Our mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government.
The Freedom Foundation staff and supporters envision a day when opportunity, responsible governance, and free markets flourish in Washington State. This will only happen when those who have bound us in red tape and drowned us in red ink are vigorously and fearlessly opposed by those who still believe in America's founding principles.
An action-focused, non-profit policy organization - a "think tank" - based in Olympia and active across Washington state. Founded in 1991 by Bob Williams and Lynn Harsh as the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, today we are a national leader in winning the fight for freedom at the state and local level.
The Freedom Foundation is working to reverse the stranglehold public-sector unions have on our government. There is no path to expanded freedom, opportunity or prosperity until we make collective bargaining more transparent, give government employees a choice to join an employees union or not, and prohibit taxpayer's money from being unwillingly used to influence the political system. Freedom Foundation is the only group taking on this fight. Learn more about our Labor Reform Project.
How we do it...
From humble beginnings with just two staff members and 341 supporters, the Freedom Foundation team has grown to include about 20 staff and over 5,000 volunteers and financial supporters. Every contribution to the Freedom Foundation is voluntary - we accept no government support. Every member of that team is dedicated to advancing our mission to make Washington state a better place for people to live, work, and flourish.
What you can do...
Advancing freedom begins with us as individuals and families. We ask ourselves, What would I sacrifice today to defend freedom for future generations? Here are some ways you can get in the fight for Freedom.
- Sign up for our email alerts.
- Use our online or printed information to pass along to your own friends and contacts.
- "Like" us on Facebook and share our posts with your own connections.
- If you live near Olympia, contact Jennifer Kelly to join our team of dedicated volunteers.
- Invite Freedom Foundation speakers to present at your group meetings or special events.
- Donate to the Freedom Foundation today and consider joining with more than 100 members of our Legacy Society.
For more information about the Freedom Foundation, please contact our office.
What people are saying about the Freedom Foundation
"They have the courage to do what needs to be done and they are changing our state for the better."
- Dino Rossi, (Former) State Senator
"...the one group fighting back against the union political machine in Washington State."
- David Boze, Radio Host
"Freedom Foundation stands up for teachers and others against union bullies."
- Cindy Omlin, Executive Director
"Now we face a critical time when the ever increasing size of government is threatening our freedoms. Freedom Foundation is a key player in today's fight for liberty"
- Dr. Matt Manweller, Representative