Thank you!

$440,000 Challenge Grant DOUBLES your gift for TWICE the impact!

Deadline: May 31


What is the Statesmen Academy?

For years, the Statesmen Academy has been training, equipping and serving state legislators. These graduates have used the training, resources and support to impact policies affecting families, life and religious freedom in their states.

This year, we are expanding the Statesmen Academy to train more legislators than ever before, as well as creating a new program to train school board members – the School Board Academy! The need for pro-family training, direction and support for school board officials is great.

Through your support—DOUBLED when you give by May 31 through the Challenge Grant—attendees of both Academies will learn how to stand firm in their unwavering principles in the face of enormous pressure, as well as join thriving communities for mutual support and accountability.

Your support is crucial!

The Statesmen Academy is held annually, and the number of men and women who want to participate continues to grow. That’s why we’re planning to expand the 2022 class to meet the great need. In addition, the new School Board Academy needs your support to launch later this year.

Your generous financial support will train up two vibrant communities of elected leaders – state legislators and school board members – equipped to transform our government and school boards – from the INSIDE!


Gifts to Family Policy Foundation are tax-deductible.

Transforming our government from the inside

How does the Statesmen Academy affect you?

State legislators introduce bills, resolutions and amendments that affect you, your family, your religious liberty and your future opportunity.

The Statesmen Academy equips these men and women—who will determine the future of our states and nation for decades, if not generations—to stand up for your family and your values.

YOU and the Statesmen Academy GET RESULTS

In just 5 years, the Statesmen Academy has already trained and equipped more than 100 leaders from 33 states.

Most importantly, these leaders are getting things done:

They are getting elected.

In 2020, 55 of them were on the ballot and 52 won!

They are moving up.

Already, since 2016, 20 have either been elected to a higher office or were chosen by their colleagues for a leadership position.

They are leading on the issues.

From the sanctity of life to girls' sports to safeguarding our religious freedom and more, these men and women are taking the lead, carrying legislation and winning victories that make a real difference in the lives of Americans.

Amanda Banks

Attended Statesmen Academy 2016, former Indiana State Senator and policy analyst for Focus on the Family, current Vice President of Education and Director of the Statesmen Academy at Family Policy Foundation

A word from our Director

“We live in a very divisive time, a very politically charged time, one in which our Christian values and traditional morality are being dumbed down or ignored all together.

“Men and women serving in elected office who have a Christian worldview are few and far between—and that can be a lonely place.

“When I served in the Indiana Statehouse, I remember wanting to speak out, knowing what was right on a policy topic, but feeling less sure of how to articulate it well.

“That’s where our Statesmen Academy comes in. We’re that resource that so many of these legislators are looking for—that they didn’t even know was available.

“Statesman Academy is not just a one-week training. Our Statesmen are continually resourced with the tools they need to be successful. They are given model legislation, talking points, media training, statistics and research—real things they can use in their offices to advance the goals and the values we all agree on."

Watch more of Amanda's story here.