Message from the President

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization devoted to improving our world using positive, pro-liberty ideas. We discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

Heartland plays an essential role in the national (and increasingly international) movement advocating for limited government and personal liberty. We are the pipeline between the freedom movement’s leading thinkers, writers, and entrepreneurs and America’s 8,500 national and state elected officials.

The Heartland Institute is composed of 5,500 citizens who have come together to demand more freedom and less government. We produce original research, apply freedom principles to real-world problems, and effectively market ideas to people who may disagree with us. We produce videos, books, podcasts, and social media; host websites and events; and work to inspire the next generation of freedom fighters.

You may know us from our work exposing the shoddy science and economics that serve as the foundation for the many delusions that run rampant in the global warming alarmist movement. You might have noticed our efforts promoting American ingenuity and development of U.S. energy resources. We also have led efforts to advance school choice, replace Obamacare with patient-directed care, and limit federal and state taxes and spending.

We need your support to continue making our world a better place. Contributions are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you are not already a donor, please sign up today