African Development Foundation ($26 million): An independent foreign aid agency focusing on economic development in Africa.
Appalachian Regional Commission ($119 million): A 52-year-old agency focused on economic growth in 420 counties.
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board ($11 million): The agency was created by the Clean Air Act of 1990 and investigates chemical accidents.
Corporation for National and Community Service ($771 million): The agency is best known for its Americorps community service program.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting ($485 million): Supports public television and radio stations, including the PBS television network and, indirectly, National Public Radio.
Delta Regional Authority ($45 million): An economic development agency for the eight-state Mississippi Delta region.
Denali Commission ($14 million): A state and federal economic development agency for Alaska.
Institute of Museum and Library Services ($231 million): Provides money to the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.
Inter-American Foundation ($23 million): Promotes "citizen-led grassroots development" in Latin America and the Caribbean.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency ($66 million): Promotes U.S. exports in energy, transportation, and telecommunications.
Legal Services Corp. ($366 million): A 43-year-old congressionally chartered organization that helps provide free civil legal advice to poor people.
National Endowment for the Arts ($152 million): Encourages participation in the arts.
National Endowment for the Humanities ($155 million): Supports scholarship into literature and culture.
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. ($175 million): Better known as Neighborworks America, the organization supports local affordable housing programs.
Northern Border Regional Commission ($7 million): A regional economic development agency serving parts of Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
Overseas Private Investment Corp.($63 million): Encourages U.S. private investment in the developing world.
U.S. Institute of Peace ($40 million): Government-run think tank focusing on conflict prevention.
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness ($4 million): An independent agency coordinating the federal government's efforts to reduce homelessness.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ($11 million): A program to provide scholarships and fellowships in social sciences and humanities.