Project 2025 Continues to Grow With 60 Partners Preparing for Next Presidential Administration

Project 2025 Continues to Grow With 60 Partners Preparing for Next Presidential Administration

May 19, 2023 6 min read

WASHINGTON—The 2025 Presidential Transition Project reached a new milestone this week with 60 coalition partners now officially serving as its Advisory Board. The broad and diverse alliance is working collaboratively to ensure a successful presidential administration begins in January 2025. 

Project 2025 is being organized by The Heritage Foundation and builds off Heritage’s longstanding commitment to provide policy and personnel recommendations for incoming presidential administrations. This time, however, it is relying heavily on the work of partners spanning the conservative movement. 

Under the direction of Project 2025 leaders Paul Dans and Spencer Chretien, the Advisory Board has grown from a handful of organizations last year to five dozen today. (Full list below.) 

“Project 2025 is proud to work with 60 of the nation’s leading conservative organizations joining forces to prepare and seize the day,” said Dans, the project’s director and former chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management during the Trump administration. “Our goal is to assemble an army of aligned, vetted, trained, and prepared conservatives to go to work on Day One to deconstruct the administrative state.” 

Heritage President Kevin Roberts created Project 2025 to develop both a governing agenda for the next conservative president and ensure the administration puts the right people in place, ready to implement those ideas on Jan. 20, 2025. 

The project has four pillars that will, collectively, pave the way for an effective conservative administration: a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook. The coalition released its policy agenda, “Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise,” in April along with the Presidential Personnel Database and Presidential Administration Academy. Teams are already beginning work on the 180-day playbook

“With the right conservative policy recommendations and properly vetted and trained personnel to implement them, we will take back our government,” said Chretien, Project 2025’s associate director and former special assistant to the president and associate director of Presidential Personnel during the Trump administration. 

Conservative organizations seeking to join Project 2025 may do so by visiting

The 60 groups that make up the Advisory Board include: 

1792 Exchange  

Alabama Policy Institute  

Alliance Defending Freedom  

America First Legal  

American Accountability Foundation  

American Center for Law and Justice  

American Compass  

American Cornerstone Institute  

American Council of Trustees and Alumni  

American Family Association 

American Family Project 

American Legislative Exchange Council  

American Juris Link 

American Moment  

American Principles Project  

Center for Equal Opportunity  

Center for Family and Human Rights  

Center for Immigration Studies  

Center for Renewing America  

Claremont Institute  

Coalition for a Prosperous America 

Competitive Enterprise Institute  

Concerned Women for America  

Conservative Partnership Institute  

Defense of Freedom Institute  

Ethics and Public Policy Center  

Family Policy Alliance  

Family Research Council  

First Liberty Institute  

Forge Leadership Network  

Foundation for Defense of Democracies  

Foundation for Government Accountability  


Heritage Foundation  

Hillsdale College  

Honest Elections Project 

Independent Women’s Forum  

Institute for Education Reform 

Institute for Energy Research  

Institute for the American Worker  

Institute for Women’s Health  

Intercollegiate Studies Institute  

James Madison Institute   

Keystone Policy  

Liberty University  

Mississippi Center for Public Policy 

National Association of Scholars  

National Center for Public Policy Research  

Pacific Research Institute  

Patrick Henry College  

Personnel Policy Operations  

Public Interest Legal Foundation 

Recovery for America Now Foundation  

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America  

Teneo Network  

Texas Public Policy Foundation  

The American Conservative  

The American Main Street Initiative   

The Leadership Institute  

Young America’s Foundation