Public Agenda

Our Funders

In addition to the generous support of our donors, Public Agenda relies on foundation grants and contracts with government agencies, universities, associations, private companies and other clients to pursue our mission. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders and clients. We also list funding information on pages devoted to specific projects. Clients and Funders.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Achieving the Dream

American Institutes for Research

Arkansas Association for Two-Year Colleges

The Aspen Institute

The Baruch College Fund

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Broad Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Committee for Economic Development

Charles F. Kettering Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Democracy Fund

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

FOCUS St. Louis

The Ford Foundation

Guilford Technical Community College

HCM Strategists


Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The Institute for Higher Education Policy

The James Irvine Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

League for Innovation in the Community College

Lumina Foundation for Education

Michigan Center for Student Success

Montana's Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Montgomery County Community College

National Science Foundation

Nebraska Department of Education

Ohio Business Roundtable

Ohio Department of Education

Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Skillman Foundation

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Tides Center

United States Department of Education

The Wallace Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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

Community College Resource Center

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

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

Success for All

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Williams Group