Sagamore Institute builds and implements solutions to society’s biggest problems. Through research, consulting, and impact investing, we fight for a society uplifted by heartland policy innovation, business solutions, and citizen engagement.

Teresa Lubbers joins Sagamore Institute as President

Founding president Jay Hein to become chief executive officer

I am confident Teresa will continue to expand upon Sagamore’s reputation of excellence by working alongside valued partners and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation

Teresa’s exceptional reputation in our community and her track record for moving ideas into action make her the perfect choice to fulfill our mission to build and implement solutions to society’s biggest problems.

Our Model: Ideas, Innovations, Investments.

As an action-oriented think tank, Sagamore advances innovative ideas for real results. Sagamore advances its mission across three lanes of action:


As a think tank, ideas are our business. Sagamore built on this foundation by forming an expert network of fellows providing independent, innovative research and analysis to public and private sector leaders.

Center for America’s Purpose

Center for Healthcare Affordability

Center for Talent and Opportunity

Center on Faith in Communities

Civic Education and Economic Literacy

Common Good Marketplace

Crisis in Ukraine

Indiana Conference on Citizenship

InnoPower Minority Business Conference

Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum

Jerry Hendrix

Liberia Rising

Measuring Indiana’s Wellbeing

MEI B-School Curriculum

Mission Increase

Mission Triangle

More God Less Crime


Project Fortress

Reforming Criminal Justice in Indiana


We engage in applied research—working alongside innovative practitioners, learning from them, and measuring the impact of ideas and theories put into practice.

CEF Global Network Strategies

Constructing Our Future

Cohatch: New Town Square

Entre Capital

Indiana Defense Network

Indiana Mental Health Roundtable

Integrated Business Roundtable

J-1 Visa Program

MEI Annual Pitch Competitions

MEI Fellowship at COhatch

Ohio Good Community Project

One America Pathways

One Heart Project

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Purposeful Design

Reclaiming Twin Aire

Scholarships for Education Choice

Second Chance 4 Youth

Secretaries’ Innovation Group

The African Model

Thrive Farmers Coffee


We believe good business creates a better society. Sagamore operates an impact investing platform called Commonwealth to offer financial services to expand economic opportunity.


COI Energy






Home Lending Pal

Hurry Home








Standard Carbon


Vital View


Our Team

Sagamore operates a network of partners and fellows or "scholar-practitioners", an accomplished Board of Trustees, and mission-driven headquarters team. Learn more about our people below.