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American Enterprise Institute
Conservative think tank with primary focus on American government, economics and social welfare.
Public policy research organization with a conservative leaning.
A public policy think tank located at Stanford University, with a broadly conservative viewpoint.
A non-partisan political think tank located in Washington D.C.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
A foreign policy think tank with research centers around the world.
Libertarian think tank focused primarily on public advocacy and societal influence.
Center for Strategic & International Studies
A Washington D.C. think tank focused on international relations.
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford’s hub for nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy impact in international affairs.
PEW Research Center
Conducts non-partisan research on a wide variety of topics.
A non-partisan global policy think tank, partly funded by the US government.
Center for American Progress
Conducts research and advocates on economic and social issues, with a liberal viewpoint.
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Searchable, indexed collection of the research reports that are created for Congress member.
Economic Policy Institute
Conducts research on economic issues, from a liberal viewpoint.
A liberal think tank that promotes progressive political ideas.
Think tank indexes
American Policy Directory
A large list of policy agencies and think tanks, from University of Oregon.
A list of think tanks categorized by political leaning, from the New York Times.
Think Tank Search
Harvard University's search tool can help you find think tanks doing research on your topic.
Think Tanks Guide
An annotated list of think tanks, from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Non-government and Non-profit Organizations
Research, publications, and campaigning to fight against various human rights issues.
Environmental Defense Fund
A leading non-profit working on global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health issues.
Food and Water Watch
A non-profit that aims to empower communities to build and work towards solutions to pressing food, water, and climate problems.
The Global Impact
A voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with a focus on labor, environment, human rights, and anti-corruption.
Harvard Center for International Development
Provides research, news, and outreach addressing global development initiatives and challenges.
Human Rights Watch
Investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.
An international development organization, that focuses on contributing to stronger and more equitable ecosystems, with global networks of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
International Accountability Project
Aims to promote local advocacy efforts towards information and development access.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Works with students, educators, researchers, policymakers, advocacy organizations and communities to build a healthier, more equitable and resilient food system.
A nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Assessing Charity Effectiveness
Use the search box to look up your organization, then look at the numbers for Program Expenses and Administrative Expenses.
Evaluates how charities allocate donated funds.
Analyzes and ranks charities as to the best use of donated funds.
Examines the factors that influence charitable giving, with the goal of helping people make wiser charitable giving decisions.
High Impact Giving Guide
The University of Pennsylvania's guide to charitable giving, organized by broad topical area.
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