501(c)(3): In U.S. tax law, an organization that has been determined to be nonprofit and nonpolitical; contributions to it are tax-deductible; it can engage in research and education but not efforts to affect specific policy or legislation, often a delicate line.
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- Nonprofit corporation : Any of a number of types of corporation recognized by tax authorities as subject to nondistribution constraints.
- American Majority : Add brief definition or description
- Apache Software Foundation : Non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server.
- Ariel Center for Policy Research : An Israeli interest group, which, in its journal Nativ ("Path"), opposes any two-state solution and the peace process, stating "Judea and Samaria are the cradle of the Hebrew nation and the rationale for the existence of Zionism"
- Cato Institute : Libertarian think tank
- Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America : "CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict" although has been accused of favoring hard-line positions and having a chilling effect on free speech -- and also has been said to encourage free speech
- Focus on the Family : American Christian Right non-profit organization founded in 1977 by James Dobson; Gary Bauer resigned to run for the American Presidency; Partner ministry of Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
- Foreign Policy Research Institute : An education and research center founded in 1955, with mission to “bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests"; its activities include the preparation of general educational material for school use
- Foundation for Defense of Democracies : An American think tank focusing on threats from terrorism and militant Islamists, from which Democratic advisers resigned and many of the leadership are identified as Republican or conservative
- Foundation for Democracy in Iran : U.S.-based group promoting democracy and human rights in Iran, in opposition to the Government of Iran
- Immortalist Society : Charitable organization devoted to research and education in cryonics and life extension.
- Israel Policy Forum : An organization that supports a strong U.S. diplomatic role in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and maintaining a strategic relationship between the U.S. and Israel; it endorses a two-state solution and engagement with Syria and Iran; it was endorsed, at its founding, by Yitzhak Rabin, and does not unreservedly support Likud positions
- Mazen Asbahi : Attorney; Board member, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding; attorney and consultant; briefly National Outreach Coordinator for Muslim Americans and Arab Americans for the Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008 but resigned
- MediaMatters : A web-based, progressive-identified think tank and interest group devoted to media monitoring of positions stated by American conservatives
- NARAL Pro-Choice America : Add brief definition or description
- National Council of La Raza : Add brief definition or description
- NEFA Foundation : A research and archive organization for information on terrorism
- PARSA Community Foundation : A philanthropic organization for the Iranian diaspora, preserving Persian culture and encouraging civic engagement
- Pew Research Center : A multidisciplinary and nonpartisan research center on American culture and politics
- The Prem Rawat Foundation : Add brief definition or description
- Trenton Computer Festival : Add brief definition or description
- Washington Institute for Near East Policy : A think tank on the Middle East, founded with American Israel Public Affairs Committee sponsorship, although considered reasonably objective until the neoconservative push toward U.S. military intervention; still remained more fact-oriented than some more ideologically based groups
- Philanthropy : Action for the love (or good) of humankind; can refer narrowly to fundraising or broadly to "private action for the public good".
- Think tank : An organization that presents ideas as expert analysis, the level of objectivity of which varies with the institution, but with an implication of at least some intellectual independence.