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The Heritage Foundation

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The Heritage Foundation is a social science institute based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1973. As of 2019 they had $81 million in revenue and $294 million in assets.

To formulate and promote conservative public policies based on The principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

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Program areas at The Heritage Foundation

(see schedule o)educational programs: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 2018, thf's lectures and seminars program produced 210 public events attracting 11,930 attendees. Thf's resource bank conference draws over 400 conservative movement leaders, policy experts, activists, and donors for three days of workshops and discussions. Thf's intern program provided 180 young people an invaluable work-study experience in Washington, dc. Thf's government relations hosted over 124 policy briefing events in 2018 with participation from 221 unique congressional offices. Participants included legislative staffers, communications directors, schedulers, and chiefs of staff. Additional information is available in our 2018 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...

(see schedule o)media and government relations: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. In 2018, thf published 124 issue briefs, 100 backgrounders, 15 legal memoranda, and 9 special reports. Thf delivered 31 congressional testimonies. Thf's analysts made over 3,000 radio and television appearances in 2018, and earned over 1,500 op-ed placements in major print and online media outlets. Thf sent out a daily newsletter, "The morning bell," to over 405,000 subscribers, a newsletter, "The agenda" to over 303,000 subscribers, and published hundreds of articles through ...

(see schedule o)public policy research:the Heritage Foundation produces hundreds of 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. 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. Additional information is available in our 2018 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...

Form 990s for The Heritage Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Oct 17, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jul 9, 2015990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Heritage Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$75,564,341
Program services$537,305
Investment income and dividends$525,462
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$15,113
Net rental income$-972,741
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,869,558
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,517,838
Total revenues$81,056,876

Vendors for The Heritage Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-03-04
██████Fundraising software2020-03-04
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-04
█████Marketing software2020-03-04
███ ██ ███Tax accounting2019-07-05
█████ █████ ███ █████ ███Consultants on Direct Mail Program$515,8342018-12-01
███ ██████Consultants on Direct Mail Program$21,2172018-12-01
████████ ███ █████Consultants on Direct Mail Program$340,7572018-12-01
...and 11 more vendors

Personnel at The Heritage Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Eric KorsvallVice President , Operations$227,634Dec. 31, 2018
John P. BackielVice President, Finance and Accounting$225,127July 17, 2019
██████ ██ █████Vice President, Communications and Executive Editor, the Daily Signal$248,342July 17, 2019
████████ ██████Vice President , Policy Promotion / Director , Coalition Relations$235,573Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Vice President of Government Relations-July 17, 2019
██████ ███████Vice President , Development / Director , Donor Relations$182,979Dec. 31, 2018
████ ███████Group Vice President , Development , Development Administration$140,537Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ████Vice President , Personnel$247,106Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █████Director , Digital / Manager , Digital Publishing-Jan. 30, 2018
███ ████████Director , Information Technology / Director , Online Communications and Marketing Technology-Jan. 30, 2018
...and 31 more key personnel

Peer social science organizations

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2American Enterprise Institute501(c)(3)$61 millionWashington, DC
3The Brookings Institution501(c)(3)$96 millionWashington, DC
4Center for Global Development (CGD)501(c)(3)$31 millionWashington, DC
5Pew Research Center501(c)(3)$42 millionWashington, DC
6Center on Budget and Policy Priorities501(c)(3)$33 millionWashington, DC
7FSG501(c)(3)$27 millionBoston, MA
8The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew)501(c)(3)$337 millionPhiladelphia, PA
9Atlantic Council of the United States501(c)(3)$29 millionWashington, DC
10New America501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
11Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars501(c)(3)$25 millionWashington, DC
12Cato Institute501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
13Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$45 millionWashington, DC
14The Chicago Council on Global Affairs501(c)(3)$20 millionChicago, IL
15National Opinion Research Center (NORC)501(c)(3)$196 millionChicago, IL
16US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)501(c)(3)$27 millionWashington, DC
17National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)501(c)(3)$40 millionCambridge, MA
18Mercatus Center501(c)(3)$28 millionArlington, VA
19The Milken Institute501(c)(3)$59 millionSanta Monica, CA
20The Sphere Institute501(c)(3)$29 millionBurlingame, CA
21Ithaka501(c)(3)$94 millionNew York, NY
22Social Science Research Council (SSRC)501(c)(3)$21 millionBrooklyn, NY
23Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education501(c)(3)$26 millionBoulder, CO
24Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids501(c)(3)$33 millionWashington, DC
25Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC