Big Ideas, Long Term Solutions.

The Sunwater Institute is dedicated to improving the foundations of our most important social systems. We focus on long-term impact, not short-term election cycles. Our unique approach includes integrated, multidisciplinary research, data-driven analytics, and remains independent of partisan ideology.


As a nonpartisan think tank, Sunwater Institute relies on the generous contributions from supporters who share our vision for a society, founded on the principles of individual liberty, striving towards its maximum potential.


We execute our mission through publishing research, developing data, tools, and analytics for Congress, convening scholars and journalists, hosting seminars, creating podcasts, and bringing select experts face-to-face to advance fundamental issues affecting human flourishing.

If you have any questions about donating, please contact Holly Pitt Young, Director of Development. 

Free Thinkers Society


  • Up to $4,999 annually
  • SWI Quarterly Newsletter
  • One invitation to select events with congressional leaders and scholars

Renaissance Society


  • $5,000 – 24,999 annually
  • SWI Quarterly Newsletter
  • Five invitations to select events with congressional leaders and scholars
  • SWI published articles and books
  • Advanced viewing of Congressional Reform Series Videos and Federalist Papers Podcasts
  • Invitation to annual retreat

Cornerstone Society


  • $25,000 and above annually
  • SWI Quarterly Newsletter
  • One table of ten to select events with congressional leaders and scholars
  • Advanced viewing of Congressional Reform Interviews and Federalist Papers Podcast
  • Invitation to annual retreat
  • Acknowledgement on the Cornerstone Society Wall of Appreciation at the Sunwater Institute 

Ways to be Involved

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