Christian M.A. in Government & Master of Public Administration at Regent University

Advocacy Groups

Research & Resource Topics on:

Advocacy Resources
The Right
The Left
Interest & Advocacy Groups
Trade Associations
Organizational Networks


Advocacy Resources

Action Without Borders

The Right

American Conservative Union

Eagle Forum

Empower America

The Heritage Foundation

Town Hall
The Internet site for conservative policy and politics

Young America's Foundation

The Left

Democratic Socialists of America

Mother Jones Interactive


American Express Company
Makes grants in three program areas: community service, cultural heritage,
and economic independence

AT&T Foundation
Focuses on education, health and human services, arts and culture

BellSouth Foundation
Seeks to improve outcomes and stimulate active learning for students in
elementary and secondary education in the South

The Benton Foundation
Promotes public interest values and noncommercial services for the
National Information Infrastructure

Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Offers competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations which
facilitate progressive social change

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Promotes the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding

The Charles Dana Foundation
A private philanthropic foundation with principal interests in health and education

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Provides fellowships for advanced professionals in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts

Heinz Endowments
Focuses on arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health and human services

IBM Corporation
Makes grants in education and the environment

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Makes grants solely in the health care field

Charles F. Kettering Foundation
Researches the way politics, as a dimension of everyday life, function or fail to function

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindburgh Foundation
Furthers the vision of a balance between technological advancement and
environmental preservation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Dedicated to helping groups and individuals to improve the human condition

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Makes grants to institutions in higher education, cultural affairs and the performing arts,
conservation and the environment, and public affairs

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Provides grants and services to individual artists and their organizations

David and Lucille Packard Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Makes grants to nonprofit organizations

Russell Sage Foundation
Dedicated to strengthening the methods, data and theoretical core of social sciences

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Grants focus on science and technology, standard of living and economic performance and education and careers in science and technology

Sprint Corporation
Areas of interest include; education, arts and culture, community involvement, and youth development

Stern Family Fund
Supports policy oriented government and corporate accountability projects

United States-Japan Foundation
Promotes greater mutual knowledge and strengthened understanding of important public policy issues of interest to both countries


Interest and Advocacy Groups 

ACLJ: American Center for Law and Justice

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union

American Arts Alliance

American Conservative Union (ACU)

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

California Environmental Resources Evaluation Systems

The Carter Center

Cato Institute

Center for Public Integrity
Investigates the influence of money in politics

Child Welfare
From the University of California, Los Angeles

Christian Coalition

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)

CPSR: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Creation Research Society

Eagle Forum

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Empower America
Promotes progressive conservative public policies at state and national levels

Family Research Council

Focus on the Family

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
A non-profit consumer advocate group

Friends of the Earth


Hoover Institution

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)

INFACT's Tobacco Industry Campaign

Leadership Institute

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Organization for Women

National Parks and Conservation Association


National Right to Life Committee

NRA: National Rifle Association

Natural Resources Defense Council

National Urban League
Promotes smoke-free universities and helps college students quit smoking cigarettes

Quit Smoking Community

Ralph Nader's Public Citizen

Rutherford Institute

The Separation of School & State Alliance

Sierra Club

State and Congressional Term Limits Action Page

Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative
Supports QuitDay's cause for healthier college campuses

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Mine Workers

Women Leaders Online

Working Today

Trade Associations

Free Trade Area of the America

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

Internet for Associations

Organizational Networks

HandsNet (human services organizations)

GW Green University Initiative

Institute for Global Communications (IGC)