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