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 website, The Daily Signal, and social media. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of 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 1,000 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.

In 2018, the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program ranked The Heritage Foundation as the No. 1 think tank for impact on public policy. The “Global Go To Think Tank Index” is produced annually from an international survey of more than 7,500 scholars, public and private donors, policymakers, and journalists who rank more than 6,600 think tanks. Heritage is a host of the program’s North America Think Tank Summit in Washington.

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

Recent Impact


Confirmation of Russ Vought Makes Third Heritage Alumni in Trump Cabinet

July 24, 2020 2 min read


Heritage Experts Lead the Way on Countering China

July 24, 2020 4 min read


Heritage Expert Applauds Trump Administration for Sanctions on International Criminal Court

July 15, 2020 3 min read


Heritage Educates 200 Students in Newly Created Virtual Training Program

July 2, 2020 2 min read

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