Lexington Institute

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The Lexington Institute is a conservative policy institute that advocates limited government and strong libertarian principles. It takes a generally favourable view of military spending.[1]


Media Transparency reported that between 1998 and 2010, the Lexington Institute received $646,000 from the Smith Richardson Foundation. ExxonMobil donated $10,000 in 2002.[2]

According to the Bridge Project (the successor to Media Transparency) the Institute received donations from the Armstrong Foundation, F M Kirby Foundation, Hickory Foundation, Jaquelin Hume Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation and William H Donner Foundation between 1998 and 2012. [3]

In 2011 the Stuart Family Foundation donated $75,000[4]



  1. Rightweb Lexington Institute. Accessed 26 January 2014.
  2. Cited in Rightweb Lexington Institute. Original source: Media Matters Action Network, Conservative Transparency: Lexington Institute.
  3. Bridge Project Conservative Transparency: Lexington Institute. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 26 January 2014 on 26 January 2014.
  4. Stuart Family Foundation Form 990, 2011, Accessed 25 January 2014.