About Heritage

About Heritage

Heritage Has Won Victories for Conservative Principles

Since our founding in 1973, The Heritage Foundation has been working to advance the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Our hard work has paid off time and again. Since we opened our doors more than four decades ago, we have seen substantial gains for the conservative agenda.

With more than 100 policy experts, Heritage has the talent to be able to solve complex policy issues, with simple and effective conservative solutions. We communicate these solutions to tens of millions of Americans through our Daily Signal website. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of sound policy research reports annually, and host hundreds of meetings a year with grassroots leaders and local and national officials. Our strategic location on Capitol Hill -- our offices are just 1000 steps from the House and 500 steps from the Senate -- gives us access to lawmakers and public officials that need to be equipped with policy solutions that represent conservative principles.

No organization on earth is a better supplier of innovative, conservative ideas grounded in founding principles than Heritage.

Sean Hannity

Radio talk show host, writer, conservative political commentator

A Timeline of Successes


Trump administration embraces Heritage Foundation policy recommendations

Analysis completed by The Heritage Foundation determined that 64 percent of the policy prescriptions in Heritage's “Mandate for Leadership” series were included in Trump’s budget, implemented through regulatory guidance, or under consideration for action in accordance with Heritage's original proposals.


Donald Trump turns to Heritage for policy guidance.

As a candidate, Donald Trump drew his list of potential Supreme Court nominees from Heritage recommendations. Many of his policy recommendations were drawn from our Mandate for Leadership series of policy guides. After his November election, Heritage continued to provide guidance on policy and personnel, and several dozen staff worked directly with the transition team.


Leading the fight against Obamacare.

The Heritage Foundation led the intellectual fight against Obamacare. And after the bill passed, we immediately started making the case for repeal. Working with our sister organization, Heritage Action for America, we kept up the drumbeat for repealing the health care law even when the Washington establishment urged otherwise.

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Heritage experts in the past year who have testified on Capitol Hill.

Recent Impact


Betsy DeVos Embraces Heritage’s School-Choice Plan for Military Families

February 23, 2018 1 min read


Vice President Pence Selects Heritage Expert for National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group

February 23, 2018 1 min read


Heritage Is Leading the Way at CPAC 2018

February 22, 2018 1 min read


Heritage Research Influences Census Bureau

February 12, 2018 1 min read