The Public Concern Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the study of current political and social issues, the dissemination of those findings, and the expansion of the public discourse on political and social values and ideals.

The foundation’s principal activity is the publication of The Washington Spectator, the monthly newsletter on public affairs. The Public Concern Foundation also sponsors The Public Trust Project, which promotes the findings of independent scientists. In addition, the foundation hosts journalism fellowships, conducts investigative reporting, sponsors and produces social documentary films, publishes books, and provides fiscal sponsorship for kindred activities.

The Washington Spectator

The Washington Spectator is a monthly, independent political periodical with a circulation of 60,000. It often covers issues not receiving sufficient coverage in the mainstream media outlets. Founded by Tristram Coffin in 1974, it is currently edited by Lou Dubose. Subscribe to the Spectator.

The Public Trust Project

The Public Trust Project (PTP) is a nonprofit organization that investigates and reports on the manipulation of scientific research by corporations and government, and promotes the findings of independent scientists whose work has not been skewed by powerful interests. Read more about the Public Trust Project.

Special Thanks

Ballroom Marfa
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Public Concern Foundation