Social Science Research Institutes

Institute for Principle Studies

  • Modesto, CA
  • www.principlestudies.org

Mission Statement

To provide educational opportunities in civics, economics and history to the general public from a free market, limited government perspective. The Institute for Principle Studies mainly serves the Central Valley of California where the organization is located, but through outreach programs IPS also serves other states as well.

Main Programs

  1. Biblical Principles of Government
  2. Logos Forensics Association
  3. Modesto Debate
  4. Civics Summit
  5. Principle Perspective
Service Areas

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California

The Institute for Principle Studies serves private high school teachers and students, homeschool families and students, pastors and their congregations, and the general public throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area of California.

ruling year

2007

Founder, President & CEO since 2005

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Michael Winther

Keywords

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think-tank

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Also Known As

IPS

EIN

20-3366904

 Number

1209800518

Physical Address

1031 15th Street, Ste. 4

Modesto, CA 95354

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Biblical Principles of Government

A 10-week, 20-hour course covering the foundational concepts and principles that made America great.

Category

Social Science

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$33,000.00

Program 2

Logos Forensics Association

A private Christian high school speech and debate league with the intent of engaging interest in civil affairs and teaching participants about principles of good government.

Category

Social Science

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$29,000.00

Program 3

Modesto Debate

A homeschool speech and debate club a part of the STOA league, a multi-state Christian debate league for homeschooled students, with the intent of engaging participant interest in civil affairs and learning principles of good government.

Category

Social Science

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$30,519.32

Program 4

Civics Summit

An annual 2-day summer conference addressing government and free market economic issues, both in theory and in practical application.

Category

Social Science

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$47,000.00

Program 5

Principle Perspective

A quarterly research publication providing a principled and practical analysis of current issues and events.

Category

Social Science Research

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$24,200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Institute for Principle Studies serves private high school teachers and students, homeschool families and students, pastors and their congregations, and the general public throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area of California.

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Founder, President & CEO

Michael Winther

BIO

Mike Winther is the President of the Institute For Principle Studies and sits on the Board of Scholars at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He holds a degree in political science from the University of Idaho. He leads tours of historical places and events on the East Coast where he teaches about the real foundations of America. As a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions, Mike teaches government, economics, and history to audiences throughout the country. Mike has written numerous articles and essays and is the author of a textbook on rhetoric and academic debate.

Mike is a lifelong student of history and government. He feels a burden to teach the important principles of government and economics—principles that were known by many of our founding fathers, but unfortunately were forgotten a generation later. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he worked as a professional campaign consultant in Washington and California. He is the founder of the Institute for Principle Studies, a Christian think-tank dedicated to researching and teaching foundational principles of government, economics, and history. He is the co-developer of a government and economics curriculum that teaches the foundational principles of good government and economics.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder, President & CEO

"The purpose of the Institute for Principle Studies is to: educate, motivate, and activate citizens for responsible, informed action in the areas of government, public policy, and politics; to encourage citizens to work toward restoring American government to the role envisioned by our founding fathers; and to philosophies that usurp individual liberty."

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BOARD CHAIR

Mike Winther

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