EIN 57-0952531

State Policy Network

IRS 501(c) type
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State Policy Network catalyzes durable freedom movements in every state, with high-performing independent think tanks, through leadership development and training programs.
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Program areas at State Policy Network

State Policy analysis and education - identify emerging and innovative solutions to State problems; work alongside think tanks to build momentum for wide-spread education about those solutions, and develop reform leaders. The goal of this project is to create a robust movement of leaders advancing free market ideas in the states.
Annual meeting - in 2022, spn's annual meeting attracted more than 1,500 participants, representing think tanks from nearly all fifty states, as well as national research organizations and charitable foundations. The annual meeting features multiple educational sessions focused on building skills in leadership development, outreach, communication, operations, and Policy, along with plenary sessions focused on critical topics like organizational culture and innovation.
Training programs - spn's leadership development initiative identifies and develops leaders, helping strengthen the Network of spn affiliates, and inspiring and training affiliates to educate citizens. Spn offers over 40 services to think tanks, like one-on-one evaluation and advising, retreats, knowledge and skills training, leadership mentoring, and peer networking.

Grants made by State Policy Network

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Cardinal Institute for West Virginia PolicyGeneral Operating$397,000
Pelican Institute for Public PolicyGeneral Operating$350,000
Beacon Center of TennesseeGeneral Operating$318,500
...and 42 more grants made totalling $6,022,824

Who funds State Policy Network

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Donors TrustFor General Operations$8,933,775
The Roe FoundationTo Serve As A Network for Conservative Thinking on State-Level Policies$4,000,000
Walton Family FoundationTo Execute An Education Policy and Advocacy Program.$1,200,000
...and 104 more grants received totalling $18,253,246

Personnel at State Policy Network

Tracie J SharpPresident and Chief Executive Officer$398,344
Carrie ConkoSenior Vice President of Communications / Vice President for Communications / Vice President of Communications$185,416
Kathleen O'HearnVice President of Policy Achievement / Senior Director of Policy Advancement / Director of Coalitions$139,276
Rebecca PainterVice President of Development$250,422
Teresa BrownVice President of Leadership Development / Director of Leadership Development / Director of Strategic Operations$138,289
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for State Policy Network

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,358,409
Program services$434,746
Investment income and dividends$239,769
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,819
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$21,031,105

Form 990s for State Policy Network

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-07-22990View PDF
2020-122021-08-11990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $80,000 from Adolph Coors Foundation
May 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Seattle Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsPublic sector nonprofitsCharities
Public policy
Political advocacyLobbyingNational levelManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
1655 N Fort Myer Dr 360
Arlington, VA 22209
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(703) 243-1655
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
W05: Public and Societal Benefit Research Institutes and Public Policy Analysis
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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