The Institute for Wisconsin’s Future (IWF) was established in 1994 to research key state economic policies and use this information to help citizens fight for policies that maximize every individual’s opportunity to achieve educational, economic and personal success.
IWF is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan statewide public policy research and community outreach organization dedicated to state policies that benefit all of Wisconsin’s citizens, especially workers and families. Our mission is rooted in the belief that an educated and engaged citizenry is key to improving individual outcomes.
Under the Opportunity to Learn (OTL) framework, IWF projects include the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES), OTL-Midwest and projects that advance effective teachers, early childhood education, expanded learning opportunities, rigorous curriculum and resource equity.
IWF’s current campaigns include “Fair Funding for Our Future,” a proposal to improve the way our public schools are funded, and “A Penny for Kids,” a one-cent increase in the state sales tax to make sure our schools have the resources needed to deliver to all of our children a quality public education that prepares them to succeed in the future.