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Learn more about how the State Policy Network aids ALEC and spins disinformation in the states.

SPN 2009 Funding is a breakout of the article on the State Policy Network (SPN). Please see State Policy Network for more.

Below is information from SPN's 2009 IRS Form 990:[1]

Revenue: $4,480,054

Expenses: $3,828,346

Net Assets: $2,672,883

However, combined revenues of SPN itself along with its then-58 member state think tanks (there were 59 member state think tanks in 2010, 2011, and 2012) was $64.2 million, according to a review of the groups' IRS forms 990 by CMD. Please see the chart below for more. When combined with the revenue of Heartland Institute, an SPN associate member that also focuses largely on state issues, the combined revenue in 2009 was $71 million.

State Think Tank 2009 Total Revenue 2009 Total Expenses 2009 Net Assets
NATIONAL State Policy Network $4,480,054 $3,828,346 $2,672,883
Alabama Alabama Policy Institute $1,106,954 $1,112,979 $632,334
Alaska Alaska Policy Forum $63,405 $20,501 $42,904
Arizona Goldwater Institute $2,540,977 $2,681,328 $4,557,541
Arkansas Arkansas Policy Foundation $132,054 $134,857 $1,911
California Pacific Research Institute $4,707,728 $4,962,507 $4,834,041
Colorado Independence Institute $1,469,690 $1,527,047 $2,403,353
Connecticut Yankee Institute for Public Policy $465,531 $402,778 $174,763
Delaware Caesar Rodney Institute $259,138 $206,242 $55,667
Florida James Madison Institute $909,458 $874,987 $411,208
Georgia Georgia Public Policy Foundation $583,209 $634,818 $87,759
Hawaii Grassroot Institute of Hawaii $387,191 $519,000 $211,900
Idaho Idaho Freedom Foundation $369,377 $218,275 $151,202
Illinois Illinois Policy Institute $1,469,110 $1,327,172 $117,757
Indiana Indiana Policy Review Foundation $153,231 $159,179 $40,519
Iowa Public Interest Institute $1,661,139 $530,950 $6,589,672
Kansas Kansas Policy Institute $601,224 $527,245 $179,660
Kentucky Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions $430,686 $422,875 $196,526
Louisiana Pelican Institute for Public Policy $377,978 $215,938 $26,432
Maine Maine Heritage Policy Center $1,306,093 $1,291,520 $298,968
Maryland Calvert Institute for Policy Research
Maryland Maryland Public Policy Institute $376,543 $320,252 $264,135
Massachusetts Pioneer Institute $1,372,090 $1,342,630 $1,715,824
Michigan Mackinac Center for Public Policy $3,310,018 $3,377,168 $7,345,742
Minnesota Center of the American Experiment $744,556 $658,994 -$82,434
Minnesota Freedom Foundation of Minnesota $549,963 $335,375 $193,332
Mississippi Mississippi Center for Public Policy $725,007 $740,824 $45,279
Missouri Show-Me Institute $1,931,999 $1,764,858 $295,333
Montana Montana Policy Institute $242,105 $347,747 $104,632
Nebraska Platte Institute for Economic Research $441,844 $412,490 $33,924
Nevada Nevada Policy Research Institute $659,931 $631,363 $945,002
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy $315,887 $323,502 $103,124
New Jersey Common Sense Institute $5,000 $775 $4,225
New Jersey Solutions for New Jersey, Inc. $0 $1,080 -$1,255
New Mexico Rio Grande Foundation $262,253 $442,884 $16,500
New York Empire Center for New York State Policy (project of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Inc.) $6,128,425 $8,352,484 $13,162,062
North Carolina John Locke Foundation $3,624,086 $3,549,208 $301,730
North Carolina John William Pope Civitas Institute $1,066,592 $1,551,161 $457,628
North Dakota North Dakota Policy Council $209,833 $239,089 $68,764
Ohio Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions $878,745 $655,685 $69,008
Oklahoma Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs $1,062,784 $1,064,986 $2,217,243
Oregon Cascade Policy Institute $912,019 $981,683 $470,969
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Foundation $1,032,887 $1,125,595 $308,086
Rhode Island Ocean State Policy Research Institute $243,599 $243,140 $15,487
South Carolina South Carolina Policy Council $1,426,970 $1,257,078 $933,071
South Dakota Great Plains Public Policy Institute
Tennessee Tennessee Center for Policy Research $463,320 $583,135 $35,701
Texas Texas Public Policy Foundation $3,223,804 $3,026,663 $2,143,756
Utah Sutherland Institute $1,335,989 $1,273,550 $214,469
Vermont Ethan Allen Institute $146,885 $170,157 $90,497
Virginia Thomas Jefferson Institute $224,363 $266,545 $42,815
Virginia Virginia Institute for Public Policy $319,528 $321,183 $79,899
Washington Evergreen Freedom Foundation $2,338,192 $2,686,930 $1,249,633
Washington Washington Policy Center $1,149,317 $1,661,953 $2,516,590
West Virginia Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia $61,183 $111,282 $17,522
Wisconsin MacIver Institute for Public Policy $584,944 $384,756 $370,951
Wisconsin Wisconsin Policy Research Institute $884,047 $670,575 $2,321,307
Wyoming Wyoming Liberty Group $733,133 $789,044 -$40,922
TOTAL SPN + 58 $64,186,341 $63,849,013 $62,003,211

(Data is based on organizations' IRS tax filing years, which may or may not correspond to calendar years.)

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  1. State Policy Network, 2009 Form 990, form filed with the IRS, Guidestar non-profit organizational profile, accessed November 2012.
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