We are grateful to the foundations, government agencies, individual donors, universities, associations, private companies and other clients who support our work, as well as the organizations we partner with to propel our mission.
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For more information about the support we receive, email info@publicagenda.org.

Institutional Support

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders and clients.
Funding information is also listed on pages devoted to specific projects.

Achieving the Dream

The Aspen Institute

The Baruch College Fund

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bridge Alliance

Carnegie Corporation of New York

City of Hagerstown

City of Kalamazoo

The Coulter/Weeks Charitable Foundation

The Dana Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Democracy Fund

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ford Foundation

Harman Family Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

Jobs For The Future

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Kettering Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

League for Innovation in the Community College

Lumina Foundation for Education

McKnight Foundation

National Science Foundation

Nebraska Department of Education

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

NYC Service

New York State Health Foundation

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

The Rippel Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Skillman Foundation

Spencer Foundation

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Tides Center

United States Department of Education

The Vermont Community Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Zenith Education Group, Inc.


We are also thankful for the many organizations we've partnered with to expand our ability to foster progress on public issues in spite of people's differences.

America Achieves

The Aspen Institute

Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University

The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University

The Dilenschneider Group

The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Hatcher Group

Hope Street Group

The Institute for Local Government

Kauffman Foundation

Charles F. Kettering Foundation

Jobs for the Future


National Center for Inquiry and Improvement

The National Center for Literacy Education

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of Teachers of English

North Carolina Community College System Office (NCCC)

Ohio Department of Education

The Participatory Budgeting Project

Spencer Foundation

Success for All

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Williams Group


Individual Support

We would like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations in support of our mission to build a democracy in which problem solving triumphs over gridlock and inertia, and where public policy reflects the thoughtful input and values of the nation's citizens. The list below reflects gifts made to Public Agenda from January 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

Richard Bagin
Lisa Belsky
Dr. Thomas "Thom" L. Brown
Robert A. Burnett
Pam & Chris Cloud
Michelle R. Conway
Prof. Michael D'Innocenzo
Margaret S. Dunning
Betty Sue Flowers
William P. Fox
Nicholas Friedman
Will Friedman
Pirie Gall
Marcia Godwin, Ph.D.
Barbara Gomez, G.W. Archer Fund
Adm. Bobby R. Inman
Jean Johnson
Caledonia Kearns
John Kendall
Ann Kirschner, Ph.D.
Josh Lerner
Andrew Lustig
Dr. Shirley M. Malcom
David Mathews
Dr. Daniel McInerney
Malvina Nathanson
Julie Pratt
Wendy D. Puriefoy
Sandra Radoff
Mark Rappaport
Michael Rojas
Dr. Gayle Schmitz-Zien
Stephen & Sylvia Schoenbaum
Lorraine W. Shanley
Dr. Robert Y. Shapiro
Dr. Ellen B. Sherratt
Blas Telleria
Susan Z. Vogelsang
James Voorhees
Dr. Richard Voorhees
Mitchel B. Wallerstein & Susan E. Perlik
Elizabeth Weinberg Smith
Ruth Wooden
Daniel Yankelovich
Daniel Yohalem


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