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Institute for
America's Future

Institute for America's Future, Inc.
1825 K Street N.W.
Suite 400 
Washington,  DC  20006
http://institute.ourfuture.org/
Phone:
(202) 955-5665 
Fax: 202-955-5606

Email contact: www.ourfuture.org/contact

EIN: 52-1971942
Registered March 25, 1996 (District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Division)
Exempt since: 1996

Institute for America's Future is linked to Campaign for America's Future.

Institute for America's Future is mapped on Muckety.

Self-Description: Mission: Educating the public and policy makers, and conducting research about the social, environmental, political, and economic challenges confronting America as it enters the 21st Century; Promoting public discussion and understanding of new economic and social policies which can help reverse the increasing polarization of Americans, and helping people to explore new strategies for out country that will simultaneously promote increasing economic opportunities for the middle class, women, minorities, and the poor.
Program:
Conducted research and publicized findings concerning citizens' attitudes about economic options confronting America.

Actual: Think tank (501c3) of Campaign for America's Future(501c4), a labor-dominated lobbying and electoral network heavily influenced by progressive plutocrats and secret donors working on anti-corporate, anti-military, welfare-state, and other "progressive" programs.
Incubator for the Apollo Alliance, now a project of Tides Center. Apollo's executive director, James Ringo, is paid by Institute for America's Future.
A favorite of George Soros' Open Society Institute.
 
Documentation in Ron Arnold's "Freezing in the Dark."

 


The 2004 diagram of Institute for America's Future officials shows:

Who are these people?

  • Robert Borosage is profiled here (click link).

  • Roger Wilkins, Pulitzer Prize for his Washington Post Watergate reporting, professor at George Mason University. Publisher, NAACP journal Crisis, editorial board, The Nation magazine.

  • Roger Hickey, co-founder, Economic Policy Institute, founded CAF’s New Century Alliance for Social Security and Medicare.

  • Susan Bianchi-Sand, director of United American Nurses (labor arm of American Nurses Association).

  • W. Ford Schumann, money behind the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy and The Florence Fund. On April 6, 2004, the Florence Fund (TomPaine.com) merged into the Institute for America’s Future. Ellen Miller and $1,088,855 went to IAF.

  • Ellen Miller, came to IAF/CAF in the merger with The Florence Fund.

  • John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO; member, Democratic Socialists of America. His international director, Barbara Shailor, is married to Robert Borosage.

  • Margery Tabankin, executive director of both the Barbra Streisand Foundation and Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation, board member, the Arca Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife.

  • Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and co-owner of The Nation magazine, trustee, The Nation Institute.

  • Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Council (elected Mayor, 2005), former Speaker of the California Assembly.

  • Warren Beatty, movie actor and mogul, longtime Democratic campaign advisor (Kennedy 1968; McGovern 1972; Hart 1984, 1988); explored a presidential candidacy of his own in 1999, did not run.

  • Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley; was Clinton’s Secretary of Labor; co-founded the Economic Policy Institute and The American Prospect.

A social network diagram of these individuals reveals these connections:


Link lines show shared members or funding paths; lone blocks indicate less-interactive connections. Bill Moyers is profiled here (click link).

Institute for America's Future Officers and Directors 2007

Name Title Compensation
ROGER WILKINS CHAIRMAN $0
ROBERT BOROSAGE PRESIDENT/
CO-DIRECTOR
Salary $117,751
Benefits $15,274
ROGER HICKEY SECRETARY.-TREASURER./
CO-DIRECTOR
Salary $107,581
Benefits $24,754
JEROME RINGO Executive Director.
APOLLO PROJECT,
incubated by IAF,
now a project of
Tides Center
Salary $99,013
Benefits $7,178
ROBERT JOHNSON BOARD MEMBER $0
JAMES FORMAN JR BOARD MEMBER $0
MARGERY TABANKIN BOARD MEMBER $0
JOHN SWEENEY BOARD MEMBER $0
SCOTT WALLACE BOARD MEMBER $0
SUSAN
BIANCHI-SAND
BOARD MEMBER $0
KATRINA
VANDEN HEUVEL
BOARD MEMBER $0
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA BOARD MEMBER $0
WARREN BEATTY BOARD MEMBER $0
MARIA
JOBIN-LEEDS
BOARD MEMBER $0

Special linkage: Apollo Alliance executive director paid by IAF

Jerome Ringo, Apollo Alliance President (formerly executive director)
This laudatory bio of Mr. Ringo was posted on the Apollo Alliance website in 2009. In fact, Ringo was shifted from executive director into the staff position of president when former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides took over as Apollo's chairman of the board in September 2007.

Jerome RingoJerome Ringo came to the Apollo Alliance in 2005 as a dedicated champion of environmental justice and vocal advocate of clean energy. He has first hand experience of the challenges we face after working for more than 20 years in Louisiana’s petrochemical industry. More than half of that time was spent as an active union member working with his fellow members to secure a safe work environment and quality jobs. Louisiana’s petrochemical industry focuses on the production of gasoline, rocket fuel, and plastics – many of which contain cancer causing chemicals. As he began observing the negative impacts of the industry’s pollution on local communities – primarily poor, minority communities – Jerome began organizing community environmental justice groups. Jerome’s experience organizing environmental and labor communities and his drive to further diversify the environmental movement bridges many of Apollo’s partners to create a broad based coalition to provide real solutions for our energy crisis. In 1996, Ringo was elected to serve on the National Wildlife Federation board of directors and, in 2005, Jerome became the chair of the board. In so doing, he also became the first African American to head a major conservation organization. Jerome was the United States’ only black delegate at the 1998 Global Warming Treaty Negotiations in Kyoto, Japan, and represented the National Wildlife Federation at the United Nations’ conference on sustainable development in 1999.

Institute for America's Future 5 Highest Paid Employees 2007

Name Title Compensation
CHRIS COLLINS CHIEF OF STAFF $98,748
IAN DAVID MISHALOVE MANAGER $77,332
TOBY SUMANTA CHAUDHURI DIR. COMMUNICATIONS $75,475
BRIAN ALBERT COO $74,250
ERIC MILLS CONTROLLER $74,109

Institute for America's Future Highest Paid
Independent Contractors for Professional Services 2007

Name Title Compensation
NGEN, LLC COMPUTER SERVICES $74,483
GETACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC WEBSITE $68,200

 

Institute for America's Future
financial condition 2007

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $1,920,228
Government Grants $0
Program Services $115,280
Investments $173,806
Special Events $35,296
Sales $0
Other $21,803

 

Program Services $3,945,896
Administration $252,289
Other $205,992
Total Expenditures $4,404,177
Total Revenue $2,266,413   NET GAIN/LOSS ($2,137,764)

 Foundation grants to Institute for America's Future 1999-2008

Grant Total:  Number of Grants: 
 
Donor Foundation Amount Year Grant Description
ENFRANCHISEMENT FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$25,000 2008  
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut
$100,000 2007 Project for an accountable congress
THE PHILIP D & TAMMY S MURPHY FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$25,000 2007  
ARCA FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$75,000 2007 For general support
BOSTON FOUNDATION INC
Boston
Massachusetts
$10,000 2007 Villers fund
BOSTON FOUNDATION INC
Boston
Massachusetts
$10,000 2007 Rodgers community fund
STEWART R MOTT CHARITABLE TRUST
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$20,000 2007  
TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$27,196 2007  
TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$125,000 2007  
SCHUMANN CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY INC
Montclair
New Jersey
$100,000 2007 Matching basis for general support
NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$50,000 2007 New Growth Project / Apollo Project
GOLDMAN SACHS PHILANTHROPY FUND
New York
New York
$5,000 2007 Public services
ANGELICA FOUNDATION
La Jolla
California
$7,700 2007 Campaign for America's future
GEORGE GUND FOUNDATION
Cleveland
Ohio
$40,000 2007 Analysis on adapting Northeast Ohio manufacturing capacity to renewable energy market
TOWN CREEK FOUNDATION INC
Easton
Maryland
$40,000 2007 As fiscal sponsor for Apollo alliance
COYDOG FOUNDATION
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
$25,000 2007  
OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$75,000 2007 The Apollo Alliance for Clean Energy and Good Jobs
BERNARD & AUDRE RAPOPORT FOUNDATION
Waco
Texas
$100,000 2006 Program support
WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California
$150,000 2006 For general support of the Apollo project for good jobs and energy independence
TOWN CREEK FOUNDATION INC
Easton
Maryland
$40,000 2006 Association fiscal sponsor for Apollo alliance
BELDON FUND
New York
New York
$50,000 2006  
COYDOG FOUNDATION
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
$75,000 2006 Institutional support
CATALYST FOUNDATION
Chicago
Illinois
$20,000 2006 Institutional support
ROBERT AND PATRICIA SWITZER FOUNDATION
Belfast
Maine
$30,000 2006 To promote Jeremy Hays into the position of western states organizing
THE AGNES GUND FOUNDATION
E Liverpool
Ohio
$75,000 2006  
NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$200,000 2006 New growth initiative/apollo project
MAX & ANNA LEVINSON FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico
$10,000 2006 Apollo alliance for good jobs and energy independence
OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$75,000 2006 The Apollo Alliance
SCHUMANN CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY INC
Montclair
New Jersey
$2,200,000 2006

A challenge grant of $500,000 on a $1 for $1 matching basis to support the "contract with America" effort engaging progressive activists to define issues and ideas for political debate; a three-year challenge grant of $3,000,000 on a $1 for $1 matching basis for general support.

MARISLA FOUNDATION
Laguna Beach
California
$75,000 2006 Tompaine.com
ARCA FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$50,000 2006 To support the institute's project for an accountable congress
BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington
$25,000 2006  
THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST
New York
New York
$75,000 2005  
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut
$100,000 2005 Project for an accountable congress
NEW-LAND FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York
$10,000 2005  
OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$100,000 2005 Continued support of Institute work including the work of the Apollo Alliance on Jobs and Energy Independence
SANDLER FAMILY SUPPORTING FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$100,000 2005  
BARBRA STREISAND FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California
$20,000 2005  
ARCA FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$100,000 2005 For the Americans United to Protect Social Security coalition effort, to educate citizens about the real impacts of social security privatization
STEWART R MOTT CHARITABLE TRUST
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$20,000 2005  
TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$218,791 2005  
IRENE DIAMOND FUND INC
New York
New York
$100,000 2005 Support of the expansion program
OTTINGER FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York
$25,000 2005  
SCHUMANN CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY INC
Montclair
New Jersey
$300,000 2005  
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York
New York
$150,000 2005 To support an education campaign on social security
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York
New York
$15,000 2005 To fund an 'Emerging Leaders' presence at IAFs annual Take Back America Conference
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York
New York
$300,000 2005 To provide general support
RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Chicago
Illinois
$25,000 2005 Social security information project
TOWN CREEK FOUNDATION INC
Easton
Maryland
$40,000 2005 As fiscal sponsor for apollo project
WALLACE GLOBAL FUND
Washington
Dist Of Columbia
$150,000 2005  
WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California
$150,000 2005 For general support of the Apollo Project for good jobs and energy, independence
EDWARDS MOTHER EARTH FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington
$50,000 2005  
THE SEATTLE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington
$9,000 2004 Promote renewable energy
TOWN CREEK FOUNDATION INC
Easton
Maryland
$30,000 2004 As fiscal sponsor for Apollo Project
JEWISH COMMUNAL FUND
New York
New York
$200,000 2004  
TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$225,000 2004  
OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$75,000 2003 Apollo Project for Good Jobs and Energy Independence
THE ENERGY FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$50,000 2003 To develop a consensus between local labor and clean energy advocates on policy recommendations for renewable portfolio standards
GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
Aspen
Colorado
$25,000 2003 For a convening of NGOs interested in collaboration and engagement efforts
21ST CENTURY ILGWU HERITAGE FUND
New York
New York
$25,000 2002  
NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$8,000 2002 Project on Economic Revitalization
THE JKW FOUNDATION
New York
New York
$150,000 2002  
SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York
$15,000 2002 For a symposium on developing and using the latest technology tools for online advocacy
BARBRA STREISAND FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California
$10,000 2002 General use
IRENE DIAMOND FUND INC
New York
New York
$250,000 2002 Support of program expansion
TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California
$100,000 2001 General operating support
BARBRA STREISAND FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California
$7,500 2001  
BARBRA STREISAND FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California
$7,500 2000  
IRENE DIAMOND FUND INC
New York
New York
$50,000 1999  
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York
New York
$100,000 1999  
JOHN D & CATHERINE T MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
Chicago
Illinois
$155,000 1999  
LEAR FAMILY FOUNDATION
Beverly Hills
California
$100,000 1999

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