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Georgia Public Policy Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The foundation's mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of free markets, individual freedom and limited government.

Target demographics: citizens, taxpayers and elected oficials

Direct beneficiaries per year: the Georgia Legislature and other elected officials and nonprofit organizations

Geographic areas served: public policy in Georgia

Programs: Georgia Public Policy Goundation focused on providing access to quality education to all students. The foundation released major studies on education savings accounts and the fiscal impact of tax credit scholarships. We continued to promote digital learning and helped drive the effort to connect all public schools to high-speed internet service and promote raising the contribution cap (currently 58 million) for the tax credit scholarship to enable more students to attend the school of their choice. Success of past efforts: georgia was ranked among the top ten states in digital learning policy and georgia is one of a handful of states with a charter school law and scholarships for special needs and other students to attend the school of their choice.

project two: health care. Focused on lowering the cost of health care and improving access. The georgia public policy foundation published major studies on telehealth, a patient-centered alternative to medicaid expansion and promoted the concept of direct primary care (sometimes referred to as concierge care). Success of past efforts: georgia is a leader in telehealth and has the largest network of private, charitable care clinics in the nation.

project three: economic opportunity focused on promoting social justice breaking down barriers to economic opportunity. The foundation published papers and held events highlighting the barriers to upward mobility caused by unnecessary ordinances against businesses and by professional licensing laws. Reflecting our nonpartisan philosophy, we worked with other state and national organizations from all sides of the aisle to highlight the social injustice of civil asset forfeiture. We have shone a light on the gross inequities of the current medical malpractice system. We promoted reform of the states foster care system that would help private organizations put the child first; we shared the importance of transit as it relates to access to employment. Success of past efforts: georgia continues to be recognized for its criminal justice reforms we first promoted five years ago. Georgia eliminated licensing requirements for african hairbraiders, passed a law allowing ridesharing services such as uber and lyft and continued to tear down barriers to inmates re-enter the workplace after serving their time.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Rob A.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Chief of Staff for a Georgia Member of Congress, I rely on GPPF as a well researched and thoughtful policy resource. They are integral in informing our team on a broad range of issues. The principles that guide GPPF are non-partisan. Their motivations are rooted in compassion and good will. They dedicate themselves to finding solutions to our public policy challenges which benefit all Americans. GPPF is the epitome of what a non-profit should be. Pure in intention, highly productive, and operated with the highest level of integrity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Tina Coria and I am the current Chairman of the Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Foundation that advocates for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, created by former US Senators Sam Nunn and John McCain to address what the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) deemed, in 1992 and still is today, to be the greatest domestic threat to our nation: high school dropouts. The Youth ChalleNGe Program operates under the authority of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, administered through the Chief, National Guard Bureau, and executed by the Adjutants General of the States and Territories. In Georgia, we have three Youth ChalleNGe Academies located at Fort Stewart, Fort Gordon and Milledgeville, which our Foundation serves. Since my earlier days working for Senator Nunn when he created this program, to now serving as the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Foundation Chairman, I have relied heavily on the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) to be our go-to as a non-partisan think tank for policy ideas to address constantly emerging issues by developing thoughtful and successful solutions that have served us well to keep our program in Georgia--Number One. I am most thankful for GPPF and look so forward to our continued partnership as we kick-off the next phase of Youth ChalleNGe to assist our Youth ChalleNGe Cadets with workforce development. It is currently in a pilot trial at Fort Stewart called Job ChalleNGe. Since 1991, I have counted on GPPF as my sterling asset in developing public policy initiatives that are both positive and practical in meeting and exceeding the challenges we face in our global society, without compromising our Georgia values!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'd like to say that the GPPF is THE "go-to" organization for information and direction on public policy issues. I have known them to be spot-on with their evaluation of legislation and value their opinions when it comes to "thinking outside the box" on solutions to problems that Georgians face everyday.
I will always check with them first when it comes to formulating my own thoughts for an issue. I have the highest respect for this organization.

Louie Hunter

Doug D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The thought provoking policy statements by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation are always compelling, well researched and well written. Many policy based organization seem to simply hide partisanship behind a thin veil of independence, but GPPF address issues that go across traditional partisans divides and propose solutions to problems facing Georgians of all persuasions.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation since the late 1990's. I have relied on GPPF for sound, fact-based, free market research and data providing solutions to our most difficult issues including transportation, education, healthcare, and taxation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In the current environment of partisan sniping and tribal political conflict it is much needed and refreshing to have the GPPF be an inclusive convener and platform for reasoned discussion on the great public policy issues of the day.

Active respectful debate built on research, data and a vision to make life better for all Georgians.

Margaret W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that provides up to date information on current issues important to me. The factual, unbiased reports on Georgia’s economy, transportation, education, healthcare, justice system, and employment are a dependable resource for anyone truly interested in where Georgia stands relative to other states, whether we excel or need improvement. The annual GPPF Georgia Legislative Policy Forum should be a ‘required attendance’ for all legislators - definitely a great learning experience.

1 Kelly M.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

A reliable source of factual information is hard to come by today. The Foundation has a 25 year plus record of getting their facts right. They stick to fiscal issues and are focused on creating practical solutions to challenging problems. Examples include charter schools, criminal justice reform and highway express lanes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When it comes to looking for non-partisan, FACTUAL information, and concern for our great state of Georgia, you can always count on getting the facts straight when you talk to their team or read their information. Not influenced by agenda or "spin", it is my go-to place for facts. It has always been known to be of the highest integrity....always.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation consistently provides rational, well-founded policies spanning the broad spectrum of issues facing legislators, staff and policy makers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When people in Georgia want to know the truth about a matter ,they all want to ask the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. They have the reputation of “Telling it like it is !” Honesty and credibility are paramount - and that’s why they are the trusted “Go to organization” in the state of Georgia.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Effective non partisan public policy research institute in the State of Georgia, improving the lives of all Georgians. Focuses on health care, education, criminal justice reform, transportation issues and pension reform among other critical issues impacting our state.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GPPF does a great job of analyzing Georgia issues from a non-partisan perspective. They exhibit thorough research and deep thought on the most effective policies for our state. Plus, they present their policy solutions in a rational and civil manner. I personally have grown from my interaction with their process and presentation. More importantly, the great state of Georgia has benefitted enormously from their work. They are a prime example of a top notch policy think tank.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am Ronny Just with Georgia Power. Public policy is hard and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been doing it well for a long time. Their independent voice and deep expertise has educated legislators, business leaders, and influencers alike on topics including healthcare, taxation and transportation...to name a few. We value working with them, but our greatest admiration comes when they respectfully disagree with us as they advance issues forward In the interest of all parties. Every state needs a centrist, conservative, free market voice like GPPF.

1 Sunny K P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Georgia Public Policy Foundation is with:
Excellent and respected leaders and staff
Only source to obtain accurate and non-bias information and data in Georgia
True nonprofit, never receive funding from governments nor organization have interests in GPPF works.