Pew Research Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. The center’s empirically driven research on a wide range of topics helps key stakeholders in society—policymakers, philanthropists, nonprofit organizations and the public at large—solve the world’s most challenging problems.

About The Pew Charitable Trusts

Pew Research Center’s parent organization, The Pew Charitable Trusts, is an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual charitable funds, established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew. Its offices are located in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Brussels and London, with staff in other regions of the United States and Australia. Pew is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

As a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Pew Research Center operates independently but is ultimately accountable to the Trusts’ board of trustees. Pew provides the vast bulk of Pew Research’s financial support and appoints four of the seven voting members of the center’s governing board. However, the center takes sole editorial responsibility for its surveys, reports and findings.

In order to preserve the center’s independence and impartiality, Pew maintains a wall of separation between its support for Pew Research’s information work and its support for projects that seek to advance policy solutions.

Pew Research Partners

Pew Research Center also collaborates with strategic partners. All partnerships must meet guidelines established to maintain the independence and impartiality of our research and to advance our mission to inform the public.

Current and past partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Lilly Endowment; major news organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Journal and The Economist; and individuals.

Financial information is available upon request to Nikolas Wissmann, Director of Financial Administration.

For more information about partnering or supporting the Pew Research Center, contact Matt Farrey, director of philanthropic partnerships, at or 202-540-6473.