Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
Learn more about how the State Policy Network aids ALEC and spins disinformation in the states.
The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy (TJI) is a state-based think tank in Virginia "dealing with the issues of improving education, government reform, economic development and environmental stewardship." The Institute states as its mission "to provide Virginia's political, business, academic, community and media leadership with thoughtful, realistic, useful and non-partisan analysis of public policy issues confronting our Commonwealth.". Its "alternative policy ideas focus on state and local issues and are based on the Institute's belief in free markets, limited government and individual responsibility," according to the organization's website.
- Michael W. Thompson, Chairman and President
- Randal C. Teague, Secretary, Treasurer and Counsel
- John Alderson
- William W. Beach
- James Beamer
- W. Stephen Cannon
- Stephan Q. Cassaday
- Rebecca Donatelli
- James W. Dyke, Jr
- Keith Fulton
- Robert v. L. Hartwell
- Alan I. Kirshner
- Jay Poole
- Joseph Ragan
- Hon. John Rust
- John G. Ryan
- Robert W. Shinn
- Mr. Todd A. Stottlemyer
- Dr. Robert F. Turner
- Robert W. Woltz, Jr.
- Michael W. Thompson, Chairman and President
- Christian N. Braunlich, vice president (also Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers, president of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, and vice president of the Center for Education Reform)
- Leonard Gilroy, Senior Fellow on Government Reform (Director of Government Reform at Reason Foundation)
- David Schnare, Director of TJI's Center for Environmental Stewardship (also American Tradition Institute attorney)
The organization brings in between $200k and $300k/year, but the origins of most of these funds are obscure - MediaMatters only shows about $300k from 1998 to 2009, the bulk from the Jaquelin Hume Foundation ($170k) and Roe Foundation ($103k), and no funds reached it from the Sarah Scaife Foundation, at least for 2009 and 2010.
- Total Revenue: $259,018
- Total Expenses: $277,803
- Net Assets: $32,094
- Total Revenue: $306,376.00
- Total Expenses: $298,312.00
- Net Assets: $50,869.00
- Total Revenue: $224,363.00
- Total Expenses: $266,545.00
- Net Assets: $42,815.00
9035 Golden Sunset Lane
Springfield, VA 22153
Phone: (703) 440 9447
Fax: (703) 455 1531
Email: info at thomasjeffersoninst.org Website: thomasjeffersoninst.org
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- Guidestar, State Policy Network, IRS filings and other organizational information about SPN.
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- John J. Miller, Fifty Flowers Bloom: Conservative think tanks — mini–Heritage Foundations — at the state level, National Review, November 19, 2007.
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- Greenpeace, Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group: State Policy Network (SPN), organizational resource.
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson Institute, Staff Scholars, organizational website, accessed December 8, 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Thomas Jefferson Institute, Mission, organizational website, accessed December 2012.
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, GuideStar.org, accessed April 2013.
- ↑ "www.eri-nonprofit-salaries.com"
- ↑ "mediamattersaction.org"
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, IRS Form 990, 2011, organizational tax filing, August 13, 2012.
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, 2010. GuideStar.
- ↑ Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, IRS form 990, 2009. GuideStar.
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