EIN 23-7327730

The Heritage Foundation

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The Heritage Foundation formulates and promotes conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Kevin Roberts runs the foundation, which is located in Washington, DC.
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Program areas at The Heritage Foundation

Educational programs and communications:the Heritage Foundation ("thf or "The Foundation") hosts events and sponsors programs to educate government officials, The academic community, journalists, and The general public on topics ranging from The founding fathers and civil society to political philosophy and legal principles. In 2022, thf's events & public programing team produced 89 live and virtual public events, attracting 15,974 virtual and in-person attendees. Heritage's resource bank meeting convened over 400 conservative movement leaders, donors, and experts in policy research, civic engagement, and communication for three days of strategy sessions, collaboration, and educational programming. (continued on schedule o)thf's intern program hosted a total of 161 interns in a fully immersive work-study experience. 199 young professionals participated in thf's online educational series, The academy. There were 202 total participants in The spring and summer acadamy classes. Thf's government relations hosted 174 policy briefing events in 2022 with participation from multiple congressional offices. Participants included members of congress legislative staffers, communications directors, and chiefs of staff. Additional information is available in our 2022 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...
Media. Government relations, and outreach:the Heritage Foundation distributes its research products to members of congress, congressional staff, policymakers in The executive branch of The federal government, state officials, journalists, members of The academic community, other non-profit organizations, The general public, and donors. The Heritage Foundation conducts hundreds of briefings for domestic and international officials, policymakers, experts, and lawmakers and their staff on issues ranging from federal spending and unfunded liabilities to homeland security, tax, and health policy. Thf delivered 25 congressional testimonies and 9 state legislative testimonies. (continued on schedule o) thf's analysts made over 6,400 radio, podcast, and television appearances in 2022 and earned over 1,200 op-ed placements in major print and online media outlets. Thf experts were quoted or mentioned over 5000 times in major publications. Thf conducted a new house member orientation which had 19 attendees and conducted 67 candidate briefings. With input from our in-house experts, allies in The movement, and our donors, thf announced seven policy priorities: 1-empower parents to make education choices 2-reverse The growth of spending and inflation 3-marginalize big tech's influence 4- protect unborn life and family formation 5-secure america's borders and reduce crime 6-ensure free and fair elections 7-counter The threat of communist china.additional information is available in our 2022 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...
Public policy research:the Heritage Foundation produces research papers annually, including issue briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, backgrounders, guides, and books addressing a broad range of economic, domestic, defense, foreign, and social policy issues. Thf published 58 issue briefs, 66 backgrounders, 27 legal memoranda, 15 factsheets and 12 special reports. These publications analyze both current public policies and alternative policy recommendations for substance and merit. The results of our research are available in print format and at no charge through our website, which is visited by millions. (continued on schedule o)additional information is available in our 2022 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...

Grants made by The Heritage Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Heritage Action for AmericaPublic Policy Education$400,000
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC)Innovation Prize$150,000
The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public PolicyInnovation Prize$150,000
...and 12 more grants made

Who funds The Heritage Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Pharos FoundationGeneral Charitable Support$1,500,680
Diana Davis Spencer FoundationPublic Policy Research and Education$1,500,000
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncCulture$1,353,244
...and 477 more grants received totalling $19,986,428

Personnel at The Heritage Foundation

Eric KorsvallChief Operating Officer$336,050
Charles StimsonDeputy Director , Edwin Meese Center$285,939
John BackielVice President , Finance and Accounting$278,763
Robert BlueyVice President , Communications$289,797
Bridgett WagnerExecutive Director , Feulner Institute$274,433
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for The Heritage Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$95,083,025
Program services$33,862
Investment income and dividends$2,089,703
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$18,470
Net rental income$-655,163
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,393,161
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,366,466
Total revenues$106,329,524

Form 990s for The Heritage Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-06-27990View PDF
2021-122022-06-13990View PDF
2020-122021-06-30990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 129 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,680 from Pharos Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 52 new grant, including a grant for $215,000 from American Endowment Foundation
August 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 21, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 335 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
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General information
214 Massachusetts Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20002
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 546-4400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
W20: Government and Public Administration
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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