About Heritage

About Heritage

Building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish

Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James leads an organization whose mission is 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.


Effective Research — Provide timely, accurate research on key policy issues


Superb Communications — Effectively market our findings to primary audiences 


Proven Solutions — Pursue conservative policies to help Americans build a better life

From the streets of America to the halls of Congress, the radical left and the rising tide of socialism pose a dire threat to America’s future.  


Now more than ever, the people of this nation need a champion fighting to preserve the great American experiment and everything good and just that it represents.  


That’s why The Heritage Foundation exists.  


Under the leadership of President Kay C. James, The Heritage Foundation fights for individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise, traditional American values, and a strong national defense to protect at all. 


Out of the over 8,000 think tanks that exist worldwide, The Heritage Foundation has consistently been ranked No. 1 in the world for our impact on public policy.  


Our renowned experts spend each day developing solutions to America’s biggest issues – from creating more jobs, improving the economy, and building stronger families to securing our borders, making health care more affordable, and so much more. 


As the recognized leader of the conservative movement, Heritage works to grow and unify the movement by bringing together leaders from across the country to share ideas and strategize how we can preserve the nation we love. 


We’re also helping to produce new generations of conservative leaders to ensure the cause of freedom continues for generations to come. 


Recognizing the need for boots on the ground around the nation to ensure members of Congress heard the voices of their constituents, Heritage created Heritage Action for America. Together, we’ve built a grassroots army of tens of thousands of Heritage Action Sentinels and more than a million activists backing them up.  


But unlike so many other organizations in Washington, D.C., our focus isn’t on putting more power into the hands of government, it’s on returning power to the people. Our job is about working on behalf of the American people, not on behalf of any special interest or political party. 


The Heritage Foundation is a bulwark against the rising tide of socialism and the mobs that seek to destroy this great country. 


But we can’t do it alone. It’s only through our members that we have the ability to engage on all these fronts and continue to fight for America.  


That’s why we invite you to stand with us—because there’s too much at stake to stand on the sidelines.  


It’s only with your help that we can ensure America remains a land of unprecedented opportunity and the freest, most prosperous nation the world has ever known. 

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