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New America Foundation 2005f
1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th floor Washington, DC 20009, United States
tel:1-202 986 2700 fax:1-202 986 3696
e-mail:info@newamerica.net
URL:http://www.newamerica.net


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1999.

General Description: The Foundation's aim is to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of the nation's public discourse. Relying on a venture capital approach, the Foundation invests in outstanding individuals and policy ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum. Through its Fellowship Section and strategic initiatives, the Foundation sponsors a wide range of research, publishes writings, and organizes conferences and events focusing on the most important issues of the time. The Foundation was conceived and established through the collaborative work of a diverse and intergenerational group of public intellectuals, civic leaders, and business executives.

Annual Budget: USD 5 million (2004)

Staff: 55 (47 research, 8 administrative/support), 6 intern

Executive Officers:
Mr. HALSTEAD, Ted (President)
Mr. CLEMONS, Steven (Executive Vice President)

Public Relations:
Mr. CLEMONS, Steven (Executive Vice President)
Ms. BUNTMAN, Jennifer (Program Associate)

(As of November, 2004)

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