The Oakland Institute is dedicated to creating a space for public participation and democratic debate on key social, economic, environmental, and foreign policy issues that affect our lives. By becoming a member of The Oakland Institute, you are building the foundation for a democratic and peaceful future.
The Oakland Institute accepts no funding from corporations or governments. Your tax-deductible donation allow us to conduct independent research, analysis, and advocacy to facilitate democratic participation in critical social, economic, environmental, and foreign policy decisions that affect our quality of life.
When you join the Oakland Institute you have the satisfaction of underwriting open discussion of critical issues. Free trade agreements, new technologies such as genetic engineering, and governmental funding priorities to challenge growing hunger and poverty, call for vigorous public discussion of the pros and cons. The Oakland Institute is providing a progressive perspective on such critical issues that are currently greatly under-reported and largely neglected by the mainstream media.