Learn more about how the State Policy Network aids ALEC and spins disinformation in the states.
The Granite Institute(GI) is a right-wing advocacy group based in Concord, New Hampshire. It is a member of the State Policy Network, a web of state pressure groups that denote themselves as "think tanks" and drive a right-wing agenda in statehouses nationwide. GI focuses its activities on expanding charter schools and on finding solutions to the heroin crisis in New Hampshire.
Granite Institute runs Granite Action, a 501 (c)4 nonprofit run by Ovide Lamontagne, a prominent republican in New Hampshire. Lamontagne is the only employee listed working at the organization. According to a report by NH1 News, Granite Action "will support the Granite Institute, which 'was recently created as a conservative think tank for New Hampshire.'"
As of September 2016, Granite Institute does not have an IRS 990 to review on either Citizen Audit or GuideStar so its financials are unknown.
As of September 2016: 
- J. Scott Moody, M.A., Chief Executive Officer
- Dr. Jody Underwood, Education Fellow
- Catherine Konieczny, Research Associate
Board of Directors
As of September 2016:
- Harold Turner, Chairman of the Board
Note: As of September 2016, the other board members are unknown.
PO Box 125
Woodsville, NH 03785
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