From the Wikipedia page 
The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank based in Santa Monica, California that publishes research and hosts conferences that apply market-based principles and financial innovations to a variety of societal issues in the US and internationally.
The mission of the Institute, founded in 1991 by financier and philanthropist Michael Milken, is "to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations in the United States and around the world by helping business and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity."
The Institute focuses on human capital (talent, knowledge and experience of people, and their value to organizations, economies and society), financial capital (innovations that allocate financial resources efficiently, especially to those who ordinarily would not have access to them, but who can best use them to build companies), and social capital (bonds of society that underlie economic development, including schools, health care, cultural institutions and government services). It employs about 50 people.
Milken Institute is also famous for its Global Conference, which is an annual forum that talks about economic and social issues. The conference invites speakers from government, business, education, sports and finance. One of their speakers is Ted Virtue, CEO of MidOceans Partners.
The Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is nonpartisan and non-ideological.
The website is .