The Heritage Foundation seeks to build a better life for all Americans––and a better life requires a stronger economy, a stronger society, and a stronger national defense.
Heritage serves our members as the only major think tank focused on all three of these important objectives.
To further sharpen that focus––and to continue to unite conservatives behind powerful policy solutions for a strong America––Heritage is coordinating all of our research firepower into three institutes that will help our experts work even more effectively to advance the conservative policy solutions our members support.
- The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity seeks to bring about a stronger economy. Through this Institute, Heritage will continue the groundbreaking research that highlights the disastrous impact of “progressive” left-wing ideas and explains the need for lower taxes, less spending and limited government.
- The Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity seeks to bring about a strong society. The work of this Institute will include advancing religious freedom, marriage, and life, promoting child-centered education reform through parental choice, advocating work-based welfare reform, and developing patient-centered health care proposals to protect America from Obamacare.
- The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy seeks to bring about a stronger national defense. This Institute’s work will educate lawmakers and citizens on the numerous global threats to America’s freedom and explore the right and wrong ways to protect our national interests.
Heritage used feedback from our members to name each Institute, ensuring that the words we are using speak to the concerns and values of a vast majority of Americans while reflecting Heritage’s conservative principles.
Each Institute is now home to dozens of researchers and policy experts, whom Heritage members can trust to offer sound conservative solutions for key issues of debate in Congress, with research that drives news coverage and policy consensus toward conservative, common-sense ideas.
According to Heritage President Jim DeMint, “Each of these institutes, combined with the work of Heritage Action for America, will help Heritage pursue the key elements necessary to achieve conservative policy successes––effective research, superb communications, and first-rate advocacy.”