The Show-Me Institute is a research and educational organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Missouri by advancing sensible, well-researched solutions to state and local policy issues.
The Institute’s scholars study public policy problems and develop proposals to increase economic opportunity for ordinary Missourians. It then promotes those solutions through published studies, briefing papers, and other educational materials, which help policymakers, the media, and the general public gain a better understanding of the issues.
The work of the Institute is rooted in the American tradition of free markets and individual liberty. The Institute’s scholars and analysts seek to move beyond the 20th-century mindset that every problem has a government solution. Instead, the Institute develops policies that respect the rights of the individual, encourage creativity and hard work, and nurture independence and social cooperation.
By applying those principles to the problems facing the state, the Show-Me Institute hopes to build a Missouri with a thriving economy and a vibrant civil society, a Missouri that leads the nation in wealth, freedom, and opportunity for all.
Who Funds The Show-Me Institute?
The Show-Me Institute is a publicly supported charitable organization (501(c)3). The Institute’s board of directors funds the basic operations of the Show-Me Institute. In addition, the Institute seeks financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations who share the same vision for the state and want to improve the quality of the public debate. To preserve the Institute’s independence, the Institute accepts no government funding, and does not perform contract work. The Institute’s staff and scholars develop research topics and policy conclusions.
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2012 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2011 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2010 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2009 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2008 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2007 (PDF)
Show-Me Institute Annual Report, 2006 (PDF)