SPN 2010 Funding

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SPN 2010 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 2010 IRS Form 990:[1]

Revenue
Primary Revenue: $4,749,695
Other Revenue: $62,818
Total Revenue: $4,812,513

Expenses
Program Expenses: $766,175
Administrative Expenses: $863,178
Fundraising Expenses: $920,056
Total Functional Expenses: $3,941,133

Net Assets: $3,534,009

However, combined revenues of SPN itself along with its (then) 59 member state think tanks was $76.1 million, according to a review of the groups' IRS forms 990 by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). 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 2010 was $82.2 million.

State Think Tank 2010 Total Revenue 2010 Total Expenses 2010 Net Assets
NATIONAL State Policy Network $4,812,513 $3,941,113 $3,534,009
Alabama Alabama Policy Institute $1,100,517 $1,110,437 $576,881
Alaska Alaska Policy Forum $291,683 $126,590
Arizona Goldwater Institute $3,299,424 $3,506,634 $4,380,969
Arkansas Arkansas Policy Foundation $112,608 $113,327 $1,192
California Pacific Research Institute $3,923,123 $5,257,310 $3,601,719
Colorado Independence Institute $1,965,509 $1,963,635 $2,417,013
Connecticut Yankee Institute for Public Policy $582,392 $534,620 $222,535
Delaware Caesar Rodney Institute $319,768 $275,875 $99,560
Florida James Madison Institute $1,785,368 $1,107,183* $1,089,392
Georgia Georgia Public Policy Foundation $570,780 $611,182 $47,357
Hawaii Grassroot Institute of Hawaii $519,209 $495,469 $235,640
Idaho Idaho Freedom Foundation $494,134 $356,081 $289,255
Illinois Illinois Policy Institute $1,791,057 $1,732,183 $176,631
Indiana Indiana Policy Review Foundation $114,700 $147,629 $7,589
Iowa Public Interest Institute $1,119,463 $510,401 $7,198,734
Kansas Kansas Policy Institute $687,796 $683,675 $183,781
Kentucky Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions $400,403 $374,062 $212,718**
Louisiana Pelican Institute for Public Policy $435,450 $371,682 $90,200
Maine Maine Heritage Policy Center $1,071,606 $1,153,631 $216,943
Maryland Calvert Institute for Policy Research
Maryland Free State Foundation $489,458 $347,033 $832,420
Maryland Maryland Public Policy Institute $390,118 $372,190 $282,063
Massachusetts Pioneer Institute $1,255,039 $1,475,754 $2,040,246
Michigan Mackinac Center for Public Policy $3,511,159 $3,401,252 $7,581,106
Minnesota Center of the American Experiment $711,473 $651,873 -$22,834
Minnesota Freedom Foundation of Minnesota $280,704 $468,104* $5,932
Mississippi Mississippi Center for Public Policy $585,755 $726,949 $352,938
Missouri Show-Me Institute $1,695,988 $1,574,040 $417,281
Montana Montana Policy Institute $593,452 $428,425 $269,659
Nebraska Platte Institute for Economic Research $564,483 $464,873 $133,534
Nevada Nevada Policy Research Institute $776,450 $654,447 $1,072,828
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy $228,770 $241,723 $87,642
New Jersey Common Sense Institute $275,020 $147,351 $131,894
New Jersey Solutions for New Jersey $54,227 $47,786 $6,121
New Mexico Rio Grande Foundation $450,785 $421,834 $45,451
New York Empire Center for New York State Policy (project of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research) $11,509,408 $12,415,804 $12,112,938
North Carolina John Locke Foundation $3,898,632 $3,644,714 $555,648
North Carolina John William Pope Civitas Institute $1,384,584 $1,599,000 $255,763
North Dakota North Dakota Policy Council
Ohio Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions $819,385 $531,271 $357,122
Oklahoma Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs $1,385,424 $1,412,168 $2,205,719
Oregon Cascade Policy Institute $988,404 $976,227 $483,146
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Foundation $1,369,386 $1,247,489 $429,983
Rhode Island Ocean State Policy Research Institute $253,975 $127,692 $141,770
South Carolina South Carolina Policy Council $1,248,397 $1,391,461 $790,007
South Dakota Great Plains Public Policy Institute
Tennessee Beacon Center of Tennessee $608,125 $360,582 $283,244
Texas Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute $867,632 $595,976 $608,653**
Texas Texas Public Policy Foundation $4,674,836 $3,390,188 $3,428,404
Utah Sutherland Institute $1,453,952 $1,321,873 $346,548
Vermont Ethan Allen Institute $160,370 $180,953 $63,247
Virginia Thomas Jefferson Institute $306,376 $298,312 $50,869
Virginia Virginia Institute for Public Policy $210,020 $204,821 $51,932
Washington Freedom Foundation of Washington $2,680,800 $2,676,198 $1,262,939
Washington Washington Policy Center $1,500,932 $1,889,632 $2,203,342
West Virginia Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia $35,011 $49,413 $3,120
Wisconsin MacIver Institute for Public Policy $404,334 $496,830 $278,455
Wisconsin Wisconsin Policy Research Institute $1,821,093 $1,748,844 $2,393,556
Wyoming Wyoming Liberty Group $1,253,526 $1,265,513 -$52,909
TOTAL SPN + 59 $76,094,986 $73,621,334 $66,071,895
* Data given on 2010 and 2011 Forms 990 is contradictory. This figure is from the 2010 Form 990.
** Data given on 2010 and 2011 Forms 990 is contradictory. This figure is from the 2011 Form 990.

(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, 2010 Form 990, form filed with the IRS, Guidestar non-profit organizational profile, accessed August 18, 2011.
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