The Alabama Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to strengthening free enterprise, defending limited government, and championing strong families.


It is an honor to lead the Alabama Policy Institute in its ongoing pursuit to be the premier resource for conservative policy ideas in the state. I am grateful for the tireless efforts to grow this organization into what it is today.  We will strive to build upon the excellent foundation laid over the past 25 years and will remain true to the principles on which API was founded: free markets, limited government, and strong families.

— Caleb Crosby, API president

 Stand for Foundational Principles

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization dedicated to influencing public policy in the interest of the preservation of free markets, limited government and strong families, which are indispensable to a prosperous society. We do this by identifying, developing, and promoting innovative policy ideas and by providing fact-based, objective analysis of key issues.

We Inform

The mission of API is to provide information to the people of Alabama about the legislative issues being debated in Montgomery and Washington D.C. and to be a reliable resource to our elected representatives on public policy issues. As a conservative think tank, API addresses a wide range of emerging policy issues in the areas of economics, education, the environment, government, family, and society.

We Equip

API approaches important challenges of public policy by researching and offering our analysis and solutions in a timely, understandable and objective manner through reports and publications, articles, media interviews, and API updates available to public servants, citizens, and the media.