The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP)—officially registered as FGA Action—is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Florida-based, right-wing nonprofit Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). It generates materials and commentary to back a variety of far-right causes, from conducting public polling around “election integrity” to creating informational pamphlets in support of anti-ESG bills and writing papers opposing the expansion of Medicaid. In 2018, OSP lobbied Congress to include work requirements for SNAP, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that helps families in need feed their children.
In 2023, OSP began posting anti-ESG content on its website, while also hiring lobbyists across the country to advocate for state-level legislation to restrict or prevent ESG investment practices.
OSP shares significant staffing overlaps with FGA and other right-wing groups. Tarren Bragdon, OSP’s founder and CEO, is also the president and chief executive of FGA. OSP’s board is largely composed of former legislators from New England (primarily from Maine and Vermont). In 2008, one board member, Carol Weston, received the Legislator of the Year Award from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). She also served as the Maine state director of Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity (AFP) through mid 2016. In addition, FGA awarded another board member, former Ohio State Senator Bill Conley (who also served as ALEC’s Ohio state chair), with its Legislator of the Year award.
- Visiting Fellow Eric Bledsoe
- Visiting Fellow Joe Griffith
- FGA State Government Affairs Director Amanda Prater
Note: FGA Action is not required by law to disclose its donors. The Center for Media and Democracy identified its top funders through an examination of IRS filings.
- Total revenue: $2,540,034
- Total expenses: $2,213,532
- Net assets: $2,516,810
Source: 2020 IRS 990 filing
For more information, visit the OSP page on SourceWatch.