hudson Institute
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Chief Executive Officer
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW Frnt
Washington, DC, United States 20004-2413
info@hudson.org

Mission: Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Islam • Middle East policy • European studies • Eurasian policy • Latin American studies • U.S.-Asia relations • Human rights and religious freedom • Global food issues • Environmental studies • Philanthropy and civic renewal • Global prosperity • Foreign aid and economic development • United Nations • Labor and employment policy • Economic policy
Phone: 510-632-1366
Fax: 510-568-6040

The Independent Institute
David J. Theroux
Founder and President
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA, United States 94621-1428
info@independent.org

Mission: The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, scholarly, public policy research and educational organization that sponsors comprehensive studies of social and economic issues. Institute studies are widely distributed as books -- The Independent Review (quarterly journal), Independent Policy Reports, The Lighthouse (weekly email newsletter), and other publications -- and form the basis for numerous conferences and media programs for leaders in academia, business, policymaking, the media as well as the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation • Money, banking, and finance • Environment • Employment and unemployment • Criminal justice and liability • Health care • K-12 Education • Higher Education • Constitutional Law • Civil Liberties • Energy • Governement Spending and Debt • Intellectual Property
Phone: 202-857-5201
Fax: 202-429-9574

Independent Women's Forum (IWF)
Sabrina Schaeffer
Executive Director
1875 I Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@iwf.org

Mission: The Independent Women’s Forum was established to combat the women-as-victim, pro-big-government ideology of radical feminism. IWF seeks to restore, strengthen, and extend that which promotes women’s well being by advancing the principles of self-reliance, political freedom, economic liberty, and personal responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Women and workplace • School choice • International women’s freedom • Social Security reform • Taxes • Personal responsibility and self respect among women
Phone: 213-617-0414
Fax: 213-617-1314

Individual Rights Foundation
Manuel S. Klausner
General Counsel
PO 361269
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90036
mklaus@aol.com

Mission: The Individual Rights Foundation (IRF) is the legal arm of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. IRF litigates to defend individual rights with particular focus on free speech and civil rights, including challenges to governmental racial preferences, governmental ideological and political discrimination, and misuse of public funds for partisan political advocacy in election campaigns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Combating racial preferences • Combating political and ideological discrimination in public schools and universities • Supporting the Boy Scouts in defending their First Amendment rights • Combating the use of taxpayer funds for partisan and political advocacy • Defending controversial speech from intimidation by threats of defamation suits • Defending free speech from infringement by overly-broad interpretations of sexual harassment law
Phone: 213-740-6495
Fax: 213-740-6650

Initiative and Referendum Institute
M. Dane Waters
Founder and Chairman
USC School of Law
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90089-0071
mdanewaters@iandrinstitute.org,

Mission: Founded in 1998, the Initiative and Referendum Institute (IRI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to tracking political trends on its award-winning Web site and through its Ballotwatch service. The mission of IRI is to research and develop clear analysis of the initiative process and its use; to inform and educate the public about the process and its effects; and to provide effective leadership in litigation, defending the initiative process and the right of citizens to reform their government. IRI provides expert opinion for journalists and policymakers, hosts international conferences, and publishes policy monographs, reference books, and scholarly work. IRI is active in Europe through its sister organization, IRI-Europe, based in Amsterdam.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Study of initiative, referendum and recall
Phone: 800-326-0263
Fax: 510-238-8440

Institute for Contemporary Studies
Robert B. Hawkins, Jr.
President and CEO
3100 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA, United States 94611
mail@icspress.com

Mission: The Institute for Contemporary Studies (ICS) believes that men and women who control their lives through self-governing institutions live more productive lives. The information age is ushering in exciting new possibilities for people everywhere to expand their self-governing capabilities. These possibilities will only be realized when people have the necessary knowledge, practical information, and leadership. ICS is committed to promoting self-governing ways of life by working on all three of these important components.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Empowerment • Governance and leadership • Educational choice • Civic education • Entrepreneurship • Environment
Phone:

Institute for Corean-American Studies
Synja P. Kim
President and Chairman
965 Clover Court
Blue Bell, PA, United States 19422
icas@icasinc.org

Mission: Established in 1973, Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and private educational and research organization incorporated in Pennsylvania to enhance cooperation and to pursue peace and prosperity in association with people of mutual interests, with a special emphasis on multilateral relations between the United States and Asia–Pacific Rim nations. ICAS is not an agent of any government and is solely supported by voluntary contributions. ICAS maintains a roster of Fellows from around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International relations • Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia • Economy and security • Arms control • Immigration and citizenship • American founding principles
Phone: 202.621.2950
Fax: 713-974-1918

Institute for Energy Research
Thomas J. Pyle
President
1155 15th St NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC, United States 20005
bcole@ierdc.org

Mission: Founded in 1989, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) conducts historical research and evaluates public policies in the oil, gas, coal, orimulsion, and electric markets. Through publications, speeches, and media attention, IER articulates free market positions that respect private property rights and promote efficient outcomes for energy consumers and producers. Funding for the Institute is entirely through the tax-deductible contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Government funding is neither solicited nor accepted to retain IER’s status as a private-sector institution.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy policy
Phone: 703-962-7877

Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Hugh C. Whelchel
Executive Director
8400 Westpark Drive
Suite 100
McLean, VA, United States 22102
info@tifwe.org

Mission: Our mission is to educate and inspire Christians to live out a Biblical theology that integrates faith, work, and economics.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Debt, Economic Philosophy, Equality, Foundational Principles, Freedom, Image of God, Law, Limited Government, Private Property, Public Choice, Scarcity, Taxes, The Poor, Wealth Creation, Work
Phone: 617-492-2116
Fax: 617-492-8242

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
President
PO Box 390960 770 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, United States 02139
mail@ifpa.org

Mission: Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent and non-partisan research and strategic planning organization that specializes in issues of national security, foreign policy, political economics, and government-industrial relations. Building on thorough and innovative analysis, the Institute and its small-business subsidiary, National Security Planning Associates (NSPA), provide tailored briefings for government agencies, military planners, and corporate executives; public forums for the broader discussion of issues critical to the U.S. policy-planning process; reports, point papers, policy recommendations, and monograph- or book-length studies for dissemination to a wide audience of key policymakers; major conferences, seminars, training workshops, and simulation exercises; and quick-reaction assessments of breaking events.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security strategy and planning • Euro-Atlantic security policies and institutions • Asian-Pacific, Middle East and Persian Gulf security • Counterproliferation policies and strategies • Theater missile defense • Geopolitical energy security
Phone: 703-894-6800
Fax: 703-894-6811

Institute for Free Speech
Bradley A. Smith
Chairman and Co-Founder
124 S. West Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314

Mission: The Institute for Free Speech (IFS) promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education. Our dedicated professional staff works tirelessly to protect political speech under these freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. We are the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political speech rights.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Campaign finance reform • Elections
Phone: 703-993-4880
Fax: 703-993-4890

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)
Emily Chamlee-Wright
President
3434 Washington Blvd., MS 1C5
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
ihs@gmu.edu

Mission: The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by facilitating the development of students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to advance the principles and practice of freedom. IHS awards scholarships to university students from around the world and sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and other programs designed to assist students into careers in academia, journalism, policy, and film. IHS hosts a job bank and provides other intellectual and career resources on its Web sites, theihs.org and libertyguide.com.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
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
general@ij.org

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: 773-834-3129
Fax: 773-834-3130

Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Beth Kregor
Director
The University of Chicago Law School, Arthur Kane Center for Clinical Legal Studies
6020 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States 60637-2704

Mission: The Clinic is a joint project of the Institute for Justice (IJ), the nation’s premier public interest advocate for economic liberty, and the University of Chicago Law School, one of the world’s leading legal academies. The IJ Clinic teams lower-income entrepreneurs with some of the nation’s brightest law students to provide entry-level business people with the legal support they need to pursue their dreams.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal support for lower-income entrepreneurs
Phone: 785-864-3701
Fax: 785-864-3683

Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR)
Steven Maynard-Moody
Director
1541 Lilac Lane
607 Blake Hall
Lawrence, KS, United States 66044-3177
ipsr@ku.edu

Mission: IPSR brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR-affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Metropolitan studies • Economic and business analysis • International policy • Environment
Phone: 972-874-5139
Fax: 972-874-5144

Institute for Policy Innovation
Tom Giovanetti
President
1320 Greenway Drive, Suite 820
Irving, TX, United States 75038
ipi@ipi.org

Mission: Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is a non-profit educational organization that conducts research and develops and promotes innovative and non-partisan solutions to today’s public policy problems. Its focus is on developing new approaches to governing that harness the strengths of individual choice, limited government, and free markets. IPI emphasizes getting its studies into the hands of the press and policymakers so that the ideas they contain can be applied to the challenges facing us today.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Estate tax reform • Privatizing Social Security disability • Social Security reform • Education choice
Phone: 914-686-7112
Fax: 914-686-0581

Institute for SocioEconomic Studies
Helen Gibbs
Communications Director
10 New King Street
White Plains, NY, United States 10604
mail@socioeconomic.org

Mission: The mission of the non-profit Institute for SocioEconomic Studies is to conduct research, to educate, and pto romote understanding in areas such as the quality of life, social motivation, poverty, urban regeneration, the problems of the elderly, economic development, and health care reform.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform • Consumer-based health care reform
Phone: 636-949-4742
Fax: 636-949-4992

Institute for Study of Economics and the Environment
Kenneth W. Chilton, Ph.D.
Director
Lindenwood University, 209 South Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO, United States 63301
kchilton@lindenwood.edu

Mission: The Institute’s mission is to improve student and public understanding of the basic economic concepts that can be used to guide effective and efficient environmental policymaking.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy resources • Clean air • Sustainable development • Private conservation • Climate change
Phone: 414-288-5775
Fax: 414-288-6199

Institute for the Transformation of Learning
Howard L. Fuller
Founder and Director
750 North 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53233
fullerweb@yahoo.com

Mission: The Institute for the Transformation of Learning is an education reform organization working across system boundaries to develop a new community of learning infrastructures that build and maintain learning environments focusing on student achievement. The Institute also works to empower families, particularly low-income families, to choose the best options for their children.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Developing a school development and design center • Providing technical assistance to charter schools • Education reform
Phone: 703-471-8750
Fax: 703-471-8409

Institute for Youth Development
W. Shepherd Smith
President
22 Cortlandt Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY, United States 10007
info@youthdevelopment.org

Mission: The Institute for Youth Development (IYD) encourages young people to avoid behaviors that jeopardize their health and well being by promoting integrated prevention messages and skills. IYD conducts research, promotes messages, and devises comprehensive programs targeting American youth to avoid five interconnected unhealthy risk behaviors: alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence. IYD believes that if parents and adults provide children and teens with consistent risk-avoidance messages, young people are capable of choosing to avoid these behaviors altogether, especially if they are empowered by positive relationships with parents and family.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Youth and tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, sexual activity, and violence • Risk behavior interconnections • Age of risk behavior debut • Parent/child connections as protective for youth risk behavior • Parent education • Role of the faith community in helping youth avoid harmful behaviors
Phone: 202-462-2101
Fax: 202-464-0335

The Institute of World Politics (IWP)
John Lenczowski
President
1521 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@iwp.edu

Mission: The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of statecraft and national security affairs dedicated to helping develop leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security • Intelligence and counterintelligence • Statecraft and U.S. foreign policy • Regime change and democracy building • International relations • Public diplomacy
Phone: 202-682-4131
Fax: 202-682-4136

Institute on Religion and Democracy
Mark Tooley
President
1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@theird.org

Mission: Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) monitors and counters the political influences of the religious left. IRD helps members of mainline churches work to reclaim their denominations from far-left church officials, critiques radical feminist theology, defends orthodox Christianity as a force for societal cohesion and renewal, and works to defend persecuted Christians overseas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International religious liberty • Defending marriage • Radical feminism • War on terror • Religious-left lobbying in Washington • Islam • Church reform • Historic Christian doctrine and democracy
Phone: 212-627-1985
Fax: 212-627-2184

Institute on Religion and Public Life (RPL)
R. R. Reno
Editor
35 East 21st Street 6th floor
New York, NY, United States 10010
ft@firstthings.com

Mission: An inter-religious, non-partisan, research, and educational institute, the Institute on Religion and Public Life’s purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of public life. Politics is in large part a function of culture and at the heart of culture are beliefs and practices that are religious in nature. RPL aims to strengthen religion’s role in support of a free and just social order, including an appropriate political economy for such an order. Not limited to the American experiment in representative democracy, RPL is international in its concern for the religious dimensions of cultural, political, and economic developments in the modern world. To advance its mission, it publishes a monthly journal, First Things.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Judicial usurpation • Christians and Israel • Christian unity • School choice • Urban underclass
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
isi@isi.org

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: 520-991-0109
Fax: 520-529-2768

International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics
Vernon L. Smith
Founder and President
2122 East Camino El Ganado
Tucson, AZ, United States 85718
info@ifreeweb.org

Mission: The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) was established in 1997 by Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Vernon L. Smith. IFREE is a grant-making institution that supports experimental research projects, faculty teaching, student learning, postdoctoral positions, seminars and workshops, demonstration programs, outreach activities, and the application of experimental economic research to important public policy questions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy market liberalization • Economic education • Neuroeconomics • Economic systems design • Experimental economic research • Economics of religion
Phone: 202-544-6610
Fax: 202-478-1955

International Intellectual Property Institute
Bruce A. Lehman
CEO and President
1900 K St. NW Suite 725
Washington, DC, United States 20006
bhuther@iipi.org

Mission: As an international development organization and think tank, the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth, particularly in developing countries. Since 1998, the Institute has been engaged in a wide range of activities both abroad and within the United States, including critical research, public education, policy and training workshops, technical assistance, institution building, and consultative services.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Intellectual property – patents, copyrights and trademarks • Public sector innovation by the private sector through formal technology transfer systems • Intellectual property rights • Private industries based on intellectual property assets • Regional and international cooperation in harmonizing patent administration and laws
Phone: 202-408-9450
Fax: 202-408-9462

International Republican Institute (IRI)
Mark Green
President
1225 I St NW
Washington, DC, United States 20005-3914
info@iri.org

Mission: The International Republican Institute promotes democracy, free markets, and the rule of law in more than 35 countries in every region of the world. IRI plays a valuable role in helping bring greater stability to the world. Stable democracies not only further the cause of peace but also enhance American opportunities for business investment and trade. Its programs are non-partisan and adhere to fundamental principles such as individual liberty, the rule of law, and the entrepreneurial spirit that fosters economic development. IRI is not part of the Republican Party.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Democracy • Free markets • Rule of law
Phone: 812-232-2434
Fax: 812-235-3685

James Madison Center for Free Speech
Wanda Franz
President
1 South Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN, United States 47807
jboppjr@aol.com

Mission: The mission of the James Madison Center for Free Speech is to support litigation and public education activities in order to defend the rights of political expression and association by citizens and citizen groups as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitutional rights • First Amendment • Campaign finance reform
Phone: 202-483-8888
Fax: 202-483-8337

Jamestown Foundation
Glen E. Howard
President
310 L St. NW Suite 810
Washington, DC, United States 20005
pubs@jamestown.org

Mission: The Jamestown Foundation’s mission is to inform and educate policymakers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies that are strategically or tactically important to the United States and that frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown’s material is delivered without political bias, filter, or agenda. It is often the only source of information that should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Foreign policy and international relations • Russia and Eurasia • Middle East • China • Terrorism and international crime • Chechnya
Phone: 704-233-1776
Fax: 704-233-1787

The Jesse Helms Center
John Dodd
President
PO Box 247
Wingate, NC, United States 28174
ckphifer@jessehelmscenter.org

Mission: The mission of the Jesse Helms Center is to promote the principles of free enterprise and the traditional American values upon which former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms built his life and career. Founded in 1988, the Helms Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization supported by tax-deductible donations. Its work involves education, historical preservation, and public policy promotion through a variety of programs for students, scholars, and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting a foreign policy that protects the national sovereignty of the United States • Teaching principles of free enterprise to the next generation • Character education programs for young people • Teacher workshops on the United States’ founding principles • Promoting an accurate portrayal of Senator Helms’ life and career
Phone: 202-667-3900
Fax: 202-667-0601

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
Michael Makovsky
Dhief Executive Officer and Executive Director
1101 14th St, NW, Suite 1110
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@jinsa.org

Mission: JINSA’s role is to educate the American public about the importance of an effective U.S. defense capability so that our vital interests as Americans can be safeguarded. It also works to inform the American defense community about the role Israel and other trustworthy allies play in bolstering democratic interests around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on terrorism • Homeland security • U.S.–Israel strategic cooperation • Halting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction • State of American defense
Phone: 202-638-2411
Fax: 202-638-6694

Jewish Policy Center
Matthew Brooks
Executive Director
50 F Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC, United States 20001
info@jewishpolicycenter.org

Mission: Four thousand years of Jewish history suggest possible solutions to current issues based on a solid foundation of moral values, respect for the dignity and independence of the individual, and a concern for the building and continuation of healthy communities. The Jewish Policy Center’s mission is to create, articulate, continually examine, and advocate conservative approaches to social, economic, and foreign policy issues from the perspective of the Jewish community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Jewish communal affairs • Affirmative action • Welfare reform • First Amendment • War on terror
Phone: 215-987-3000
Fax: 215-207-9370

The John Jay Institute
Todd Williams
Chairman
PO Box 28221
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19131
acrippen@johnjayinstitute.org

Mission: The John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law is a para-academic center that is committed to advancing the knowledge and piety of the Christian faith as it pertains to the ordering of society, politics, and law. This educational task involves the rediscovery, recollection, and understanding of our religious, cultural, social, economic, and political heritage with relevant application to the pressing moral, social, and economic concerns facing America today.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious heritage • Cultural heritage • Social heritage • Economic heritage • Political heritage
Phone: 919-828-1400
Fax: 919-828-7455

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Jenna Ashley Robinson
President
353 East Six Forks Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, United States 27609
jarobinson@popecenter.org

Mission: The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving higher education in North Carolina and the nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Higher education ~Governance ~Curriculum ~Financing ~Access ~Accountability ~Faculty research ~Administrative policies
Phone: 888-593-8442
Fax: 202-646-5199

Judicial Watch, Inc.
Tom Fitton
President
425 Third Street SW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20024
info@judicialwatch.org

Mission: Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan, educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability, and integrity in government, politics, and the law. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Investigation of corruption by government officials, judges, and politicians • Court monitoring projects in California and Texas • Open Records Project, providing consultation and assistance to conservative groups • Whistleblower protection and representation • Educational forums with international government and judicial representatives
Phone: 301-258-2852
Fax: 301-330-3440

Junkscience.com
Steven Milloy
Founder and Publisher
12309 Briar Bush Lane
Potomac, MD, United States 20854
junkman@junkscience.com

Mission: Junkscience.com seeks to provide its online community of users with a rich collection of resources for highlighting, exposing, and debunking the faulty scientific data, studies, and analyses that are used to further special agendas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Junk science • Global warming • Public health priorities • Risk • Health scares
Phone: 210-614-7157
Fax: 210-614-6656

The Justice Foundation
Allan Parker, Jr.
President
8023 Vantage Drive, Suite 1275
San Antonio, TX, United States 78230
aparker@txjf.org

Mission: The Justice Foundation seeks to mobilize citizens, through financial and service contributions, to provide free legal representation in landmark cases to protect and restore justice.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government • Free markets • Private property • Parental school choice • Parental rights in education • Enforcing laws to protect women’s health secondary email: info@txjf.org
Phone: 616-546-3580
Fax: 616-546-3586

KIDS HOPE USA
David Staal
President and CEO
100 South Pine Street Suite 280
Zeeland, MI, United States 49464
vgulker@kidshopeusa.org

Mission: KIDS HOPE USA teaches churches to recruit, screen, train, match, and supervise their own members for one-to-one relationships with at-risk public elementary school children. KIDS HOPE USA is “one child...one hour...one church...one school.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based responses to child and family needs
Phone: 612-573-2020
Fax: 612-573-2021

KidsFirst Scholarship Fund
Crissy Finch
Executive Director
800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 2680
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55402
cfinch@kidsfirstmn.org

Mission: KidsFirst’s mission is to empower low-income parents living in the Twin Cities by giving them the opportunity to choose the school that best fits the needs of their child.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice
Phone: 703-554-6100
Fax: 703-554-6119

Landmark Legal Foundation
Mark R. Levin
President
19415 Deerfield Avenue, Suite 312
Leesburg, VA, United States 20176
eric@landmarklegal.org

Mission: Landmark Legal Foundation promotes and defends the Constitution and individual liberty. The organization litigates cases involving school choice, private property rights, free enterprise, free speech, and tax limitation. Landmark also promotes government accountability and exposes official corruption through litigation and public education. Landmark has fought for more than a quarter century to preserve—and to apply anew—the constitutional principles on which America was founded and which are the origin of the nation’s enduring greatness.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Property rights • Public integrity • Free speech • Tax limitation • Free enterprise • Preserving American founding principles
Phone: 703-247-2000
Fax: 703-247-2001

Leadership Institute
Morton C. Blackwell
President
1101 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
mblackwell@limail.us

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: 610-793-1800
Fax: 610-793-1415

Let Freedom Ring
Colin A. Hanna
President
2207 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE, United States 19803
webmaster@letfreedomringusa.com

Mission: The mission of Let Freedom Ring is to promote a constitutional government, economic freedom, and traditional values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitution • Limited government • Separation of powers • Free enterprise • Social Security • Family values • Abortion • Religious liberty
Phone: 703-522-5828
Fax: 703-522-5837

Lexington Institute
Merrick Carey
Chief Executive Officer
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 203
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
mail@lexingtoninstitute.org

Mission: The Lexington Institute’s goal is to inform and shape the public debate of national priorities in areas of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as education policy, tax reform, regulatory philosophy, and national defense. The Institute strives to find non-governmental, market-based solutions to public policy challenges from the belief and conviction that a dynamic private sector is the greatest engine for social progress and economic prosperity. By promoting America’s ability to project power around the globe, the Institute seeks not only to defend the homeland of democracy, but also to sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies may thrive.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security and defense • Alliance relations • Naval strike forum • Immigration • Cuba • Education reform • Regulation • International economics and trade • Postal reform
Phone: 405-602-2524

The Liberty Foundation of America
Paul Allen
Chairman
1401 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK, United States 73104
cassandra@libertyfound.org

Mission: The mission of the Liberty Foundation of America is to leverage local resources and partnerships to assert state primacy and personal liberty as national public policy.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~agriculture ~energy ~labor ~federalism
Phone: 317-842-0880
Fax: 317-577-6060

Liberty Fund, Inc.
Emilio J. Pacheco
President
11301 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN, United States 46032
webmaster@libertyfund.org

Mission: Liberty Fund is a private educational foundation that encourages the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. It develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring issues pertaining to liberty.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 972-941-4444
Fax: 972-423-6162

Liberty Institute
Kelly Shackelford
President
2001 Plano Parkway, Suite 1600
Plano, TX, United States 75075
info@libertyinstitute.org

Mission: Liberty Institute was founded as Free Market Foundation in 1972 as a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization dedicated to protecting freedoms and strengthening families. The Liberty Institute's mission is to strengthen and protect the individual and family by supporting principles that promote responsible citizenship, limited government, free enterprise, private property ownership, limited taxation, and Judeo-Christian values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-family issues • Religious freedom • Parental rights
Phone: 800-847-0227

Liberty Matters
Dan Byfield
President
PO Box 1207
Taylor, TX, United States 76574
info@libertymatters.org

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: 703-759-4278
Fax: 703-759-5494

Lincoln Institute for Research and Education
J. A. Parker
President
PO Box 254
Great Falls, VA, United States 22066
jparker@lincolnreview.org

Mission: The Lincoln Institute for Research and Education was founded in 1978 to study public policy issues that affect the lives of black middle America and to make its findings available to elected officials and the public. It is dedicated to seeking ways to improve the standard of living, quality of life, and freedom for all Americans. Through its research and education program, the Institute transmits pro-private enterprise views on public policy issues to policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Inflation • Education • National defense • Criminal justice • Health • Culture
Phone: 717-671-0776
Fax: 717-671-1176

Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research
Lowman S. Henry
Chairman and CEO
5405 Jonestown Road, Suite #110
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17109
lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

Mission: The mission of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research is to promote the ideals of free market economics, individual liberty, and limited government through the conduct of public opinion research and related educational programs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax cuts/reform • Business climate • Education • Right to work • Regulatory reform • Health care
Phone: 312-606-0951
Fax: 312-606-0879

Lincoln Legal Foundation
Joseph A. Morris
President and General Counsel
39 South La Salle Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL, United States 60603-1605
MRDchicago@aol.com

Mission: The Lincoln Legal Foundation seeks to defend individual liberty, private property and the free market, limited constitutional government, the federal system, and American national sovereignty through litigation, legal and public policy research and analysis, and education of the bench, bar, and public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Free speech, including commercial speech • Property rights • Tort reform • Rights of victims of crime • Terrorism and homeland security
Phone: 334-321-2100
Fax: 334-321-2119

Ludwig von Mises Institute
Jeff Deist
President
518 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL, United States 36832
contact@mises.org

Mission: The mission of the Mises Institute is to restore a high place for theory in economics and the social sciences, to encourage a revival of critical historical research, and to draw attention to neglected traditions in Western philosophy. In this cause, the Mises Institute works to advance the Austrian School of economics and the Misesian tradition and, in application, defends the market economy, private property, sound money, and peaceful international relations, while opposing government intervention as economically and socially destructive. The Institute funds graduate students; directs their education; sponsors faculty research; hosts conferences, seminars, and summer schools; and publishes books, journals, and newsletters.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Opposing war • Abolishing the central bank • Restoring freedom of association and contract • Eliminating taxes and spending • Establishing laissez-faire • Delegitimizing the central state • Classical liberalism • Libertarian political theory
Phone: 212-599-7000
Fax: 212-599-3494

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Lawrence J. Mone
President
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY, United States 10017
mi@manhattan-institute.org

Mission: The Manhattan Institute is a non-partisan, independent, research, and educational organization supported by tax-deductible gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Institute’s goal is to develop and encourage public policies at all levels of government that allow individuals the greatest scope for achieving their potential, both as participants in a productive economy and as members of a functioning society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform • Education • Urban innovation • Legal reform
Phone: 202-319-6215
Fax: 202-319-4459

The Marriage Law Project
Robert Destro
Principal Investigator & Project Director
Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Road, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20064
nell@law.edu

Mission: The Marriage Law Project’s mission is to reaffirm the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Project operates as a part of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion of The Catholic University of America. Its offices are in Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reaffirm the legal definition of marriage
Phone: 301-469-5870
Fax: 301-469-5871

Marriage Savers
Michael J. McManus
President
9311 Harrington Drive
Potomac, MD, United States 20854-4510
infor@marriagesavers.org

Mission: Marriage Savers’ goal is to radically reduce the divorce rate and to increase the marriage rate. The organization has helped the clergy of 188 cities adopt a “Community Marriage Policy” in which the pastors from a cross-section of denominations agree on a set of strategies aimed at offering couples thorough marriage preparation, the enrichment of existing marriages, the saving of troubled ones, and help for stepfamilies to be successful parents and partners. An independent study estimates that Marriage Savers has saved 50,000 marriages. It does so in part by training Mentor Couples to assist other couples in every stage of the marital life cycle.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Promote “Healthy Marriage Initiatives” involving houses of worship • Encourage marriage between unwed couples, especially those who have children • Replace no-fault divorce with “mutual consent” divorce • Create a video series for churches to train marriage mentor couples • Create a national association of “community marriage policies”
Phone: (610)-519-4500

The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good
Colleen A. Sheehan, Ph.D
Director
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA, United States 19085
colleen.sheehan@villanova.edu

Mission: The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University promotes inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and seeks to advance understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *civil society *political philosophy *rule of law *free market *civic responsibility *religious liberty *federalism *limited government *the Constitution *natural rights
Phone: 571-267-3500
Fax: 703-683-9736

Media Research Center (MRC)
L. Brent Bozell, III
President
1900 Campus Commons Dr., Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191
mrc@mediaresearch.org

Mission: MRC was established as a media watchdog organization in 1987 with a mission to bring political balance and responsibility to the nation’s news media. Today, MRC’s research and analysis operation exposes and neutralizes liberal bias in the news and entertainment media. MRC publishes newsletters, monographs, and books; produces a nationally syndicated column and regular op-ed pieces; provides research to other conservatives combating media bias; hosts two political Internet Web sites—www.MediaResearch.org and www.CNSNews.com; and provides spokespersons for television, radio, and print interviews to advance and defend the conservative movement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Media bias • Politics in entertainment • Media bias in economic issues • Political balance in the media • Free enterprise • News and reporting
Phone: 703-993-4930
Fax: 703-993-4935

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Tyler Cowen, Ph. D.
General Director
3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-4508
mercatus@mercatus.gmu.edu

Mission: The Mercatus Center at George Mason University conducts scholarly research into the institutions that advance prosperity and liberty and spreads this knowledge to decision makers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Working to improve government accountability and transparency on a federal and state level • Increasing awareness about how economic insights can point to solutions of public policy problems • Improving the state of knowledge and debate about regulations and their impact upon society • Understanding the basic cultural, political, economic, and legal institutions that must be in place to enable people to engage in cooperation for mutual advantage, and to help others apply this understanding to foreign aid and domestic policy
Phone: 301-907-0947
Fax: 301-951-0539

Minaret of Freedom Institute
Dr. I. Dean Ahmad
President
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
mfi@minaret.org

Mission: The mission of the Minaret of Freedom Institute is to discover and publish the political-economic policy implications of Islamic law and their consequences on the economic well being of the community; to promote the establishment of free trade and justice (an essential common interest of Islam and the West); to educate Islamic religious and community leaders in economics and in the fact that liberty is a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for the achievement of a good society; and (building upon the words of Thomas Jefferson) to wage unending holy struggle against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious freedom • Church-state relations • Terrorism and international crime • Middle East • Constitutional law • Property rights
Phone: 703-299-0060
Fax: 703-783-6300

Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA)
Riki Ellison
President and Founder
515 King St Ste 330
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@missiledefenseadvocacy.org

Mission: Founded in 2002, MDAA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization and does not support or endorse any specific system or political affiliation. Its mission is to reflect the American public’s opinion on missile defense and to build broad, public support for the development, testing, deployment, and evolution of a robust missile defense system. It is MDAA’s goal to bring the American public support of missile defense to the attention of national, state, and local decision makers for their consideration.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Deployment of missile defense system • Continued deployment, evolution, and development of missile defense • International cooperation of missile defense • Evolution of missile defense
Phone: 202-465-3296

National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)
Constance A. Burns
President and CEO
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
cburns@naavets.org

Mission: (NAAV) was established in 2005 to assist the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~veterans ~defense ~military
Phone: 917.551.6770

National Association of Scholars (NAS)
Dr. Peter W. Wood
President
8 W. 38TH ST.
SUITE 503
New York, NY, United States 10018
contact@nas.org

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: 225-778-0169

National Black Home Educators
Eric Burges
Co-Founder
13434 Plank Road, PMB 110
Baker, LA, United States 70714
contact@nbhe.net

Mission: The National Black Home Educators (NBHE) is a resource network established to encourage, support, and offer fellowship to families who are exploring benefits of home education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic standards • Politicization of academic life • Curriculum reform • Teacher education
Phone: 972-386-6272
Fax: 972-386-0924

National Center for Policy Analysis
Jim Amos
President and CEO
14180 Dallas Parkway, Suite 350
Dallas, TX, United States 75254
media@ncpa.org

Mission: The National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization, established in 1983. NCPA’s goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security • Health care • Taxes • Education • Environment/energy • Women in the economy
Phone: 202-507-6398

National Center for Public Policy Research
David Ridenour
President
20 F Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20001
info@nationalcenter.org

Mission: The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. The Center believes that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environment/regulation • Health care • Minority issues • Social Security • National defense • Legal reform
Phone: 202-463-5500
Fax: 202-463-3129

National Chamber Foundation
Carolyn Cawley
President
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20062
ncf@uschamber.com

Mission: The National Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives the policy debate on key issues by formulating arguments, developing options, and influencing thinking in an effort to move the American business agenda forward. The Foundation serves policymakers and the business community by providing a forum where leaders can consider and advance new ideas that benefit American business.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Travel and tourism • Counterfeiting and intellectual property theft • Corporate governance and accounting reform • International trade • Transportation • Legal reform
Phone: 513-521-6227
Fax: 513-521-6337

National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families
Rick Schatz
President and CEO
800 Compton Road, Suite 9224
Cincinnati, OH, United States 45231
rick@nationalcoalition.org

Mission: The vision of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families (NCPCF) is to move the people of God to embrace, live out, and defend the biblical truth of sexuality. NCPCF is a non-profit ministry dedicated to articulating, advancing, and defending biblical truth in the areas of sexuality, marriage, and family. Established in 1983, it is one of the largest pro-family organizations in America committed to recapturing a Christian consensus in matters of moral philosophy and related public policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sex education in schools • Same-sex marriage • Teens and sex • Outreach to churches • Sex in the media
Phone: 703-299-6633
Fax: 703-299-6004

National Council For Adoption
Chuck Johnson
President and CEO
225 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org

Mission: Founded in 1980, the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is a research, education, and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the well being of children, birthparents, and adoptive families by advocating for the positive option of adoption. NCFA is an adoption advocate and expert in the halls of power and the courts of public opinion on behalf of all parties to adoption and its member adoption agencies around the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Presenting adoption as a positive option for unplanned pregnancy • Promoting adoptions of out foster care • Facilitating intercountry adoption • Making adoption more affordable through the tax credit • Promoting safe havens to prevent infanticide and unsafe infant abandonment • Preserving the option of confidentiality in adoption
Phone: 301-948-0599
Fax: 301-948-4325

National Fatherhood Initiative
Christopher Brown
President
12410 Milestone Center Drive, Suite 600
Germantown, MD, United States 20876
info@fatherhood.org

Mission: The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to stimulate a society-wide movement to confront the growing problem of father absence and is dedicated to improving the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. A non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization, NFI conducts public awareness campaigns promoting responsible fatherhood, organizes conferences and community fatherhood forums, provides training and resource materials to organizations seeking to establish support programs for fathers, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and distributes resources to men seeking to become more effective fathers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Fatherhood • Marriage • Abstinence promotion • Welfare reform • Work/life balance • Incarcerated fathers
Phone: 212-232-3333
Fax: 212-232-2244

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Shawn K. Osborne
President & Founder
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10005
nfte@nfte.com

Mission: The mission of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is to develop products and services that enable teachers and youth workers to inspire self-esteem and self-sufficiency in low-income youth by teaching entrepreneurship. NFTE runs over 200 programs per year around the world, working with at-risk children and teaching them the basics of the free enterprise system. NFTE graduates approximately 4,000 students per year with the requirement that each student start a small business.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Teaching entrepreneurship • Attracting top teachers to inner-city teaching
Phone: 503-364-1490
Fax: 503-364-2827

National Home Education Research Institute
Brian D. Ray
President
PO Box 13939
Salem, OR, United States 97309
mail@nheri.org

Mission: The mission of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) is to produce high-quality research on home-based education (home schooling); to serve as a clearinghouse of research for the public, researchers, home schoolers, the media, and policymakers; and to educate the public concerning the findings of all research on home education. NHERI provides consultants, speakers, and expert witnesses on educational topics, specializing in home schooling.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Home school research • Parental rights and freedoms • Education excellence • Education choice
Phone: 301-464-4277
Fax: 301-464-4277

National Humanities Institute
Michael Federici
President
PO Box 1387
Bowie, MD, United States 20718-1387
mail@nhinet.org

Mission: The National Humanities Institute promotes research, publishing, and teaching in the humanities with emphasis on the importance of culture and society. The Institute believes that to elevate society it is necessary to change the basic orientation of the culture. Fundamentally, any real and lasting renewal of Western and American society must start in the humanities—in universities, literature and the arts—and must be based on concrete historical experience.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ethics • Epistemology • Cultural basis of society • Constitutionalism • Civil society • National sovereignty
Phone: 703-321-9606
Fax: 703-321-7342

National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR)
Timothy M. McConville
President & Chairman
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
research@nilrr.org

Mission: The National Institute for Labor Relations is associated with the National Right to Work Committee and conducts the research and analysis necessary to expose the inequities of compulsory unionism.. It's research focuses on and calls attention to important facts that are overlooked by both union and business spokesmen. NILRR's primary function is to act as a research facility that specializes in nonpartisan analysis and study for the benefit of the general public, scholars, and students.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Unions • Monopoly • Right to Work • Unions and Public Sector • Collective Bargaining • Union Investigation
Phone: 703-293-9181

National Institute for Public Policy
Dr. Keith B. Payne
CEO and President
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 750
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
amy.joseph@nipp.org

Mission: The National Institute for Public Policy is a non-profit corporation founded in 1981 to promote public education on international issues. The Institute’s focus has been on mid-to-long strategy and policy issues. This focus has enabled the National Institute to provide useful service to the U.S. national defense through both its study efforts and through direct support to the Department of Defense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Developing deterrence concepts • National missile defense • Developing U.S. security strategies toward political adversaries • Arms control • The Russian dimension of U.S. defense policy • Security issues in the south Caucasus
Phone: 800-471-2994
Fax: 816-229-8425

National Lawyers Association
Mario Mandina
CEO
5830 N. Spruce Ave.
Kansas City, MO, United States 64119
nla@nla.org

Mission: The Association’s mission is to preserve and protect the structures of the U.S. government as established by its Founding Fathers; to promote the principles and transcendent truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence, including, but not limited to, the sanctity of life, the rule of law, equality, and justice; to improve the image of the legal profession by encouraging members to adopt and maintain the highest ethical and moral standards; to provide services, benefits, technology, education, guidance, and professional assistance to its members; and to encourage members and the legal community as a whole to earn the respect and trust of the American people by conducting themselves with professionalism and integrity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educate attorneys and general populace about Declaration of Independence • Provide videos and lesson plans to schools for inclusion in curriculum • Education through the NLA Foundation • Preserve and protect the structure of government of the U.S. as established by the Founding Fathers • Improve the image of the legal profession by promoting and encouraging higher ethical standards
Phone: 703-237-1970
Fax: 703-237-2090

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC)
Peter Flaherty
President
107 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA, United States 22046-4237
pflaherty@nlpc.org

Mission: NLPC promotes ethics in public life through research, education and legal action. NLPC’s lasting vision is a single standard of ethics. The “moral relativism” of the left has created a double standard where anything is excused as long as the politics of the perpetrator are “correct.” NLPC seeks to undermine this double standard and expose the selective indignation and hypocrisy of the left. NLPC also recognizes that the bigger the government, the more opportunities for corruption; and the more intervention in the economy, the more reason for special interests to seek influence. It believes that the best way to promote ethics is to reduce the size of government. The liberals’ solution is more laws or “better guidelines,” even as existing ones are ignored. NLPC doesn’t believe the problem is with laws, but with men and women; the missing ingredients are character, morality, and common sense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Government Integrity Project • Legal Services Accountability Project • Organized Labor Accountability Project • Corporate Integrity Project
Phone: 757-463-6133
Fax: 757-463-6055

National Legal Foundation
Steven W. Fitschen
President
PO Box 64427
Virginia Beach, VA, United States 23467-4427
nlf@nlf.net

Mission: Founded in 1985, the National Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law and dedicated to defending religious liberties, fighting the homosexual agenda, and protecting the unborn. In 1995, the National Legal Founded in 1985, the National Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law and dedicated to defending religious liberties, fighting the homosexual agenda, and protecting the unborn. In 1995, the Foundation formed an in-house think tank, the Minuteman Institute, that concentrates on early American studies, classical liberal studies, constitutional studies, religion and society studies, pro-life studies, family studies, and a judicial monitoring project. Through its Judicial Monitoring Project, the Minuteman Institute has conducted extensive research outlining impeachment as a legitimate remedy for judicial tyranny.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Homosexual agenda • Judicial impeachment
Phone: 888-894-3604

National Organization for Marriage
Brian S. Brown
President
2029 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
contact@nationformarriage.org

Mission: Founded in 2007 in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures, NOM serves as a national resource for marriage-related initiatives at the state and local level.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Traditional Marriage
Phone: 703-267-1000
Fax: 703-267-3989

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Wayne LaPierre
President
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
President
512 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20004
nrlc@nrlc.org

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: 540-465-2349

The National Right to Read Foundation
Robert Sweet, Jr.
President and Co-Founder
PO Box 560
Strasburg, VA, United States 22657
info@nrrf.org

Mission: The vision of The National Right to Read Foundation is to return scientific research-based, explicit, systematic phonics instruction, along with good literature, to every elementary school in America. With 20 percent of high school graduates unable to read their own diplomas, it is a mission America cannot afford to lose.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Federal reading legislation called “Reading First” • Promote phonics instruction • Review phonics products
Phone: 703-321-9820
Fax: 703-321-7342

National Right to Work Committee
Mark A. Mix
President
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 500
Springfield, VA, United States 22160
info@nrtw.org

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: 202-429-0129
Fax: 202-659-5429

National Strategy Information Center
Roy Godson
President
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@strategycenter.org

Mission: The National Strategy Information Center seeks to further education on security challenges; to encourage innovations in military, intelligence, and geopolitical affairs; and to promote cooperation among democratic elements in strategic regions of the world. Leveraging its resources through partnerships with large organizations, the Center has worked closely with U.S. and foreign universities, professional associations (such as the American Bar Association Committee on Law and National Security), and business and labor organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in intelligence, international organized crime, and ethnic and religious conflict, it also promotes scholarly research and serves as a resource for the news media.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Organized crime • Intelligence reform • Civics education
Phone: 703-683-5700
Fax: 703-683-5722

National Taxpayers Union (NTU)
Pete Sepp
President
25 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 140
Washington, DC, United States 20001
ntu@ntu.org

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: 202-420-7498
Fax: 202-331-2139

NetChoice
Steve DelBianco
Executive Director
1401 K Street Northwest
Suite 502
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@netchoice.org

Mission: NetChoice is a trade association of eCommerce businesses and online consumers all of whom share the goal of promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Internet Governance * Privacy * Internet Taxation * eCommerce * Web Access
Phone: 202-663-5600
Fax: 202-663-5656

Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Jessica P. Einhorn
Dean, Professor of International Political Economy
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
lois.weiss@jhu.edu

Mission: Founded in 1943, Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies has three primary goals: to provide a professional education that adheres to the highest standards of scholarship while taking a practical approach to preparing students for international leadership; to conduct and disseminate scholarly research related to contemporary issues of concern to the United States and other nations; and to offer mid-career educational opportunities for individuals already working in international affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American foreign policy • Social change and development • International economics • Regional conflicts • Energy, science, and technology
Phone: 202-887-1000
Fax: 202-887-5222

Center for the National Interest
Dimitri K. Simes
President and CEO
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC, United States 20036
mail@nixoncenter.org

Mission: A bipartisan public policy institution formed by former President Richard Nixon in 1994, The Center for the National Interest is committed to the analysis of challenges to U.S. policy through the prism of American national interest. The specific goal of the Center is to explore ways of enhancing American security and prosperity while taking into account the legitimate perspectives of other nations. With the end of the Cold War, the U.S. found itself without a clear-cut foreign policy direction. It is the Center’s objective to work on developing new guiding principles for U.S. global engagement in a dramatically new international environment, the principles that would combine hard-headed pragmatism and fundamental American values. The Center is a programmatically independent division of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American national security • U.S.-China relations • U.S.-Russian relations • U.S. policy towards Iran • Caspian Basin energy geopolitics • Immigration
Phone: 202-466-4406
Fax: 202-659-5429

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center
Henry Sokolski
Executive Director
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1400
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
npec@npec-web.org

Mission: The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC), a project of the Institute for International Studies, is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists, and university professors about proliferation threats and appropriate measures to address them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Iran and how to restrain its nuclear program • Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) • Pakistani nuclear threat • Reorganizing America’s nonproliferation bureaucracy • Security risks of nuclear power • Protecting security futures without nuclear controls
Phone: 202-296-7263
Fax: 202-296-0771

The Objectivist Center
Dr. Edward L. Hudgins
Executive Director
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC, United States 20036
toc@objectivistcenter.org

Mission: The goal of The Objectivist Center is to help create a new culture in our society—a culture in tune with the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy and one that affirms the core Objectivist values of reason, individualism, freedom, and achievement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense of business against baseless prosecution • War on terrorism • Islamist vs. civilization • Postmodern, anti-Western attitudes on campus • Cutting back on the nanny state • Strengthening civil society
Phone: 808-521-6745
Fax: 808-599-8690

Pacific Forum CSIS
Ralph Cossa
President
1001 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 1150
Honolulu, HI, United States 96813
pacforum@hawaii.rr.com

Mission: Based in Honolulu, the Pacific Forum CSIS is a non-profit, private, public policy research institute that operates as the Asia–Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1975, the Forum seeks to stimulate cooperative policies in the Asia–Pacific region through debate and analyses undertaken with the region’s leaders in the academic, government, and corporate arenas, while promoting greater public awareness of national security issues at home and abroad. The Forum’s programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic-business, and ocean policy issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Multilateral security mechanisms • Bilateral relationships in East Asia • Comparative political economics in East Asia • Nuclear energy, non-proliferation and transparency
Phone: 916-857-6900
Fax: 916-857-6902

Pacific Justice Institute
Brad W. Dacus, Esq.
President
PO Box 276600
Sacramento, CA, United States 95827
braddacus@pacificjustice.org

Mission: Pacific Justice Institute exists to protect and empower individuals, families, churches, companies, and other institutions to claim and utilize their religious freedoms, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Homosexual marriage • Parental rights in public schools • Reforming child protective services/crisis counseling • Churches and land use issues • Religious freedoms in the workplace • Rights of union dues objectors
Phone: 916-419-7111
Fax: 916-419-7747

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)
Steven Anderson
President and CEO
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
stopbiggovernment@pacificlegal.org

Mission: Pacific Legal Foundation is America’s trusted champion of constitutional rights, fighting and winning decisive actions in the courts of law and the court of public opinion to rescue liberty from the grasp of government power. PLF is distinguished for its winning record, its strong strategic sense of direction and its unwavering commitment to the principles of freedom. It is renowned for battling those who would tread on individual liberty; for confronting government bureaucrats who confiscate private property rights; for opposing government programs that grant special preferences on the basis of race and sex; and for challenging misguided environmental laws that degrade human values. DC Location: 300 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 888-6881 (202) 888-6885 (fax)
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Endangered Species Act • Clean Water Act • Economic liberties • Equal protection • Water rights • Land use
Phone: 415-989-0833
Fax: 415-989-2411

Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI)
Sally C. Pipes
President and CEO
101 Montgomery St
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, United States 94104
spipes@pacificresearch.org

Mission: Pacific Research Institute promotes the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Institute believes these principles are best encouraged through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government. By focusing on public policy issues such as education, the environment, economics, and social welfare, PRI strives to foster a better understanding of the principles of a free society among leaders in government, academia, the media, and the business community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Education reform • Technology studies • Environment • Business and economic studies
Phone: 937-228-7223
Fax: 937-226-1887

Parents Advancing Choice in Education, Inc. (PACE)
Bonnie E. Smith
Director of Programs
40 South Perry Street, Suite 120
Dayton, OH, United States 45402
georgeloney@pacedayton.org

Mission: PACE’s mission is to help families exercise choice for their children while helping schools to adopt strategies for educational improvement. PACE attempts to provide the most comprehensive resources for education.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 719-473-5430
Fax: 719-473-5435

Parents Challenge
Deborah Hendrix
Executive Director
115 North Union
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80909
info@parentschallenge.org

Mission: Parents Challenge is dedicated to improved academic achievement of all children, but especially those in low socio-economic circumstances who are performing at alarmingly and unacceptably poor levels. Since parents are the most important educators of and decision makers for their children, Parents Challenge informs, motivates, activates, and empowers them to become more engaged in and have more control over their children’s’ education with the goal and expectation that those children will make meaningful academic progress.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Parental involvement in education
Phone: 703-383-0908
Fax: 703-383-5288

Parents in Charge Foundation
Bill Wilson
Co-founder
9900 Main Street, Suite 303
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
info@picfoundation.org

Mission: Parents in Charge is dedicated to informing the public on issues affecting education at the state level and presenting alternative concepts of school and educational choice to the public, elected officials, and the media.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 213-403-1300
Fax: 213-403-1301

Parents Television Council
Tim Winter
President
707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2075
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90017
editor@parentstv.org

Mission: Established in 1995, the Hollywood-focused mission of the Parents Television Council (PTC) is to bring America’s demand for values-driven television programming to the entertainment industry. The Council offers private-sector solutions to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium. PTC agrees that parents have the greatest responsibility when it comes to monitoring the viewing habits of their children, but the Council challenges actors, writers, producers, musicians, game makers, and advertisers to get serious about the vital role they play in shaping America’s culture.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Restoring the “family hour” to prime time TV • Television ratings • Video games • Music • FCC issues pertaining to indecency
Phone: 414-263-2970
Fax: 414-263-2975

Partners Advancing Values in Education
Dave Steele
President and CEO
301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53203
mckinleyd@pave.org

Mission: Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) makes excellent educational opportunities possible for low-income families in Milwaukee, WI.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Schools • Scholarships for low-income children
Phone: 888-894-8400

The Philanthropic Enterprise
Lenore T. Ealy, Ph.D.
Executive Director
P.O. Box 4449
Carmel, IN, United States 46082
info@thephilanthropicenterprise.org

Mission: The Philanthropic Enterprise is a research and education institute that seeks to strengthen our understanding of the free society and how philanthropy and voluntary social cooperation promote human flourishing.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Culture, community, and demographic change ~ Civil Society ~ Economics of development
Phone: 202-822-8333
Fax: 202-822-8325

The Philanthropy Roundtable
Adam Meyerson
President
1120 20th Street NW Suite 550
Washington, DC, United States 20036
main@philanthropyroundtable.org

Mission: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, foundation trustees and staff, and corporate giving executives. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to help donors achieve their philanthropic intent, and to assist donors in advancing freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Marriage and family • War on terrorism • Environmental stewardship • Character-based social services • Public policy
Phone: 714-641-6913
Fax: 714-641-3128

Policy and Taxation Group
Patricia M. Soldano
President
1775 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 350
Washington, DC, United States 20006
pmsoldano@policyandtaxationgroup.com

Mission: The Policy and Taxation Group is dedicated to the repeal of the gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax and the elimination of the destructive effect that those taxes have on families, family businesses, job creation, the national economy, and government revenues. The organization advocates the repeal of the death tax through lobbying legislators and executive branch officials.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Permanent repeal of the estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes
Phone: 310-316-6888
Fax: 310-316-6888

Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education
John M. Malek
Founder and President
3128 Pacific Coast Highway, #16
Torrance, CA, United States 90505
pafere@cox.net

Mission: The mission of the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education is to propagate the understanding of basic economics by explaining the relationship between the human nature and economic mechanisms and phenomena; debunking economic myths while proposing alternatives enlightened by economic facts and principles; showing the role of freedom, individual responsibility, market order, as well as limited government under rule of law; and exposing the role of ethics in reducing socio-economic problems such as unemployment and poverty and in the achievement of a better quality life.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government • Free markets • Promotion and sponsorship of original writings as well as translation into Polish of great thinkers
Phone: 704-779-2824
Fax: 704-896-0788

Political Economy Research Institute
Gerald Epstein
Director
418 N. Pleasant St., Suite A
Amherst, MA, United States 01002
jacksommer@aol.com

Mission: The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) seeks to foster the growth of individual liberty and personal responsibility by supporting the early careers of scholars dedicated to the exploration of these subjects. PERI’s “Legacy of Liberty” Fellowship program is the vehicle for delivering this support.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Restoration of meaning in higher education • Promotion of greater public understanding of science • Developing rationales and processes for privatizing public services
Phone: 540-622-5240
Fax: 540-622-2728

Population Research Institute
Steven W. Mosher
President
1190 Progress Drive, Suite 2D
PO Box 1559
Front Royal, VA, United States 22630
pri@pop.org

Mission: Population Research Institute is dedicated to stopping human rights abuses committed in the name of “family planning” and, through research and education, to dispelling the myth of “overpopulation.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Stem cell research • Ending abusive family planning programs • Mexico City policy • Federal marriage amendment
Phone: 877-478-0100
Fax: 703-834-3658

Prison Fellowship Ministries
James Ackerman
President and Chief Executive Officer
44180 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA, United States 20176
mark_earley@pfm.org

Mission: The mission of Prison Fellowship Ministries is to exhort, equip, and assist churches in their ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families and in churches’ promotion of biblical standards of justice in the criminal justice system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Prisoner reentry • Faith-based and community initiative • Sentencing reform
Phone: 202-289-8928
Fax: 202-289-6079

The Progress & Freedom Foundation
W. Kenneth Ferree
President
1444 Eye Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20005
mail@pff.org

Mission: The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) studies technology and its implications for public policy. The Foundation believes the digital revolution is creating changes in society that cause power to migrate away from large, centralized institutions and to move closer to the people; in that sense, the digital revolution inherently favors personal freedom. PFF’s public policy studies examine the implications of this phenomenon for government with an eye toward producing government structures that are smaller, less bureaucratic, and less intrusive in cultural and economic affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Telecommunications policy • First Amendment, encryption, and privacy • Market structure of the communications industry • Competition in electric energy • Medical innovation and regulation • Intellectual property • E-commerce • Social implications of the digital revolution
Phone: 202-543-4110
Fax: 202-543-5975

Project 21
David Ridenour
President
20 F Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20001
project21@nationalcenter.org

Mission: Project 21 is a leadership network of black conservatives dedicated to working with the media and the black community to recognize and foster diversity of political opinion in the African-American community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Environmental justice/overregulation • Morality/integrity • Civil rights/affirmative action • Judiciary • Election reform
Phone: 901-843-3661

Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy
Daniel Cullen
Director
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN, United States 38112
cullen@rhodes.edu

Mission: The Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy aims to unite the purposes of liberal education and civic education by fostering teaching and research on American ideas and institutions and their sources in the tradition of Western political thought and practice.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *constitutionalism *rule of law *democracy *civil society *political philosophy *first principles *political and economic thought
Phone: 847-729-3298
Fax: 847-729-9744

Project Reality
Libby Gray Macke
Director
1701 East Lake Avenue, Suite 371
Glenview, IL, United States 60025
info@projectreality.org

Mission: Since 1985, Project Reality has been at the forefront of the national field of adolescent health education with the promotion of abstinence-centered programs in the public schools. Its mission is to give a positive presentation of the benefits of abstinence through curricula, presentations and materials in order to help teens choose abstinence from sexual activity and from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Project Reality’s values- and character-based curricula emphasize abstinence until marriage as the best choice and the healthiest lifestyle for adolescents.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abstinence-until-marriage education • Expanding the Illinois Abstinence Coalition • Expanding the National Abstinence Clearinghouse Coalition • Power of Abstinence seminars for adults • Reality Check youth rallies • Media promotion of abstinence until marriage • Drug and alcohol abuse
Phone: 601-956-8636

Pro-Life Mississippi
Judy Batson
President
114 Office Park Plaza, Suite B
Jackson, MS, United States 39206
plm@prolifemississippi.org

Mission: Pro-Life Mississippi is an organization of diverse and caring Christians. We are drawn together by our commitment to the sanctity of human life from fertilization to natural death. On behalf of those who cannont speak for themselves, we are a voice against abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research. Our concern is to reach the state with the truth about these issues by educating its citizens, influencing political change within the government of Mississippi and taking the pro-life message directly to those who threaten innocent life. The key to the success of our mission is to work with the churches of Mississippi in action against these sins.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Abortion ~ Euthanasia ~ Infanticide ~ Stem Cell Research ~ Cloning ~ Contraceptive Pills
Phone: 406-587-9591
Fax: 406-586-7555

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)
Reed Watson
Executive Director
2048 Analysis Drive, Suite A
Bozeman, MT, United States 59718
perc@perc.org

Mission: PERC is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets. PERC is motivated by three basic principles: private property rights and markets encourage stewardship of resources; government control and government subsidies often degrade the environment; and polluters should be liable for harm they cause others.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Endangered species ~Public land management ~Water and air pollution ~Community management of natural resources ~Environmental education ~Environmental entrepreneurs
Phone: 518-696-5748

Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.
Carol W. LaGrasse
President and Founder
PO Box 75
Stoney Creek, NY, United States 12878
lagrasse@prfamerica.org

Mission: The mission of the Property Rights Foundation of America is to defend and enhance private property rights to the fullest extent, as guaranteed in the United States Constitution.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Zoning and building codes • National Heritage Areas • Conservation easements and land trusts • Biosphere reserve • Eminent domain • Government land acquisition and rural depopulation
Phone: 703-242-3575
Fax: 703-242-3579

Public Service Research Foundation
David Y. Denholm
President
320-D Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA, United States 22180
info@psrf.org

Mission: Public Service Research Foundation (PSRF) is an independent research and educational organization studying the impact of unions in government on government and union special interest influence on public policy. It conducts and sponsors research on unionism, publishes Government Union Review, a quarterly journal, and distributes information through exhibits at conventions of public officials. PSRF supports and encourages professional educator groups as an alternative to teacher unionism, provides speakers for meetings of business, civic and political groups and provides information to news media.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Public-sector unionism • Public-sector collective bargaining • Prevailing wage laws • Union influence on public policy • Teacher union influence on education • Compulsory unionism
Phone: 202-525-5717

R Street Institute
Eli Lehrer
President
1050 17th ST NW STE 1150
Third Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20036
elehrer@rstreet.org

Mission: R Street supports free markets; limited, effective government; and responsible environmental stewardship. It strives to craft pragmatic solutions to domestic policy challenges involving regulation, public health, the environment, entitlements reform, and the federal budget.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Free Markets
Phone: 717-238-1878

REACH Foundation
Otto V. Banks
Executive Director
PO Box 1283
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17108
eloudenslager@paschoolchoice.org

Mission: REACH (Road to Educational Achievement through CHoice) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of educational options available to families in Pennsylvania so that each child is able to attend a school that best fits his/her needs. REACH is working to educate the media, parents, and elected officials on other ways to give parents a choice in their child’s education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 310-391-2245
Fax: 310-391-4395

Reason Foundation
David Nott
President
5737 Mesmer Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90230-6316
david.nott@reason.org

Mission: Reason Foundation is a national research and educational organization. Its purpose is to advance the ideas of individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. The world leader in privatization, Reason is known for practical and innovative public policy ideas that emphasize competition, transparency, and accountability for results. It conducts extensive research on issues of California and federal law and policy. Through cutting-edge policy research and the nationally recognized magazine, Reason, the Foundation uses journalism and public policy to change the frameworks and actions of policymakers, journalists, and opinion leaders.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Privatization • Budgets and fiscal reform • Surface transportation • K–12 education • Housing and land use • Environmental policy
Phone: 540-370-4200

Religious Freedom Coalition
William J. Murray
Chairman
PO Box 77511
Washington, DC, United States 20013
wmurray@rfcnet.org

Mission: The Religious Freedom Coalition (RFC) is a social conservative advocacy organization that works to inform the Congress and general public of alternatives to the liberal agenda. RFC holds the Bible as being the highest standard to which government can be held and maintains that the church, not big government, is the answer to most social problems.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protecting children, born and unborn • Protecting the right of citizens to pray at public events • Protecting religious symbols from secular destruction • Preserving the family as the basic social unit • Saving America’s children from the public school system • Stopping the homosexual and feminist agenda from overtaking American families
Phone: 703-766-6360
Fax: 703-766-6501

RetireSafe
Thair Phillips
President
1616 H Street N.W., #902
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@retiresafe.org

Mission: RetireSafe is a grassroots action network promoting dynamic, pro-growth solutions to America’s retirement security challenges. This grassroots network consists of all generations of citizens, united in the belief that more choice and control over their retirement will produce prosperity for young and old. It seeks retirement security through policies that encourage economic growth, wealth creation, and individual choice and control. Central to this is the ownership of retirement assets and the ability to pass those assets from generation to generation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security • Medicare • Financial and savings security • Health Savings Accounts • Tax reform
Phone: 815-964-5053
Fax: 815-964-9403

Rockford Institute
Dr. Thomas Fleming
President
928 North Main Street
Rockford, IL, United States 61103
info@rockfordinstitute.org

Mission: The Rockford Institute’s chief activity is the publication of the monthly magazine, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. In addition, the Institute operates an op-ed service, a summer school, a speakers bureau, and an audiotape lecture series; holds regular conferences throughout the year at home and abroad, including the John Randolph Club; and publishes several books annually.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Classical education • Authentic federalism • America-first economic and foreign policy • Insurgent Islam • The restoration of Christendom • The primacy of the family
Phone: 231-972-5590
Fax: 231-972-8078

The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Annette Y. Kirk
President
PO Box 4
Mecosta, MI, United States 49332
info@kirkcenter.org

Mission: Continuing in the tradition of the American writer and thinker Russell Kirk, the Center’s mission is to strengthen the foundations—cultural, economic, and religious—of Western civilization and the American experience within it. Its programs and publications have a particular focus on moral imagination and right reason. They celebrate and defend the “permanent things”—all that makes human life worth living, particularly the bedrock principles that have traditionally supported and maintained the health of society’s central institutions—family, church, and school.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 434-978-3888
Fax: 434-978-1789

The Rutherford Institute
John Whitehead
President
PO Box 7482
Charlottesville, VA, United States 22906
staff@rutherford.org

Mission: Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated. The Institute has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world. The Institute’s mission is twofold: to provide legal services in the defense of religious and civil liberties and to educate the public on important issues affecting their constitutional freedoms.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom of speech • Freedom of religion • Sanctity of human life • School choice • Right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure • Rights within the workplace
Phone: 317-472-2050
Fax: 317-925-0679

Sagamore Institute for Policy Research
Jay Hein
President
2902 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46208
info@sipr.org

Mission: The mission of the Sagamore Institute is to provide high-quality, independent research and analysis, developing innovative and collaborative approaches to issues of public significance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil society • Education reform • Immigration • Criminal justice policy • Global trade
Phone: 703-920-2744
Fax: 408-715-5657

The Science and Environmental Policy Project
S. Fred Singer
President
1600 South Eads Street, Suite 712-S
Arlington, VA, United States 22202-2907
comments@sepp.org

Mission: The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) is an international association of mainly physical scientists and engineers concerned with the responsible use of scientific information in the development of environmental policies. SEEP publishes scientific reports, holds briefings, and issues a weekly e-mail bulletin to some 2,000 addresses.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Climate change • Control of greenhouse gases • Energy policy • Future energy sources • Nuclear radiation effects • Nuclear terrorism threats
Phone: 228-990-7246
Fax: 228-875-2613

Second Amendment and Firearms Education
Aletta Viola Donigan
President
1816 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, MS, United States 39564
aletta@artrageousdesign.com

Mission:
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Firearms training and education to women and children
Phone: 425-454-7012
Fax: 425-451-3959

Second Amendment Foundation
Alan Gottlieb
Founder
James Madison Building
12500 NE Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA, United States 98005
adminforweb@saf.org

Mission: The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about America’s constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, SAF carries out many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Right to keep and bear arms • Gun control • Crime • Self defense • Homeland security
Phone: 800-325-9891

The Seniors Coalition
Joanne T. Leon
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
1250 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 200
Washington, DC, United States 20036
tsc@senior.org

Mission: The Seniors Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan, education, and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of America’s senior citizens at both the state and federal levels. Its mission is to protect the quality of life and economic well being that older Americans have earned, while supporting common sense solutions to the challenges of the future. The Coalition was founded as a public advocacy group during the fight to repeal the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in 1989. Since then, it has grown rapidly and expanded its advocacy to include a wide range of other important issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Medicare • Social Security • Long-term care • Pharmaceutical issues • Tax reform • Regulatory reform • FDA drug approval • Low-cost generic drugs
Phone: 703-242-5840
Fax: 703-242-5841

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO
301 Maple Avenue West Suite 690
Vienna, VA, United States 22180
membership@sbecouncil.org

Mission: The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) works to influence legislation and policies that help to create a favorable and productive environment for small businesses and entrepreneurship. By educating policymakers, legislators, the media and the public about the critical role that small businesses play in the economy—and how government actions can positively or negatively affect the small business community—SBE Council strives to establish a solid public policy foundation upon which entrepreneurial activity and small businesses can survive and flourish.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes and spending • Health care • Trade • Regulation • Energy and environment • Telecommunications and the Internet
Phone: 510-885-2640
Fax: 510-885-4222

Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies
Dr. Stephen Shmanske
Director
College of Business and Economics
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA, United States 94542
charles.baird@csueastbay.edu

Mission: The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies seeks to foster a better understanding of classical liberalism among college students and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tax reform • Labor law reform • State spending limits
Phone: 419-372-2536
Fax: 419-372-8738

Social Philosophy and Policy Center
Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Executive Director
Bowling Green State University
225 Troupe Avenue
Bowling Green, OH, United States 43403
mdilsav@bgsu.edu

Mission: The Social Philosophy and Policy Center is dedicated to the examination of public policy issues from a philosophical perspective. It is distinctive in its focus upon the ethical aspects of public policy questions. This emphasis reflects the belief that policy questions cannot be adequately addressed by empirical investigation alone. Factual research can reveal the optimal or efficient policy by which certain public ends can be attained, yet the validity of those ends is still open to question from an ethical standpoint. The methodology of the Center is interdisciplinary, in that ethical analysis is informed by the results of economics, jurisprudence, and political science.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Tax policy • American historiography • Property rights • Welfare reform • Economic policy
Phone: 510-965-9700
Fax: 510-965-9701

State Policy Network (SPN)
Tracie Sharp
President
1655 North Fort Myer Drive Suite 360
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
sharp@spn.org

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: 917-635-2081

Statistical Assessment Service
Trevor Butterworth
Executive Director
68 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY, United States 11201

Mission: The Statistical Assessment Service (or STATS) is a research organization dedicated to improving public understanding of scientific and statistical information. STATS monitors and evaluates research information at its source, consults journalists about the methodology and possible controversy behind particular research, matches journalists to appropriate experts, informs the policymaking debate, and educates journalists about sound research practice in preparing for tomorrow’s stories.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Misrepresentation of scientific data • Health scares • Crime and youth violence • Environment • Biotechnology • Urban myths and legends • Gender issues • Drug use and abuse • Polls and surveys
Phone: 888-527-3321

Students for Academic Freedom
Sara Dogan
National Campus Director
PO Box 1623
Ballwin, MO, United States 63011
sara@studentsforacademicfreedom.org

Mission: Students for Academic Freedom is a movement dedicated to the ideas that a university is an educational institution not a political party, that its resources and authority should be used for learning and the pursuit of knowledge—not to indoctrinate students in a political ideology, and that the principles of academic freedom and a good education require that students have access to a diversity of viewpoints in courses, in required reading texts, and in campus activities programs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic freedom • Education
Phone: 202-464-6200
Fax: 202-464-6201

The Tax Foundation
Scott A. Hodge
President
1325 G Street NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC, United States 20005
tf@taxfoundation.org

Mission: The Tax Foundation, founded in 1937, is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that monitors fiscal issues at all levels of government. Serving as a national clearinghouse for providing citizens with a better understanding of their tax system and the effects of tax policy, the Foundation analyzes data from all levels of government, explores the effect of tax policy on businesses and individuals alike, and channels this information to the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate and individual income taxes • Excise taxes • Federal tax and budget reform/cuts/compliance • International taxation • State taxes and state allocation of federal taxes • Tax Freedom Day
Phone: 202-546-8500
Fax: 202-546-8511

Taxpayers for Common Sense
Ryan Alexander
President
651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
ryan@taxpayer.net

Mission: Taxpayers for Common Sense is an independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *taxes *earmarks *spending *corporate welfare *waste
Phone: 920-434-3100
Fax: 920-434-4177

Taxpayers Network, Inc. (TNI)
Amy McGee Polasky
Executive Director
721 Cardinal Lane, Suite 105
Green Bay, WI, United States 54313
mail@taxpayersnetwork.org

Mission: TNI is a non-profit organization educating America’s citizens about a common sense, free enterprise system with economic opportunity and limited government. Founded in 1992 with the intent to bring selected public policy ideas from the east coast think tanks to the Midwest, TNI is now a nationwide organization with some 90,000 members in 47 states. TNI works to educate its members, citizen groups, the general public, and elected officials about pressing issues in public policy and solutions to public policy problems.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform
Phone: 847-256-8476
Fax: 847-256-8482

TEACH America
Patrick J. Keleher, Jr.
President
Georgetown Square
522 Fourth Street
Wilmette, IL, United States 60091
teach522@aol.com

Mission: TEACH America was created in 1990 as a non-profit organization to implement consumer-driven, family-centered solutions to chronic education problems. A national coalition—bipartisan and multi-ethnic—of parents, community and business leaders, educators, and general taxpayers, it develops and leads public policy initiatives on issues such as parental choice, parental rights, charter schools, privatization, alternative teacher certification, teacher formation and development, teacher private practice, applied education ethics, and private school scholarships (through its FOCUS —Family Options for Children Urban Scholarships—Fund division).
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • School finance and taxes • Privately funded scholarships • Issues in higher education • Teacher private practice
Phone: 509-482-2868
Fax: 509-482-7994

Teen-Aid, Inc.
LeAnna Benn
National Director
723 East Jackson
Spokane, WA, United States 99207
teenaid@teen-aid.org

Mission: Teen-Aid is a non-profit organization started in 1981 for the specific purpose of reducing out-of-wedlock teen pregnancies and their many consequences. It supports abstinence education, which stresses character development and connection to parents. Teen-Aid produces curricula materials for public and private schools as well as offering materials developed by others but which still convey the skills and integrity of abstinence, fidelity, and character.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: AIDS - A.B.C.D. Policy • Abstinence • Marriage • Comprehensive sex education • Evaluation on best practices
Phone: 706-367-1334
Fax: 706-367-2502

TeenPact Leadership School
Peter Martin
CEO
610 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 700
Richmond, VA, United States 23236
knowmore@teenpact.com

Mission: TeenPact’s major objective is to break down the intimidation that many have about involvement in our civil government. TeenPact wants students to see that the future of our country is dependent upon their involvement. Participants in TeenPact’s programs learn the basics of parliamentary procedure and debate, write bills and work to see them passed by TeenPact Legislative sessions, and are introduced to and learn their way around our nation’s state capitals. TeenPacters are given the opportunity not only to hear presentations by important and influential people in their states but also to interact with them personally.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Training and educating young people in civic education • Establishing distant learning courses in government and politics • Starting C. S. Lewis Societies on college campuses in cooperation with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Phone: 956-519-4200

The Libre Initiative
Daniel Garza
Executive Director
3805 Plantation Grove Boulevard
Suite 51
Mission, TX, United States 78572
info@thelibreinitiative.com

Mission: Founded in 2011, The LIBRE Initiative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America. LIBRE is dedicated to informing the U.S. Hispanic community about the benefits of a constitutionally limited government, property rights, rule of law, sound money supply and free enterprise through a variety of community events, research and policy initiatives that protect our economic freedom. Our mission is to equip the Hispanic community with the tools they need to be prosperous. We are committed to developing a network of Hispanic pro-liberty activists across the United States so that our message reaches every corner of the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Education * Immigration * Economic Growth * Jobs * Poverty * Overregulation * Tax Policy * Healthcare * Government Cronyism *
Phone: 541-347-1517
Fax: 305-422-0379

Thoreau Institute
Randal O'Toole
Director/Economist
PO Box 1590
Bandon, OR, United States 97411
rot@ti.org

Mission: The Thoreau Institute seeks solutions to environmental problems that rely on markets and incentives rather than bureaucracy and big government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Land-use planning • Urban transportation • National forest management • National park management • Wildlife and endangered species
Phone: 972-298-1811
Fax: 972-572-1515

The Today Foundation
Gary Griffith
President
8150 North Central Expressway Suite 1900 – South Tower
Dallas, TX, United States 75206
info@todayfoundation.org

Mission: The Today Foundation’s mission is improving the quality of life for all Americans. This is accomplished by investing the Foundation’s resources in programs designed to either expand the opportunity for everyone to participate in the American dream or to remove the barriers that prevent someone from doing so.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educational reform • Anti-crime initiatives • Drug-prevention • Technology • Tax reform • Dallas Children’s Scholarship Fund
Phone: 202-547-8570
Fax: 202-546-6403

Traditional Values Coalition
Rev. Lou Sheldon
Chairman
139 C Street, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
tvcwashdc@traditionalvalues.org

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: 202-546-7079

U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation
Dane vonBreichenruchardt
President
263 Kentucky Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
usbor@aol.com

Mission: The U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation is a non-partisan public interest advocacy organization seeking remedies at law on targeted legal issues that contravene the Bill of Rights and related constitutional law. The Foundation offers legal counsel and representation to affected public and private entities and supplemental expert legal consulting to principal counselors including research, strategy development, brief preparations, oral arguments, and filings of amicus curiae briefs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Second Amendment • Civil asset forfeiture • Property rights • First Amendment • Privacy • Regulatory reform
Phone: 202-833-0100
Fax: 202-833-0108

U.S. English Foundation
Mauro E. Mujica
Chairman and CEO
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 930
Washington, DC, United States 20015
info@usenglish.org

Mission: The U.S. English Foundation has several missions: to help improve the teaching of English to immigrants—to allow them to enjoy the economic opportunities available in this country; to study language policy and its effects around the world—so that the lessons learned through the experiences of other countries can be applied to the United States; and to raise public awareness through the media about the importance of our common language.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal defense of official English issues • Promotion of innovative and effective English language teaching programs • Research on topics including immigration, language learning and assimilation
Phone: 703-383-0907
Fax: 703-383-5288

U.S. Term Limits
Philip Blumel
President
9900 Main Street, Suite 303
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
info@ustl.org

Mission: Focusing on Congress and state legislatures, U.S. Term Limits is an issue advocacy organization that provides information to the public on officeholders’ and candidates’ positions on term limits and their willingness to limit their own terms. The organization also works to restore citizen control of government by limiting the terms of politicians at the local, state, and congressional levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Term Limits
Phone: 202-457-1700
Fax: 202-429-6063

United States Institute of Peace
Nancy Lindborg
President
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, United States 20037
usiprequests@usip.org

Mission: The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, non-partisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including grants, fellowships, conferences and workshops, library services, publications, and other educational activities. The Institute’s board of directors is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 760-788-6624
Fax: 760-788-6414

United States Justice Foundation
Joe Miller
Executive Director
932 D Street, Suite 2
Ramona, CA, United States 92065
info@usjf.net

Mission: The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) is a non-profit, public interest, legal action organization dedicated to litigating and instructing, informing, and educating the public on significant legal issues confronting America. USJF has contributed directly and indirectly to legal defense efforts in many celebrated cases involving fundamental conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Parental rights • Property rights • First Amendment rights of pro-life picketers • Privacy rights • Government harassment of government critics • Constitution
Phone: 817-441-6044
Fax: 817-441-6866

WallBuilders
David Barton
President and Founder
PO Box 397
Aledo, TX, United States 76008
info@wallbuilders.com

Mission: WallBuilders’ goal is to exert direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of the country, providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies that reflect Biblical values, and encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Judicial restraint • Family • Education
Phone: 314-935-5630
Fax: 314-935-5688

Weidenbaum Center
Steven S. Smith
Director
Washington University
Campus Box 1027 One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO, United States 63130
smith@wc.wustl.edu

Mission: The mission of the Weidenbaum Center is to improve public understanding of the private enterprise system in a global context, thereby fostering a policy environment within which the U.S. market economy can prosper. This mission is accomplished by providing relevant, timely, and credible research on American business and the private enterprise system. Weidenbaum’s research efforts are focused on four primary program areas: regulation, environment, global marketplace, and management issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Climate change • Environmental federalism • Reform of environmental regulation • Regulatory budgeting/accounting • Regulatory reform • Effects of trade side agreements
Phone: 303-679-0980
Fax: 303-679-0985

World Economic Processing Zones Association (WEPZA)
Jean-Paul Gauthier
Secretary-General
PO Box 3808
Evergreen, CO, United States 80437-3808
director@wepza.org

Mission: WEPZA is the private non-profit World Association of Economic Processing Zones and Free Trade Zones. An independent association dedicated to the improvement of the efficiency of all economic processing zones, it has 47 members operating 150 industrial free zone sites in 42 countries.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic processing zones • Market research • Trade • International tax policy
Phone: 703-318-9608
Fax: 703-318-9122

Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson
President
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191
yaf@yaf.org

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