The Public Concern Foundation

PCF is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the exploration of political, social and cultural values and the expansion of the public discourse.


Examine. Engage. Expand public discourse. The Public Concern Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the study of current political and social issues, the dissemination of

PCF Board

Hamilton Fish | President Hamilton Fish is a publisher, social entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and film producer in New York City. He is currently the publisher of the twice-monthly

PCF History

Founding, Ralph Shikes & Tristram Coffin The Public Concern Foundation was founded in 1977 by Ralph Shikes, a successful medical-sciences publisher whose interest in politics and art

Current Projects

The Washington Spectator is a monthly, independent political periodical with a circulation of 35,000. In the tradition of I.F. Stone’s Weekly, it gives independent-minded

Contact the PCF

The Public Concern Foundation looks forward to connecting with supporters, journalists and citizens. We can be reached by mail, phone, email, or in New York by appointment.