Igniting the Conversation
We're committed to creating and promoting evidence-based, innovative, public policy that fosters creativity in an open economy with prudent use of our tax dollars.
Join the Dogwood Institute
As an independent organization not tied to political ideology, we are committed to igniting conversation that will advance policy ideas, inject research-based solutions into public discourse, and create a groundswell around good policy.
The Virginia Dogwood Institute is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ committed to creating and promoting evidence-based, innovative, public policy that fosters creativity in an open economy with prudent use of our tax dollars.
The Virginia Dogwood Institute believes that: Economic opportunity is found in free markets; Practical and prudent fiscal policy leads to a more effective society; Individuals, not the government, are the greatest source of opportunity; and Education is the ultimate equalizer.
The organization will develop policy ideas and positions, true to our principles, that solve problems important to Virginians and present them in an engaging and relatable format that will be targeted to identified audiences across the Commonwealth. We will activate a network of new voices.