The Foundation has connections to several conservative groups according to the Center for Media and Democracy.
It was originally founded in 1968 as the legal arm of the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC). The NRTWC is a lobbying organization that works with legislators at the state and federal levels to push anti-union legislation.
One group the Foundation has ties to is the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (LHBF). The LHBF gives out grants to various conservative groups. One report found that the LHBF had given over $500 million to conservative “public-policy experiments” between 2000 and 2013. In 2021, the LHBF gave the Foundation $150,000.
The Right to Work Foundation is also known to mingle with the Koch Brothers. The President of the Foundation, Mark A. Mix, attended the June 2010 Koch Strategy Group Meeting. He spoke on the “Mobilizing Citizens for November” panel along with Koch operative Sean Noble, and Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity.