Public, Society Benefit

The American Spectator Foundation Inc

  • Arlington, VA
  • www.spectator.org

Mission Statement

TO EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH RESPECT TO NEW IDEA, CONCEPTS AND POLICIES THAT FAVOR THE PRINCIPLES OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, AND THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE FOUNDATION ALSO ATTEMPTS TO TRAIN YOUNG WRITERS FOR CAREERS IN JOURNALISM, AS WELL AS PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR ESTABLISHED CONSERVATIVE WRITERS AND THINKERS.

Main Programs

  1. The American Spectator
  2. Young Journalist Training Program
  3. Saturday Evening Club
Service Areas

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National

Our goal is to reach wider audiences with the principles of western culture and entrepreneurialism while countering liberalism’s growing attacks on capitalism and American values. The American left continues to rain its negative message on the country and the world, even in a time of war. There needs to be a cohesive voice that helps conservatives find common ground to effectively fight the war of ideas taking place in America. The American Spectator is that voice.

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

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Mr. R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr

Keywords

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individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise system, open trade

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EIN

23-7002632

 Number

2208908278

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Our goal is to reach wider audiences with the principles of western culture and entrepreneurialism while countering liberalism’s growing attacks on capitalism and American values. The American left continues to rain its negative message on the country and the world, even in a time of war. There needs to be a cohesive voice that helps conservatives find common ground to effectively fight the war of ideas taking place in America. The American Spectator is that voice.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The American Spectator

The American Spectator Foundation is responsible for publishing The American Spectator and its daily companion website www.spectator.org to provide Americans and decision makers in and outside of government with news and commentary on politics, economics, and culture from a conservative perspective.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 2

Young Journalist Training Program

Since its inception, the Young Journalist
Training program has cultivated the journalistic minds of over 300 young
writers. Provided by Spectator
 editorial staff, the training is focused on news writing, investigative reporting, and online media.

Category

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

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Program 3

Saturday Evening Club

The American Spectator Foundation provides gatherings for today's top business and civic leaders to meet with leading conservative journalists and major public figures, with the goal of advancing the principles of individual liberty, limited government, the free enterprise system, open trade, and a strong national defense.

Category

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

Service Areas

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National

Our goal is to reach wider audiences with the principles of western culture and entrepreneurialism while countering liberalism’s growing attacks on capitalism and American values. The American left continues to rain its negative message on the country and the world, even in a time of war. There needs to be a cohesive voice that helps conservatives find common ground to effectively fight the war of ideas taking place in America. The American Spectator is that voice.

Funding Needs

The annual budget for The American Spectator LLC and The American Spectator Foundation is $3.2 million. Of this amount the Foundation must raise $1.5 million. The support of our leader-donors is leveraged with other gifts to maximize The American Spectator’s operations that transform ideas into policy, shape political debates and debunk the ideas of the liberal establishment.

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American Spectator Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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The American Spectator Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Charles H. Brunie

Brunie Associates

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