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Nonprofit Overview

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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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."

2 Janiah H.

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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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.

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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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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Donor

Rating: 5

The Heritage Foundation is an excellent, professionally-run organization. Pay no mind to the reviewer who says the foundation was started by the the Koch brothers (as though there would be something wrong with that anyway -- they made their money honestly, through the free market, not by ripping off the taxpayer). They've confused Heritage with another free market institute. The motive of the diatribe is obvious: They want to harm an organization that has been effective in slowing the growth of government. Greatnonprofits is worse than useless because they permit anybody to anonymously post whatever they want about an organization and won't even remove remove reviews once evidence is provided to them that they include false and defamatory information. Greatnonprofits thus hold lower standards that Wikipedia, if you can believe that.