SPN 2011 Funding

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SPN 2011 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 2011 IRS Form 990:[1]

Revenue: $5,160,138

Expenses: $5,031,961

Net Assets: $3,641,643

However, combined incomplete revenues of SPN itself along with its (then) 59 member state think tanks was $83.2 million, according to a review of the groups' IRS forms 990 by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) in November 2013. 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 2011 was $87.8 million.

State Think Tank 2011 Total Revenue 2011 Total Expenses 2011 Net Assets
NATIONAL State Policy Network $5,160,138 $5,031,961 $3,641,643
Alabama Alabama Policy Institute $1,148,661 $1,219,046 $506,497
Alaska Alaska Policy Forum $57,664 $102,715 $120,042
Arizona Goldwater Institute $4,190,522 $3,764,908 $4,795,651
Arkansas Advance Arkansas Institute $195,410 $117,685 $77,725
Arkansas Arkansas Policy Foundation $125,157 $123,862 $2,487
California Pacific Research Institute $4,706,288 $4,904,662 $3,450,596
Colorado Independence Institute $1,718,687 $1,845,951 $4,702,527
Connecticut Yankee Institute for Public Policy $495,526 $545,081 $173,980
Delaware Caesar Rodney Institute $145,592 $228,098 $17,054
Florida Foundation for Government Accountability $212,194 $151,739 $60,455
Florida James Madison Institute $1,966,419 $1,297,246 $1,758,565
Georgia Georgia Public Policy Foundation $660,671 $571,124 $138,779
Hawaii Grassroot Institute of Hawaii $189,566 $394,440 $30,766
Idaho Idaho Freedom Foundation $355,673 $350,348 $294,580
Illinois Illinois Policy Institute $2,875,519 $2,643,618 $408,532
Indiana Indiana Policy Review Foundation $136,520 $134,446 $9,663
Iowa Public Interest Institute -$90,340 $465,209 $6,101,339
Kansas Kansas Policy Institute $608,340 $598,576 $193,545
Kentucky Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions $329,547 $466,950 $77,751
Louisiana Pelican Institute for Public Policy $428,000 $509,574 $8,626
Maine Maine Heritage Policy Center $716,761 $855,821 $77,883
Maryland Calvert Institute for Policy Research
Maryland Free State Foundation $666,039 $491,034 $1,007,425
Maryland Maryland Public Policy Institute $323,314 $409,051 $196,326
Massachusetts Pioneer Institute $2,204,323 $1,616,241 $2,628,329
Michigan Mackinac Center for Public Policy $5,778,257 $3,925,505 $9,523,575
Minnesota Center of the American Experiment $799,736 $770,575 $6,327
Minnesota Freedom Foundation of Minnesota $418,957 $420,735 $4,154
Mississippi Mississippi Center for Public Policy $709,890 $723,635 $343,565
Missouri Show-Me Institute $1,434,730 $1,383,822 $468,189
Montana Montana Policy Institute $251,487 $436,855 $84,291
Nebraska Platte Institute for Economic Research $394,830 $422,697 $105,667
Nevada Nevada Policy Research Institute $603,803 $791,558 $872,043
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy $247,808 $301,301 $34,217
New Jersey Common Sense Institute $193,023 $218,157 $106,758
New Jersey Solutions for New Jersey $5,000 $15,134 $197
New Mexico Rio Grande Foundation $363,912 $342,854 $66,509
New York Empire Center for New York State Policy (project of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research) $14,873,971 $13,417,313 $14,754,647
North Carolina John Locke Foundation $3,446,927 $3,401,906 $600,823
North Carolina John William Pope Civitas Institute $1,583,410 $1,489,622 $474,655
North Dakota North Dakota Policy Council
Ohio Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions $491,340 $623,952 $224,511
Oklahoma Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs $3,060,027 $1,806,961 $3,456,211
Oregon Cascade Policy Institute $943,525 $984,233 $442,438
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Foundation $1,951,566 $1,671,566 $709,983
Rhode Island Ocean State Policy Research Institute]] $218,854 $77,867 $140,987
South Carolina South Carolina Policy Council $1,014,882 $1,197,673 $607,216
South Dakota Great Plains Public Policy Institute
Tennessee Beacon Center of Tennessee $527,219 $536,835 $279,211
Texas Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute $705,481 $915,387 $398,747
Texas Texas Public Policy Foundation $5,756,074 $4,948,598 $4,235,880
Utah Sutherland Institute $1,309,705 $1,511,379 $144,874
Vermont Ethan Allen Institute $173,781 $113,223 $93,805
Virginia Thomas Jefferson Institute $259,018 $277,803 $32,094
Virginia Virginia Institute for Public Policy $126,638 $138,274 $82,385
Washington Freedom Foundation of Washington $2,148,032 $2,908,106 $502,865
Washington Washington Policy Center $1,513,481 $1,860,653 $1,810,517
West Virginia Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia $51,501 $36,942 $17,679
Wisconsin MacIver Institute for Public Policy $632,359 $504,410 $406,404
Wisconsin Wisconsin Policy Research Institute $695,036 $942,350 $2,146,242
Wyoming Wyoming Liberty Group $1,043,750 $973,058 $12,783
TOTAL SPN + 59 $83,254,201 $78,930,325 $73,671,215

(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, 2011 Form 990, form filed with the IRS, Guidestar non-profit organizational profile, accessed November 2012.