Talk:John Locke Foundation

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Connections to Art Pope

The John Locke Foundation receives around 80 percent of its funding from Art Pope, who controls the institute's agenda from its board of directors. In 2013, the foundation received $2,614,508 from the John Williams Pope Foundation.[1]

Funding

On its website JLF states that it is a 501(c)(3) "non-profit, nonpartisan think tank supported entirely from voluntary contributions. JLF does not and would not accept government funds. It has received support from nearly 1,500 individuals, businesses, and foundations." [2] JLF does not disclose its corporate or foundation funders.

Media Transparency state that JLF has received $449,559 (unadjusted for inflation) in grants in the 1995-2006 period from a number of foundations including[3]:

While JLF does not disclose who its corporate funders are, some of its funding has come from the tobacco industry.

The sixth and seventh biggest institutional funders of the JLF are the Claude R. Lambe Foundation and the Charles G. Koch Foundation, both controlled by the Koch Brothers.[4]

Board of Directors

as of June 2014, the following people served on the board of directors:[5]

  • Herb B. Berkowitz
  • Charlie Carter
  • Dr. James S. Fulghum III, M.D.
  • Chuck Fuller
  • William T. Graham
  • Dr. Assad Meymandi, M.D.
  • Baker A. Mitchell, Jr.
  • Carl Mumpower
  • David M. Stover
  • J. M. Bryan Taylor
  • Andy Wells

Core Financials

2012[6]:

  • Total Revenue: $3,425,041
  • Total Expenses: $3,383,535
  • Net Assets: $643,530

2011[7]:

  • Total Revenue: $3,446,927
  • Total Expenses: $3,401,906
  • Net Assets: $600,823

2010[8]:

  • Total Revenue: $3,898,632
  • Total Expenses: $3,644,714
  • Net Assets: $555,648

2009[9]:

  • Total Revenue: $3,898,632
  • Total Expenses: $3,644,714
  • Net Assets: $555,648

2008[10]:

  • Total Revenue: $3,624,086
  • Total Expenses: $3,549,208
  • Net Assets: $301,730
  1. John Locke Foundation, financial information. Conservative Transparency.
  2. John Locke Foundation, "Support Us", accessed November 2007.
  3. "John Locke Foundation", Media Transparency, accessed November 2007.
  4. John Locke Foundation, financial information. Conservative Transparency.
  5. John Locke Foundation, "John Locke Foundation Board of Directors," organizational website, accessed June 27, 2014.
  6. John Locke Foundation, IRS form 990, 2013. GuideStar.
  7. John Locke Foundation, IRS form 990, 2012. GuideStar.
  8. John Locke Foundation, IRS form 990, 2011. GuideStar.
  9. John Locke Foundation, IRS form 990, 2010. GuideStar.
  10. John Locke Foundation, IRS form 990, 2009. GuideStar.