Encounter for Culture and Education

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Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc. (ECE) describes itself as "a tax exempt, non profit corporation". One of its main activities is as a publisher of conservative books by way of its Encounter Books. NB: this group has no website. It is simply a shell company to enable accounting and legal/tax benefits.

Nonprofit status

Previously a 501(c)(3), starting in 2002 the group was classified as a private operating foundation and files a Form 990-PF.[1]

Its EIN is 39-1688129.[2]


In 2002 its officers, trustees and directors were:[3]

In 2006 Roger Kimball was President and James Piereson (William E. Simon Foundation, Manhattan Institute, John M. Olin Foundation[4]) was Assistant Secretary.[5]


Media Transparency estimate that ECE has received 70 grants totalling $4.638 million between 1991 and 2002 from a handful of conservative foundations including the:

Source plus other groups involved.

Between 2001 and 2010, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation donated $10.75 million dollars to Encounter for Culture and Education[1].

Articles and resources


  1. Daniel Bice, Bill Glauber, Ben Poston. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. November 28, 2011.

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