EIN 23-7327730

The Heritage Foundation

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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 2020, thf's lectures and seminars program produced 157 live and virtual public events, attracting 22,581 attendees. Thf's virtual resource bank convened conservative movement leaders, policy experts, activists, and donors for year-round policy discussions through webinars and virtual roundtables, reaching over 1,600 live views and almost 50,000 total views including views of archived recordings. Thf's intern program hosted 75 interns in a fully remote work-study experience. 389 young professionals participated in thf's new online educational series, The academy. Thf's government relations hosted 97 policy briefing events in 2020 with participation from 228 unique congressional offices. Participants included members of congress legislative staffers, communications directors, and chiefs of staff. Additional information is available in our 2020 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 2020, thf published 112 issue briefs, 112 backgrounders, 21 legal memoranda, and 21 special reports. Thf delivered 18 congressional testimonies. Thf's analysts made over 3,400 radio and television appearances in 2020 and earned over 1,700 op-ed placements in major print and online media outlets. Thf sent out a daily newsletter, "The morning bell," to over 401,000 subscribers, a newsletter, "The agenda" to over 223,000 subscribers, and published hundreds of articles through The Foundation's digital news publications. Thf held 21 regional donor events. Thf's social media platforms had 3.6 million fans and followers and its websites heritage.org and dailysignal.com had 68.8 million total visitor sessions. Heritage and daily signal videos received 46.9 million views.additional information is available in our 2020 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...
(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 2020 annual report, available online at httpswwwheritageorgarticletheheri...

Grants made by The Heritage Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Heritage Action for AmericaEducation$500,000
Alliance Defending FreedomGeneral Operations$100,000
Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID)Cleaning, Safety, and Beautification Programs in the Capitol Hill Community$39,386
...and 3 more grants made

Who funds The Heritage Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Richard and Barbara Gaby FoundationPublic Policy$1,053,569
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$885,992
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$865,491
...and 293 more grants received totalling $7,508,563

Personnel at The Heritage Foundation

Eric KorsvallVice President , Operations$247,757
John P. BackielVice President, Finance and Accounting$251,517
Robert B. BlueyVice President, Communications and Executive Editor, the Daily Signal$271,511
Tommy BinionVice President of Government Relations
Andrew McIndoeVice President of Development$244,073
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for The Heritage Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$65,877,330
Program services$152,804
Investment income and dividends$1,612,136
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$16,201
Net rental income$-1,061,120
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$50,881,686
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,655,442
Total revenues$119,134,479

Form 990s for The Heritage Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-30990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-10-20990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 52 new grant, including a grant for $290,971 from The Frederick E and Julia G Nonneman Foundation
April 14, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
April 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
December 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 107 new grant, including a grant for $1,053,569 from Richard and Barbara Gaby 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
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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Central organization
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