Washington Policy Center (WPC) is an independent, non-profit think tank that promotes sound public policy based on free-market solutions. Headquartered in Seattle with satellite offices and full-time staff in Olympia and Eastern Washington, Washington Policy Center publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on the vital public policy issues facing our region. WPC has an annual budget of more than $4 million and a full-time staff of 25. Broadcast, print, and online media throughout Washington and across the nation cover WPC's work regularly and seek out its policy experts for analysis and commentary. In addition, lawmakers routinely invite WPC to testify before legislative committees.
Mission: WPC improves lives of Washingtonians by promoting high-quality, non-partisan, evidence-based research to advance policy solutions for a better Washington state.
Since 2011, WPC has awarded its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a college student who embodies the late Congresswoman's values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. Up to $15,000 in total scholarship funds will be awarded and recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress. Past scholarship winners have used the funds to do incredible things and have become great additions to our organization.