For more than half a century since its founding, Hudson Institute has welcomed the generous support of individual, foundation, corporate, and government-agency donors in the service of our general mission and our corresponding goal to produce public policy research of unmatched quality, integrity, and practical relevance. As a matter of standard practice, Hudson carefully reviews the sources and stipulations of all potential outside revenue to ensure that the Institute’s work and reputation cannot be questioned or compromised. As a matter of institutional policy, Hudson does not seek or accept financial contributions from non-democratic foreign governments or groups or individuals acting on their behalf. Hudson does not take institutional positions on particular matters of public policy, and individual experts affiliated with the Institute are encouraged—and free—to follow their research to whatever conclusions logic, empirical evidence, and conscience might guide them. Consistent with this tradition of independence, financial contributions to Hudson are made and accepted with no understanding or expectation, explicit or otherwise, that the outcome of future Institute work is in any way predetermined.
With rare and very few exceptions for gifts whose donors prefer to remain anonymous, Hudson Institute publicly identifies the sources and levels of all outside revenue received each calendar year in its annual reports.
Other than disclosing the names of our donors, Hudson Institute does not sell, share or trade donors’ personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. The personal information we protect includes addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. This applies to information received by Hudson Institute on any platform, including our website and mobile applications, and any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through third-party service providers, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donations.
Hudson also fully complies with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Internal Revenue Service guidelines governing 501©(3) non-profit organizations, and all other applicable federal and local laws and regulations.