Freedom Partners Institute
Freedom Partners Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization controlled by Freedom Partners, a non-profit chamber of commerce that is a primary funding vehicle for the Koch brothers. As of February 2016, the group has no website and there is no mention of it on the websites of Freedom Partners or Freedom Partners Shared Services and so very little is known of its current activities. According to Freedom Partners Institute's IRS filings obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the organization "plans to conduct research on a variety of broad social and economic topics, including government spending, free markets, economic policies, health care, the environment and limited government, and to make the findings of such research available to the public without cost."
The Koch brothers -- David and Charles -- are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.
- Marc Short, Director and President
- Josh Fisher, Treasurer
- Julie Strauss, Secretary
Freedom Partners Institute, Inc.
1515 N. Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
- Matt Corley, Introducing the Newest Koch Network Group: Freedom Partners Institute, Inc., Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, January 21, 2016.