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The Ostrom Workshop relies on a three-pronged approach to funding: university funds, the Ostrom Workshop’s endowments, and external grants. On average, university funds make up roughly one-third of the Ostrom Workshop’s annual budget. These varied sources of funding enable the Ostrom Workshop to engage in a wide range of activities, and to sustain its research interests over time.

In addition to university funding, the Ostrom Workshop draws on its endowments, the largest of which is the "Tocqueville Fund for the Study of Human Institutions." The Ostrom Workshop also receives generous support from a number of external granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and VERITAS Fund for Higher Education Reform.

Contributions to the Tocqueville Fund/Ostrom Workshop can be made online via the Give Now button. Visit our Giving page to learn more about supporting the mission of the Ostrom Workshop.

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