Funder acknowledgments and disclosure principles

Research independence. Effective public policymaking relies on academically rigorous independent analysis and a strong empirical foundation. EPI researchers and authors are solely responsible for their research conclusions and policy recommendations and have the final say on their work. EPI provides both external and internal reviews as part of the publications process. EPI welcomes comments and clarifications from all informed parties to enhance the quality, salience, relevance, and clarity of our work. EPI researchers and author(s) determine how and whether to respond to suggestions by reviewers.

Funding diversity. EPI’s funding base is diverse. The largest portion of our funding comes in the form of foundation grants. EPI also receives support from labor unions, individuals, corporations, and other organizations.

Sources of EPI funding in 2020

Source Share of funding
Foundations 61%
Labor Unions 17%
Corporations/Organizations 4%
Individuals 3%
Government 12%
Other 3%

Donor disclosure. All contributions of $500 or more to the Economic Policy Institute or the EPI Policy Center will be listed on an annual basis. This list includes foundations, businesses, labor organizations, and individuals giving general support, program support, and support for specific reports, activities, and events. The donors will be listed by their annual funding level, based on their aggregate support. Each organization will automatically be listed unless it requests anonymity, in which case it will appear as “anonymous.” Each individual will be listed by name unless he or she asks to be listed as anonymous.

A star (*) denotes supporters who directed all or part of their gift to support the EPI Policy Center.

EPI 2020 Donor Acknowledgment List


$200,000 and up


Alliance for American Manufacturing

American Federation of Teachers

The Bauman Foundation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust

Families and Workers Fund

The Ford Foundation

National Education Association*

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Silicon Valley Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation





International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Kresge Foundation

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Service Employees International Union

Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation

Surdna Foundation

United Auto Workers

United Steelworkers





New Venture Fund

The Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation

Rockefeller Family Fund

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

The Why Not Initiative



Amalgamated Transit Union

American Income Life, Inc.

American Postal Workers

Arlene & Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation

Bloom Silma Family Fund

Barry Bluestone

Center for Community Change

Climate Imperative Foundation

Communications Workers of America

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Art D. Lipson and Rochelle S. Kaplan

Menemsha Family Fund

National Association of Letter Carriers

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Present Progressive Fund


Unbound Philanthropy

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry



Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union

Susan Goldhor

Iron Workers

Kenneth Lewis

Omidyar Network Services LLC




Albert and Bessie Warner Fund

Patrick Allen

Gary D. Bass

Betsy L. Cotton Charitable Fund

Jim Campen

Martin Carnoy

The Charles L. Shor Foundation

James Clarke

Kenneth Cluskey

Communitas Charitable Trust

Wayne Cranston

Sandra and Sheldon Danziger

Robert Dugger

Judith Ellenzweig

Henry S. Farber

Shelley Geballe

Teresa Ghilarducci

Daniel Gillmor

Robert J. Gordon

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Marilyn Jones and Mitchell T. Kaplan

Stephen Jones

Lisa Lynch

Diane Madigan

Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Peter Martinazzi

John McKee

Lawrence B. and Claire K. Morse

Nick Penniman

Riverdale Country School

Catherine Rudder

Judith Sanderman

Shiflett-Woolsey Family Fund

Barbara Somson and Ross Eisenbrey

Emily Spieler

Eric Strid

Donald Taylor

The Zaitlin-Nienberg Family Fund



Anonymous (2)

Luc Anselin

Jeremy Avins

John Balder

The Benevity Impact Fund

Schorr Berman

Mr. Alan Roger Brenecke and Ms. Virginia Breckin Abbott

Edward Briody

James Brudney

Michael Carter

Augustus Cochran

Connecticut AFL-CIO

Berry Dilley

Don and Ellen Dollar Trust

Cory and Bob Donnalley

Jennifer E. Donnalley

Kenneth Floryan

Eric Hammang

Ann Harvey

Mary Hayden*

Laura Hein

Suzanne Helburn

Cathy Hurwit

Jewish Community Federation

Kainen-Kleinberg Giving Fund

Eugenia Kalnay

Linda Lampkin

Eric Lehto

Mark McDermott

Richard McHugh

Nancy K. Anderson Charitable Fund

Ann Pemberton

Nomi Prins

Helen and Dan Quinn

Robert Reich

Romanover Fund

F.D. Roosevelt III

Bonnie Rukin

Robert Samuel

Peter Skott

Paula Stober and Willard Bucklen Charitable Fund

Kathi and John Thonet

Annie Umbricht*

Richard Uren

John Vogt

Richard Walker

Stephen Weatherford

Peter Winebrake

Catherine Woolner