About Us

What is the Nevada Policy Research Institute?

The Nevada Policy Research Institute is a free-market think tank that seeks private solutions to public challenges facing Nevada, the West and the nation. The Institute's primary areas of focus are education and fiscal policy, with the goal of advancing free-market principles in both. NPRI has offices in Las Vegas, but scholars and writers from all over Nevada and the nation contribute to our mission.

What does the Nevada Policy Research Institute do?

The Institute educates Nevada's citizens, media members and public officials about free-market solutions to public problems. NPRI is a 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code and does not endorse or oppose political candidates.

How does the Nevada Policy Research Institute spread its message?

The Institute uses a number of tools to ensure that its message reaches as many people as possible. Over 20,000 subscribers receive our weekly E-Bulletin, which includes news and analysis from around Nevada and the nation, as well as a report on grassroots activity from around the center-right movement. Our Commentaries examine policy matters currently before Nevada lawmakers, and our Policy Studies provide a more in-depth look at the state's most pressing issues. Institute scholars often appear on radio and television broadcasts, and are regularly consulted by print reporters. When asked, NPRI staff testify before legislators in Carson City.

How is the Nevada Policy Research Institute funded?

NPRI is an independent organization that neither seeks nor accepts government subsidies. The Institute is funded through the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and family trusts. Unlike many nonprofit organizations, NPRI is not funded through a single wealthy benefactor. Most of the Institute's contributions come from NPRI members who donate annually. Click here for membership information.

How can I find out more about NPRI?

Call us at (702) 222-0642 or e-mail us at office at npri.org to receive information about the Institute.

How can I contribute to NPRI? What will I get for my donation?

You can contribute online, or you can learn about other ways to support NPRI by calling us at (702) 222-0642 or by e-mailing us at office at npri.org. By contributing to our mission, you’ll help ensure that Nevada has lower taxes, smaller government and meaningful education reform.