How We Are Funded

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research institute that operates under tax section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. CEPA is funded through the support of donors who share our mission of promoting an economically vibrant, geopolitically secure and politically free Central and Eastern Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. Our funding comes from a diverse mixture of private and public sources, including foundations, individuals, the U.S. government and corporations.

In addition to being compliant with all public rules governing non-profits, CEPA abides by additional internal standards when considering funding sources. All support benefits programs and analysis with a broad public/educational component, including the annual CEPA Forum. Unlike other U.S. think-tanks, CEPA does not accept foreign government funding. The majority of CEPA funding (more than 50 percent in recent years) comes from U.S. foundations. Past donors include:

The Hirsch Family Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

The International Visegrad Fund

The Smith Richardson Foundation

The East Tennessee Foundation

The Poses Family Foundation

The Baltic American Freedom Foundation

U.S. Mission to NATO

NATO Public Diplomacy Division

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of State

American Friends of the Czech Republic


Lockheed Martin Corporation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Raytheon Company

New Vista Partners

European Defense Agency/ Systems Consultants Services Limited

Chevron Corporation

Bell Helicopter

Textron Systems


BAE Systems

The Hungary Initiatives Foundation

United States Institute of Peace

Friends of Slovakia

CEPA Funding 2016 (Est.)

2016 (Est)

CEPA Funding 2015


CEPA Funding 2013-2014