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Causes: Citizen Participation, Public & Societal Benefit, Public Finance, Taxation & Monetary Policy

Mission: To formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional american values, and a strong national defense.

Programs: (see schedule o)educational programs:the heritage foundation ("thf" or "the foundation") hosts events and sponsors programs to educate government officials, the academic community, journalists, and the general public on topics ranging from the founding fathers and civil society to political philosophy and legal principles. In 2014, thf's lectures and seminars program produced 212 public events attracting 12,993 attendees. Thf's resource bank conference draws roughly 500 conservative policy experts, activists, congress members, and donors for three days of workshops and discussions. Thf's intern program provided 189 young people an invaluable work-study experience in washington, dc. Thf's fellowship programs hosted over 50 events, attracting members of all professional levels on capitol hill. Additional information is available in our 2014 annual report, available online at http://www. Heritage. Org/about/financials

(see schedule o)public policy research:the heritage foundation produces hundreds of research papers annually, including issue briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, backgrounders, guides, and books addressing a broad range of economic, domestic, defense, foreign, and social policy issues. These publications analyze both current public policies and alternative policy recommendations for substance and merit. The results of our research are available in print format and at no charge through our website, which is visited by millions. Additional information is available in our 2014 annual report, available online at http://www. Heritage. Org/about/financials

(see schedule o)media and government relations:the heritage foundation distributes its research products to members of congress, congressional staff, policymakers in the executive branch of the federal government, state officials, journalists, members of the academic community, other non-profit organizations, the general public, and donors. The heritage foundation conducts hundreds of briefings for domestic and international officials, policymakers, experts, and lawmakers and their staff on issues ranging from federal spending and unfunded liabilities to homeland security, tax, and health policy. Thf's analysts made over 2,800 radio and television appearances in 2014, and earned roughly 1,400 op-ed placements in major print and online media outlets. Thf sent out a daily newsletter, "the morning bell," to over 470,000 subscribers, and published hundreds of articles through the foundation's digital news publications. The foundation also conducts in-depth issues-related seminars for members of the media, addressing topics such as healthcare and homeland security. Additional information is available in our 2014 annual report, available online at http://www. Heritage. Org/about/financials

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 3

I truly believe Heritage Foundation is sincerely, bible based with integrity and goals to achieve in getting news out to the people. However, I do have one complaint. I have and do donate from time to time. With that said, I recently received a token of appreciation from you which caused me some concern. I t was a beige fabric bag, with the American flag and of course, the Heritage Foundation proudly across the bottom of the bag. My suggestion to someone is that if you are going to send out a token of appreciation; you should make sure you consider it an item you would be proud to display your foundation name. Had my husband not disposed of the bag it was mailed in; I would have returned it to SENDER. The American flag was seriously faded and spotted and even distorted. The only thing clear on the bag was again, the foundation name at the bottom. If you can afford to spend money on "tokens of appreciation" that are bad quality, to the point that no one would really get any use out of it; because they would not be seen carrying it...then money is being wasted that could be used for the foundation work. I know you do good work; but wasting money is not good. If I receive any more "tokens" that are inferior and looks like a complete waste of money; I will assume you have more than enough money and may not need my future donations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I applaud the work of this organization in helping to fight the encroachment of government in our daily lives. Our founding fathers saw the danger of an overreaching government and fought the Revolutionary war to free ourselves from that. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were written to protect "we the people" from the government.

The free enterprise system will always be far more efficient in creating wealth and prosperity for all. Socialism only means that everybody gets to be equally poor. Ask the French who are about to go bankrupt because as Margaret Thatcher said:

"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is the "Big Daddy" of conservative movement think tanks. Hundreds of employees, reliably mainstream conservative on every issue. Its focus is on clear, concise research on critical issues for lawmakers and the public. If the Heritage Foundation did not exist, we would need to invent it. I visit its website often and so should everyone who wants to know the facts behind the big issues. Strongly recommend.

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3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The Heritage foundation refuses to acknowledge that we have asked them on at least 5 different occaisions to stop sending mail to my fathers address. he has given the way too much money over the last 2 years. HE CANT AFFORD IT!! but he is 85 years old and has no clue what he is doing. I guess the Heritage Foundation is afraid of losing this cash cow. Do the right thing and stop sending mail telling the eldeerly that they Need to give an Emergency Donation, this puts fear into them. This is just the same as any other scam out there, If you really do what you say then do what we ask and take elderly people off your mailing list before they cant afford to eat.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Heritage Foundation was NOT founded by the Koch brothers. A quick google search, which takes 10 seconds, clearly shows this to be misinformation. The Heritage Foundation was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich, Edwin Feulner and Joseph Coors. This Think Tank has been pivotal in educating people about the conservative values this country was founded on. Very professionally run charity with good accountability and transparency.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The Heritage Foundation is nothing more than propaganda machine founded by the Koch brothers to enrich themselves. It cherry picks phrases from the Constittution then ad libs them misleading it's audience with the intent of druming up support for politicians who will forever be in the pocket of the Koch brothers...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Jamatucci1 this organization is attempting to RETURN this country to its roots and the ideals of our founding fathers. The "re-engineering" that is taking place is from pro-socialist, anti-capitalist, "entitlement" motivated, selfish individuals who ASK NOT "what they can do for their country" but rather "what their country can do for them". That quote is for the new self centered democrats who have forgotten what their party and leaders USED to be about. As far as the "intellectual" who gave us all a lesson on "evil" people and how they blame others - I'm curious if that applies to those who "blame Bush" for everything that's gone wrong in this country under the current leadership. Both of you should consider moving to a country where your ideals are already established - perhaps Russia, Greece, France or China. The governments there will "take care of you". Don't forget, when you give up the right to care for yourself (to a government), your giving up your liberty.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heritage Foundation is a wonderful organization. We have been donors for years. Their primary role is to educate people that we have a Constitutional Republic and should be governed accordingly. Also the need to stop the wasteful government spending of tax dollars...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization is clearly focused on re-engineering America down a path that destroys the American Dream for nearly everyone.

Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy the daily Member Briefing online. This is a highly professional and educational organization. They are conservative and aligned with "the rule of law".

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