Brookings: Quality. Independence. Impact
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization think tank based in Washington, DC. Its “mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research” and to use that research “to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: 1) strengthen American democracy; 2) foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; 3) and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.”
Data Center: Research for Justice
DataCenter is an “independent research organization for social justice movements and grassroots organizing” whose mission is to empower marginalized communities to produce and benefit from their own knowledge production. They also offer internships.
The Pew Center on the States
The Pew Center conducts research to understand and promote state policies that benefit the public.
The RAND Corporation
Around since 1948, the RAND Corporation is an independent “nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.”
The Social Science Research Council
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an “independent, international non-profit organization” that has been supporting “social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues” since 1923.
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists uses independent science findings and partners with citizens nationwide to “combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.”