NGA Funders

NGA has a well-rounded and diverse funding model. Our funding includes member dues, corporate sponsorships and gifts, foundation giving and federal grants. Below are some of the funders who make our work possible in several key areas.


NGA PARTNERS is a powerful sponsorship program for leading industry and association stakeholders looking to elevate their profile with the nation’s governors, promote thought leadership and support bipartisan state solutions. Membership provides unique opportunities for companies to demonstrate their commitment to governors and support of innovative leadership in solving the challenges facing state government today.


The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors. The center includes five policy divisions: Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment, Energy & Transportation, Health, and Homeland Security & Public Safety.

Center for Best Practices Funders: Foundations and Government

  • Alliance for Early Success
  • American Water Foundation
  • Annie E Casey Foundation
  • Arnold Foundation
  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • ChangeLab Solutions
  • Commonwealth Fund
  • Concepts Communications
  • Democracy Fund
  • Department of Energy ISER
  • Department of Energy Office of Electricity
  • Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management
  • Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy
  • Department of Energy Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
  • Donague Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Embassy of Denmark
  • Energy Foundation
  • Federal Emergency Management Administration
  • Foundation for Child Development
  • Grantmakers for Thriving Youth
  • Heising Simons Foundation
  • Institute for Building Technology and Safety
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • New America Foundation
  • Pew Charitable Trust National Partners
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Pritzker Children’s Initiative
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • SCAN Foundation
  • Seattle Foundation
  • Share Our Strength
  • Siegel Family Endowment
  • Siemens Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • State Farm Charitable Foundation
  • Strada Education Network
  • U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy and Policy Analysis
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Wallace Foundation
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Walton Family Fund
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Zero to Three


NGA is also supported by these generous organizations.

Additional Corporate Funders

  • Anomali
  • CenturyLink
  • Cerner
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
  • Governing Magazine
  • Itron Inc
  • Japan External Trade Organization
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • K12
  • Keidanren
  • Meridiam
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Proofpoint, Inc.
  • Rapid7 LLC
  • Raytheon
  • Splunk Inc.
  • State and Federal Communications
  • Strada Education Network
  • Vmware
  • Waymo

Get in touch with NGA

We welcome you to contact us for more information about any of our services or programs


We’re open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
weekdays for assistance
(202) 624-5300


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Hall of the States
444 N. Capitol, Ste. 267
Washington, D.C. 20001


Specific programs are listed above or you can email us here


If you have an inquiry, please email our communications team