PRESERVING FREEDOM & LIBERTY

Requests for programs, buildings and capital assets, technology, capacity building, general operations, endowments and research are considered.

Applicants must articulate how their request aligns to our Donors’ Investment Framework. Fit is based on target population and alignment to one of our Donors’ priority areas for funding.

 

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

Individual freedom allows people to responsibly exercise their rights to expression, property,
association, religion, commerce and participate in the democratic process. Our Donors believe in
the protection and promotion of individual freedoms. They support efforts to educate people about
individual freedom, its inherent value and functional benefits, and the necessity to safeguard
democracy.

 

FREE MARKETS AND FREE ENTERPRISE

Free markets, properly understood – and concurrent with the rule of law, property rights and limited government – are key to the exercise of free enterprise, and to the subsequent creation of widespread prosperity. They create a “rising tide which lifts all economic boats”. Our Donors believe in the inherent rights to, and functional value of, free markets and free enterprise.

 

EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW

The rule of law and equality before the law protects citizens from the arbitrary power of government. Our Donors believe in the inherent value of the rule of law, in equality of opportunity and individual equality before the law.

Eligible Target Populations

  • Public policy initiatives ultimately benefit a general or more broadly defined target population and are more universal in nature.
  • Public policy projects often first identify a target audience. Indicators of influence on a specific target audience are valid outcomes that provide evidence of incremental progress toward an intended positive change.
  • Within the public policy arena, projects should connect to at least one of three specific subcategories of interest: free markets and free enterprise, individual rights and democracy, and equality before the law.