Progressive Policy Institute

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The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) was established in 1989 "and after the 1992 election gained notoriety as 'Bill Clinton's idea mill.'" and a proponent of the Third Way. PPI is the think tank of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), founded in 1985 by PPI's President, Will Marshall, and counts among its past chairs former President Bill Clinton, Congressman Richard Gephardt, and Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. [1]

Mission

"The Progressive Policy Institute is a catalyst for political change. Its mission is to modernize progressive politics and government for the Information Age. Leaving behind the stale left-right debates of the industrial era, PPI is a prolific source of 'Third Way' thinking that is shaping the emerging politics of the 21st century." [2]

Personnel

Funding

Media Transparency lists PPI as receiving nine grants totalling $350,000 from nine grants over the 1997 to 2002 originating from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. [3]

The conservative Capital Research Centre database lists PPI's funding as comprising:

2001

  • Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation $100,000 2001
  • AT&T Foundation $40,000 2001
  • Eli Lilly & Company Foundation $25,000 2001
  • Prudential Foundation $15,000 2001
  • Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation $10,000 2001

2000

  • AT&T Foundation $40,000 2000
  • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Fund, Inc. $25,000 2000
  • Eastman Kodak Charitable Trust $16,000 2000

1999

  • AT&T Foundation $40,000 1999
  • Prudential Foundation $15,000 1999
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation $10,000 1999

1998

  • AT&T Foundation $50,000 1998
  • Ameritech $25,000 1998
  • Chevron $10,0001998

1994-1997

  • BP Foundation, Inc. (formerly BP Amoco Foundation, Inc.) contributed $10,000 in each of 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

1994

  • Eastman Kodak Charitable Trust $5,000 1994

Contact details

Democratic Leadership Council & Progressive Policy Institute
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20003
DLC Phone: (202) 546-0007
PPI Phone: (202) 547-0001
DLC Fax: (202) 544-5002
PPI Fax: (202) 544-5014
Website http://www.ppionline.org
Weblog http://www.eduwonk.com/

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