Texas Public Policy Foundation
The stated mission of TPPF is to , "improve Texas government by generating academically sound research and data on state issues, and by recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policy makers, the media and general public." TPPF notes that its guiding principles are "individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets and limited government".
TPPF was initially founded and funded in 1989 by James R. Leininger, a physician, businessman and Christian activist from San Antonio, Texas. Today, the Foundation's  board of directors includes fifteen individuals from around the state. Originally based in San Antonio, the organization was relocated in 2003 to Austin to be near the state capitol.
TPPF is organized into nine issue-area centers, which issue research reports and briefing papers on a periodic basis (usually monthly):
- Anne & Tobin Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment (formerly Center for Natural Resources Policy)
- Center for Economic Freedom
- Center for Education Policy
- Center for Effective Justice
- Center for Fiscal Policy
- Center for Health Care Policy
- Center for Higher Education
- Center for Local Governance
- Center for Tenth Amendment Action
During the year, TPPF hosts monthly policy events ("Policy Primers") covering a range of issues, and an annual conference ("Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature") that draws about 1,000 attendees.
TPPF additionally conducts the Right on Crime initiative, an effort to reduce crime, restore victims, and replace mass incarceration with more cost-effective and humane sentencing and criminal punishment.
TPPF also published "The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America - 2014 Edition." 
- Brooke Rollins, President
- The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth, Executive Director and Director, Center for Health Care Policy
- Robert Croft, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
- Bill Peacock, Vice President of Research and Director, Center for Economic Freedom
- The Honorable Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy
- Joshua Treviño, Vice President of Communications
- Ellen Bartling, Communications Associate
- Derek Cohen, Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice
- John Davidson, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Health Care Policy
- Nancy Druart, Publications Manager
- The Honorable Jess Fields, Policy Analyst, Center for Local Governance
- Sarah French, Director of Development
- Vance Ginn, Ph.D., Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy
- David Guenthner, Senior Director for Public Affairs
- Olivia Gustin, Right on Crime Campaign Associate
- Former State Representative The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy
- Kristen Indriago, Deputy Communications Director
- Michael Joyce, Director of Events
- Marc Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice
- Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D., Director, Center for Higher Education
- Karen Lugo, Director, Center for Tenth Amendment Studies
- Josiah Neeley, Policy Analyst, Center for Tenth Amendment Studies & Center for Energy & the Environment
- James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance
- Vikrant Reddy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice
- Rikki Risinger, Accounting & Operations Manager
- Sarah Rumpf, Strategic Campaign Manager, Right on Crime
- Greg Sindelar, Director of Operations
- Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment
- Quigley, Bernie (March 7, 2014). "Requiem for the Tea Party: Mitch McConnell comes packing". The Hill. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- Reilly, Ryan J. (March 7, 2014). "Conservative Skepticism About 'Tough On Crime' Policies Gets Its Turn At CPAC". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- Hancock, The Hon. Sen. Loni (February 22, 2014). "Texas an unlikely model for prison reform". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 12, 2014.