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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

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 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 2018 Donor Acknowledgment List

$200,000 and up
Alliance for American Manufacturing
American Federation of Teachers
The Bauman Foundation
Ford Foundation
National Education Association
Open Philanthropy Project Fund of the Silicon Valley Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Peter G. Peterson Foundation

*American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Hamilton James
Marguerite Casey Foundation
National Infrastructure Alliance
Public Welfare Foundation
Service Employees International Union
Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Surdna Foundation
United Auto Workers
United Steelworkers
The WhyNot Initiative

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Communications Workers of America
CREDO Mobile
Roger Ferguson
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Kresge Foundation
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Jules Bernstein and Linda Lipsett
Center for Popular Democracy
John and Sally Davenport
Luke Davenport
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Marriott International
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation
Preserve Middle Class America Inc.
Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union
Tides Foundation
Ullico Inc.
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States
University of California, Berkeley

AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation
Air Line Pilots Association
Amalgamated Foundation
American Income Life
Ariel Investments LLC
James Basile
Bloom/Silma Family Fund
Century Aluminum
The Century Foundation
The Charles and Francene Rodgers Charitable Fund
Commercial Metals Company
Grosvenor Holdings LLC
Art D. Lipson and Rochelle S. Kaplan
Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust
Richard Lounsbery Foundation
Rock Creek Group LLC
The Rockefeller Foundation

AARP Foundation
Amalgamated Transit Union
American Postal Workers Union
Bedrock Industries Management Co.
Barry Bluestone
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees
Forscey PLLC
Globe Specialty Metals
The Hummingbird Fund
Institute for International Education
Marilyn Jones and Mitchell T. Kaplan
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
King & Spalding LLP
KPS Capital Partners, LP
Menemsha Family Fund
Tracy Plumer
Ana and Alejandro Ruelas
Stewart and Stewart
Lawrence Summers
Philippe and Kate Villers

Albert and Bessie Warner Fund
Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
Gary D. Bass
Bentall Kennedy LP
John H. Bishop
BlueGreen Alliance
The Camden Conference, Inc.
The Charles L. Shor Foundation for Epilepsy Research, Inc.
Roberta Clarke
Sheldon Danziger
Christon Wines DeWan
District Council 1707 AFSCME
Robert J. Gordon
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Intelligence Squared US Foundation
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
James & Hoffman, P.C.
Helen Ladd
Local 32BJ SEIU
Lisa Lynch
Luis Manriquez
Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Marquette Associates
Jeannie Marie McGuire
John McKee
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Claire K. and Larry B. Morse
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
Network for Good
Office and Professional Employees International Union
Omaha Community Foundation
Aneta Ortiz
Julia Parzen
C.M. Pyle
Markley Roberts
*Frank D. Roosevelt
Andrew Samet
Isabel Sawhill
Jean F. Schulz
Randall Schutt
Isaac Shapiro
Shiflett-Woolsey Family Fund
Stephen Sleigh Strategies LLC
Gene Sperling
Donald Taylor
Transport Workers Union
United Mine Workers of America
Peter Winebrake
The Zaitlin-Nienberg Family Fund

Julie Anderson
Henry Bayer
Lisa Berger
Schorr Berman
Steven J. Binder
Thomas Birch
Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Gerard Bradley
Gary T. Burtless
Jim Campen and Phyllis Ewen
Martin Carnoy
The Carroll-Lucore Family Fund
Deborah Chalfie
Augustus Cochran
Jerome Dancis
Kathryn Edwards
Ross Eisenbrey
Henry S. Farber
Jeff Faux
Holly Fechner
Kenneth Floryan
Vivian Fox
Daniel Gi
Geoffrey Griffith
Claude Goldenberg
Martha Goldin
Ann Harvey and Francesca Cunningham
Cathy Hurwit
Jewish Community Federation
Suha Khandker
John Kopsky
John Kornet
Patricia Kozu
Linda Lampkin
Richard McHugh
Mark Minter
Monique Morrissey
*National Union of Healthcare Workers
George R. Oleyer
Christine Owens
Helen and Dan Quinn
Lynn Rhinehart
Rochester Regional Joint Board Fund for the Future
Romanover Fund
Elizabeth Rose and Richard Jerome
Martha Schumacher
Schumacher Simmons Family Charitable Fund
Amanda Silver
Spieler-Wagner Charitable Fund
Lamont Tarbox
Laura Tyson
Gregory R. Wagner
Ann White
The W. Ockham Hume Fund