How is the Wilson Center Funded?

Since 1968, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has been a model for the successful implementation of a public/private partnership. As the official memorial to President Wilson, Congress supports the Wilson Center through an annual appropriation; however, 70 percent of the annual operating budget must be raised from private sources to ensure the Center's continued role in "the dialogue of democracy." 

Support through Membership

Wilson Alliances

WilsonAlliances, the Center's corporate membership program, provides a unique way for the business community to interact with the policy community at the Wilson Center.

Wilson Council

Nearly 150 individual members of the Wilson Council, the Center's private-sector advisory board, provide leadership and funding to further the Center's mission.

The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community.

The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community.

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