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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Citizen Participation, International, National Security, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission:

National Priorities Project (NPP) makes complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

Results: Over the course of 30 years, NPP has reached millions of Americans and led a national conversation about putting the priorities of citizens into decision-making about federal spending and revenue. In 2014, we were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our work to track federal spending on military and war overseas.

Target demographics: citizens who wish to understand and act on federal budget policies that affect their families and communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of nonprofit advocacy partners and ten of thousands of Americans

Geographic areas served: all fifty states and the District of Columbia

Programs: educational resources, timely news and analysis, data-driven interactive tools, and accessible infographics.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I urge support for National Priorities project. This web site give straight forward clear information about how the United States budget process works and how the country gets and spends money. Every time I visit I learn something new. It has provided me with invaluable information to inform others and challenge my elected representatives. Their online tools have also helped me understand how simple and difficult it would be to balance the federal budget. I urge anyone with an interest in how the government deals with money (our taxes) to check out and explore National Priorities Project.

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National Priorities Project Thank you so much for using NPP and spreading the word about our work!

National Priorities Project Thank you so much for using and supporting NPP, and spreading the word about our work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the quality information National Priorities Project disseminates. Although I donate to many organizations, I feel like NPP gets underneath ALL of the issues I care about as it follows the money and exposes our grossly bloated defense budget. By tracking, quantifying and organizing defense spending into graphic organizers, NPP effectively underscores the price we pay for war and war preparation and relates how that money could have bben used to support humanity by way of jobs, education, environment, foreign aid, infrastructure, and other life serving opportunities.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Your support and praise mean a lot to us. Thank you!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As I get my upstart network, the Daily outsider off the ground, I depend on the insightful and engaging analysis of the NPP team..and very much appreciate their efforts.....

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Thank you!

Mary294

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NPP provides a extraordinary service by enabling the general public access to federal budget information that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to acquire and understand.

Thank you for your diligent hard work.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Thank you so much for the kind words!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

THE GRAPHICS USED BY THE NATIONAL PRIORITIES PROJECT PRESENT COMPLEX TOPICS IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND MANNER. THIS DOES A GREAT SERVICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND PRESUMABLY TO JOURNALISTS AND OTHER NON-PROFITS WHO CAN RELY ON THEIR INFORMATION TO TRY TO GET THROUGH ALL THE POLITICAL DECEPTION AND OUTRIGHT LIES THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS ROUTINELY SUBJECTED TO BY GOVERNMENT SPIN AND A MASS MEDIA THAT REPRESENTS A CORPORATE BIAS.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

We truly appreciate your feedback! Thank you.

Raney N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

National Priorities Project, the name says it all! provides thoughtful important tools such as voter guides and newsletters and much more to
Help voters like me make informed decisions. But
It also digs deeper into the data and makes it clear and understandable. This makes it accessible and interesting to the general public! So glad I discovered them just today.
As I was working on voter registration and it helped me to
Get the word out and talk to voters in an informed way
Abt their choices . Decreases cynicism!
So glad they are filling this needed niche. I look forward to using them again and sorry
For the generality but I only just discovered their
Site. Still exploring it's riches. Thanks NPP!

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

We're so glad you found us and hope you'll continue to use our tools. Thanks for the kind words!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a statewide New Jersey volunteer leader for the Progressive Democrats of America. I find the analysis and the data provided by NPP to be crucial for my work on issues - especially those related to budget and funding
Mary Ellen Marino
PDA's NJ State Coordinator

I rank them 5 Stars

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Thank you so much, Mary Ellen!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Please support National Priorities project! They are a great source of information.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

NPP is a great resource for anyone trying to make sense out of the Governments Budgets!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The National Priorities Project has assisted me in understanding how the taxes we pay and the choices our representation in Washington, D.C. and at the state level make affect the essence of daily life. Whether for education or for war, the choices made for us reflect our true priorities. The National Priorities Project makes this abundantly clear.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

We truly appreciate your great feedback. Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

It's said that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts. National Priorities Project provides the facts about the federal budget and the priorities it funds, in a clear and non-partisan way. Access to information is critical to making a democracy work, and NPP is a national treasure.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Wow, we're honored to be called a national treasure! Thank you for the wonderful praise.

Donor

Rating: 5

NPP spends their time researching and campaigning to raise awareness about our federal budget decisions. While they have opinions about what are and aren't good uses of our tax money, they're careful to present objective and straightforward information about our government's budget decisions. Their goal is to stimulate public awareness and informed dialogue about the federal budget, rather than to promote a particular cause, and this is reflected in all their work. NPP plays a role that we desperately need in today's opaque and messy political landscape. Every American could benefit from visiting their website and thinking about the tough questions they raise.

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National Priorities Project 10/27/2014

Thanks for this great feedback, Topher!