Funder acknowledgments and disclosure principles

Research independence. Effective public policymaking relies on academically rigorous independent analyses. 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

Source Share of funding
Foundations 50%
Unions 29%
Individuals 10%
Organizations/Corporations 9%
Other 2%


Based on figures from 2013–2016 data.

Donor disclosure. All contributions of $500 or more 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.

EPI 2017 Donor Acknowledgment List

$200,000 and up
Alliance for American Manufacturing
American Federation of Teachers
The Bauman Foundation
Ford Foundation
Good Ventures
National Education Association
Open Society Foundations
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
Service Employees International Union
Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Surdna Foundation
United Auto Workers
United Food and Commercial Workers
United Steelworkers

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Credo Mobile
F.B. Heron Foundation
Institute of International Education
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation
Tides Foundation
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
The Why Not Initiative

Amalgamated Transit Union
Jules Bernstein and Linda Lipsett
Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Center for Popular Democracy
Century Aluminum Company
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
National Association of Letter Carriers
Pennsylvania State Education Association Staff Organization
ULLICO Management Company
United Association, Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Techs
University of California, Berkeley

American Income Life Insurance Company
Arlene & Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation
The Charles and Francene Rodgers Charitable Fund
Connecticut Street Foundation
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
International Association of Fire Fighters
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
The Joseph Padula Living Trust
Maggie and Mike McMeekin Fund
The New York Community Trust Annalee Newman Fund
The Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust

American Postal Workers Union
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division
Rochelle S. Kaplan and Arthur D. Lipson
Menemsha Family Fund
Oliver S. Quigley and Kei Hoshino Quigley
Rattner Family Foundation Inc.
Heather L. Ross
Schott Foundation for Public Education
Josephine M. Simon
Philippe and Kate Villers

William B. Alsup, III
John H. Bishop
Jennie Bonney and Isaac Shapiro
Gary T. Burtless
Robert Cherry
Nina Cornett
Jerome Dancis
Sheldon Danziger
Robin Einhorn
Russell Fernald
Geoffrey Garin
Teresa Ghilarducci
Claude Goldenberg
Robert J. Gordon
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Christopher Jencks and Jane Mansbridge
Marilyn Jones and Mitchell T. Kaplan
Lawrence B. and Claire K. Morse
Thea Lee
Ken Lewis
Lisa Lynch
Jeannie McGuire
John McKee
Musa and Tom Mayer Charitable Fund
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
Julia Parzen
F. D. Roosevelt III
Isabel Sawhill
John Schmitt
Barbara Somson and Ross Eisenbrey
The Studly Do-Right Fund
Gregory Tarpinian
Tom and Madeleine Shearer Charitable Fund
Geraldine U. Wallman
Elaine Weiss
The Zaitlin Nienberg Family Fund

Ned and Maureen Abelson
Patrick Allen
Alexandra and David Andrews
Kay Arndorfer
Gary D. Bass
Henry Bayer
Mary Bergan
Lisa Berger
Schorr Berman
Gerard Bradley
James Brudney
Jim Campen and Phyllis Ewen
Martin Carnoy
The Carroll-Lucore Family Fund
Maria Laura Castiglioni
Janelle Chase
Mary Ann Cogelow
Angus Deaton
Curtis Evans
Val and George Falco
Holly Fechner and Kevin Mills
Kenneth Floryan
Daniel Gi
Beth Gutwin
Sarah Harding and Nick Penniman
Helen and Dan Quinn Family Fund
Joseph Hummel
Cathy Hurwit
Kerstin & Winn Wyman Fund
Kathy Krieger
David Kusnet
Linda Lampkin
Henry Mishel
Monique M. Morrissey
Mirra Morrison
Tracy Mott
Outten & Golden LLP
Christine Owens
Ali Rafatjah
Jorge Rivas
Elizabeth Rose and Richard Jerome
Bella Rosenberg
Jesse Rothstein
Harlan Schone
Amanda Silver
Emily Spieler
Stephen F. Gold and Barbara W. Gold Educational Fund
Edward Stuebing
Tom and Madeline Shearer Charitable Fund
Kathi & John Thonet
Topper Family Charitable Fund
Laura Tyson
Ralph Wyman