Granite Institute

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The Granite Institute(GI) is a right-wing advocacy group based in Concord, New Hampshire. It is a member of the State Policy Network, a web of state pressure groups that denote themselves as "think tanks" and drive a right-wing agenda in statehouses nationwide. GI focuses its activities on expanding charter schools and on finding solutions to the heroin crisis in New Hampshire.[1]


Granite Institute runs Granite Action, a 501 (c)4 nonprofit run by Ovide Lamontagne, a prominent republican in New Hampshire.[2] Lamontagne is the only employee listed working at the organization. According to a report by NH1 News, Granite Action "will support the Granite Institute, which 'was recently created as a conservative think tank for New Hampshire.'"[3]

Core Finances

As of May 2017, the Granite Institute does not have an IRS 990 to review on either Citizen Audit or GuideStar so its financials are unknown.[4]



As of September 2016: [5]

  • J. Scott Moody, M.A., Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Jody Underwood, Education Fellow
  • Catherine Konieczny, Research Associate[6]

Board of Directors

As of September 2016:[5]

  • Harold Turner, Chairman of the Board

Note: As of September 2016, the other board members are unknown.

Contact Details

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 26-4378967

Granite Institute
PO Box 125
Woodsville, NH 03785
Phone: (603).728.8257
Twitter: @graniteinst

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External Resources


  1. Granite Institute, Home, Granite Institute, 2016.
  2. Granite Action, About US, Granite Action, 2016.
  3. Paul Steinhauser, Lamontagne chairs new conservative advocacy group, NH1 News, August 17, 2016.
  4. Citizen Audit, Granite Institute Page, Citizen Audit, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Granite Institute, About Us, Granite Institute, 2016.
  6. Jody S. Underwood and Catherine Konieczny, How New Hampshire Provides Access to Schools in Small Towns, Granite Institute, August 2016.