Public Agenda

Our Funders

Public Agenda gratefully acknowledges the major foundations, organizations and government agencies which have supported our work. Funders are also listed on the pages devoted to specific projects.


Achieving the Dream
Promotes success for more community college students, especially students of color and low-income students.


American Institutes for Research
Conducts and applies the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples' lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Promotes greater equity in global health, education, public libraries, and support for at-risk families in Washington state and Oregon.



Carnegie Corporation of New York
Created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding."


Committee for Economic Development
Conducts research on major economic and social issues and actively informs and engages the business community in an effort to achieve policy reform for the good of the nation.



Charles F. Kettering Foundation
Research foundation that seeks ways to make fundamental changes in how democratic politics are practiced.


FOCUS St. Louis
Develops and connects diverse leaders from public, private, and civic sectors, and empowers them to work together to build a thriving St. Louis community.


Hopelink
Serves homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink's mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community and help people make lasting change.



Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Encourages entrepreneurship across America and seeks to improve the education of children and youth.


John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.


National Science Foundation


Nebraska Department of Education


Ohio Business Roundtable


Ohio Department of Education



Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of several key challenges threatening America's future, and to accelerating action on them.



Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Helping to build a more just, sustainable, and peaceful word


S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Dedicated to advancing a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California.


Skillman Foundation
Helps develop good schools and good neighborhoods for children in Detroit.


The Broad Foundations
Established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts.


The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Works with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and to restore and protect our planet.



The Ford Foundation
Seeks to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement.


The James Irvine Foundation
Expands opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society.


The Joyce Foundation
Supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country.



The Lumina Foundation for Education
Strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access and success in education beyond high school.


The Wallace Foundation
Seeks to support and share effective ideas and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all people.



The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Concentrates its resources on activities in education, environment, global development, performing arts, and population.


United States Department of Education



W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Focuses on improving current and future communities' quality of life in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, and southern Africa.