National Priorities Project

Annual Report 2011

Vision of an
Engaged Democracy

A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget

Our Mission

National Priorities Project makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

Foundation support


The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has supported the work of National Priorities Project for many years, because NPP engages ordinary citizens with accessible information about the Federal Budget. NPP gives people both the tools and the skills to roll up their sleeves and get involved with shaping our nation's budget to reflect their values. NPP fulfills the Fund's belief that for democracy to flourish and deliver on its promises its citizens must be engaged, empowered, and assertive, and institutions of governance must be inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsive.

Benjamin R. Shute, Jr.
Program Director, Democratic Practice
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

National Priorities Project received support from the following foundations in 2011:

Anonymous (Family Foundation)
Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Colombe Foundation
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Education Foundation of America
F. Felix Foundation
Ford Foundation
Google Foundation
HKH Family Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Open Society Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Investment Company
Solidago Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Foundation
Sunlight Foundation
Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation
Wellspring Fund of the Peace Development Fund