SPN 2010 Funding
Learn more about how the State Policy Network aids ALEC and spins disinformation in the states.
Below is information from SPN's 2010 IRS Form 990:
Primary Revenue: $4,749,695
Other Revenue: $62,818
Total Revenue: $4,812,513
Program Expenses: $766,175
Administrative Expenses: $863,178
Fundraising Expenses: $920,056
Total Functional Expenses: $3,941,133
Net Assets: $3,534,009
However, combined revenues of SPN itself along with its (then) 59 member state think tanks was $76.1 million, according to a review of the groups' IRS forms 990 by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). 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 2010 was $82.2 million.
|State||Think Tank||2010 Total Revenue||2010 Total Expenses||2010 Net Assets|
|NATIONAL||State Policy Network||$4,812,513||$3,941,113||$3,534,009|
|Alabama||Alabama Policy Institute||$1,100,517||$1,110,437||$576,881|
|Alaska||Alaska Policy Forum||$291,683||$126,590|
|Arkansas||Arkansas Policy Foundation||$112,608||$113,327||$1,192|
|California||Pacific Research Institute||$3,923,123||$5,257,310||$3,601,719|
|Connecticut||Yankee Institute for Public Policy||$582,392||$534,620||$222,535|
|Delaware||Caesar Rodney Institute||$319,768||$275,875||$99,560|
|Florida||James Madison Institute||$1,785,368||$1,107,183*||$1,089,392|
|Georgia||Georgia Public Policy Foundation||$570,780||$611,182||$47,357|
|Hawaii||Grassroot Institute of Hawaii||$519,209||$495,469||$235,640|
|Idaho||Idaho Freedom Foundation||$494,134||$356,081||$289,255|
|Illinois||Illinois Policy Institute||$1,791,057||$1,732,183||$176,631|
|Indiana||Indiana Policy Review Foundation||$114,700||$147,629||$7,589|
|Iowa||Public Interest Institute||$1,119,463||$510,401||$7,198,734|
|Kansas||Kansas Policy Institute||$687,796||$683,675||$183,781|
|Kentucky||Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions||$400,403||$374,062||$212,718**|
|Louisiana||Pelican Institute for Public Policy||$435,450||$371,682||$90,200|
|Maine||Maine Heritage Policy Center||$1,071,606||$1,153,631||$216,943|
|Maryland||Calvert Institute for Policy Research|
|Maryland||Free State Foundation||$489,458||$347,033||$832,420|
|Maryland||Maryland Public Policy Institute||$390,118||$372,190||$282,063|
|Michigan||Mackinac Center for Public Policy||$3,511,159||$3,401,252||$7,581,106|
|Minnesota||Center of the American Experiment||$711,473||$651,873||-$22,834|
|Minnesota||Freedom Foundation of Minnesota||$280,704||$468,104*||$5,932|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Center for Public Policy||$585,755||$726,949||$352,938|
|Montana||Montana Policy Institute||$593,452||$428,425||$269,659|
|Nebraska||Platte Institute for Economic Research||$564,483||$464,873||$133,534|
|Nevada||Nevada Policy Research Institute||$776,450||$654,447||$1,072,828|
|New Hampshire||Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy||$228,770||$241,723||$87,642|
|New Jersey||Common Sense Institute||$275,020||$147,351||$131,894|
|New Jersey||Solutions for New Jersey||$54,227||$47,786||$6,121|
|New Mexico||Rio Grande Foundation||$450,785||$421,834||$45,451|
|New York||Empire Center for New York State Policy (project of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research)||$11,509,408||$12,415,804||$12,112,938|
|North Carolina||John Locke Foundation||$3,898,632||$3,644,714||$555,648|
|North Carolina||John William Pope Civitas Institute||$1,384,584||$1,599,000||$255,763|
|North Dakota||North Dakota Policy Council|
|Ohio||Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions||$819,385||$531,271||$357,122|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs||$1,385,424||$1,412,168||$2,205,719|
|Oregon||Cascade Policy Institute||$988,404||$976,227||$483,146|
|Rhode Island||Ocean State Policy Research Institute||$253,975||$127,692||$141,770|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Policy Council||$1,248,397||$1,391,461||$790,007|
|South Dakota||Great Plains Public Policy Institute|
|Tennessee||Beacon Center of Tennessee||$608,125||$360,582||$283,244|
|Texas||Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute||$867,632||$595,976||$608,653**|
|Texas||Texas Public Policy Foundation||$4,674,836||$3,390,188||$3,428,404|
|Vermont||Ethan Allen Institute||$160,370||$180,953||$63,247|
|Virginia||Thomas Jefferson Institute||$306,376||$298,312||$50,869|
|Virginia||Virginia Institute for Public Policy||$210,020||$204,821||$51,932|
|Washington||Freedom Foundation of Washington||$2,680,800||$2,676,198||$1,262,939|
|Washington||Washington Policy Center||$1,500,932||$1,889,632||$2,203,342|
|West Virginia||Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia||$35,011||$49,413||$3,120|
|Wisconsin||MacIver Institute for Public Policy||$404,334||$496,830||$278,455|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin Policy Research Institute||$1,821,093||$1,748,844||$2,393,556|
|Wyoming||Wyoming Liberty Group||$1,253,526||$1,265,513||-$52,909|
|TOTAL||SPN + 59||$76,094,986||$73,621,334||$66,071,895|
* Data given on 2010 and 2011 Forms 990 is contradictory. This figure is from the 2010 Form 990. ** Data given on 2010 and 2011 Forms 990 is contradictory. This figure is from the 2011 Form 990.
(Data is based on organizations' IRS tax filing years, which may or may not correspond to calendar years.)
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