Talk:Foundations and Funders

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this page should have a different title... funders for what? It also should have a link to the group that is being funded by them. NB: one can enter this page by a search to one of the funding groups, and not by the recipient of the funds.

I also think that this is not the best title for this article. Also, why is the category only lists? Why not the foundation category too?

I am very interested in adding a lot to SW about the most significant foundations by both assets and giving and want to make sure that it makes sense where and how I do it.

Thoughts? --Judith Siers-Poisson 15:19, 8 Jun 2006 (EDT)

Cutting for Ext Links section

I've left the reference link for this extract on the page (as well as duplicating it here) and briefly summarised what the article discusses but it seems like this more appropriate to integrate into an article on think tanks in the US. Anyway, for the moment I'll park it here. --Bob Burton 05:14, 2 January 2007 (EST)

Richard W. Behan, "The Free-Market Al-Qaeda: Neoliberal Think Tanks and the Harm They Do," Baltimore Chronicle, June 4, 2003. (This article reviews the success of a dozen right-wing foundations in reshaping US public policy debate.)

"12 right-wing philanthropic foundations ... set out in the 1960s and in concert to overturn a century's accumulation of progressive public policy. Convinced the nation was drifting into socialism, they sought wherever possible to replace government mechanisms of command and control with market solutions.
"The foundations are the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Carthage Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the Charles G. Koch, David H. Koch and Claude R. Lambe charitable foundations, the Phillip M. McKenna Foundation, the JM Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation." (Dubbed the Diligent Dozen.)
"How successful have they been? The most conspicuous and powerful beneficiaries of this effort are the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Cato Institute, all in the nation's capital, and all funded by the Diligent Dozen since 1985 alone, with more than $88 million. These three think tanks have crafted or influenced virtually the entire programs of both domestic and foreign policy for the George Walker Bush administration.
"President Bush's brother, Jeb Bush, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Foundation. Vice President Cheney's wife, Dr. Lynne Cheney, is a senior staffer at the American Enterprise Institute, and twenty other AEI staffers now serve in the Bush administration. The Cato Institute, the champion of privatizing Social Security, was proud to include on its board of directors Mr. Kenneth L. Lay, the personal and corporate patron of Governor and President Bush, and the sometime CEO of Enron."