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actonActon Institute

The mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

 

adamThe Adam Smith Institute

The Adam Smith Institute is Britain’s leading innovator of free-market economic and social policies.

 

asgAdvocates for Self-Government

The Advocates powers the Liberty Movement by training and mobilizing libertarian activists to engage their fellow citizens and influencing the debate toward freedom, opportunity and respect. Their World’s Smallest Political Quiz has made great inroads into changing the political map from the old linear “Left-Right” spectrum to one that includes libertarians.

allianceThe Alliance for Separation of School and State

The Alliance’s mission is to help parents and others understand the true nature and dangers of compulsory state schooling and to show parents and others how they can take back their freedom to ensure a bright future for their children and our country.

 

algAmericans for Limited Government

At the local, state and national levels – wherever government usurpation has impaired or impinged upon individual freedom, the mission of ALG is unequivocal and invariable: Roll back government.

 

atlasATLAS Economic Research Foundation

Atlas’s mission is to discover, develop and support intellectual entrepreneurs worldwide who have the potential to create independent public policy institutes and related programs that advance liberty; and to provide ongoing support as such institutes and programs mature.

 

atlassocThe Atlas Society

The Atlas Society is the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism — the philosophy founded by Ayn Rand.

 

c4lCampaign for Liberty

Campaign for Liberty promotes and defends the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets and a non-interventionist foreign policy by means of educational and political activity.

 

cascadeCascade Policy Institute

Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon.

 

catoCATO Institute

The mission of the Cato Institute is to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty and peace. The Institute endeavors to use the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote and disseminate applicable policy proposals that create free, open and civil societies in the United States and throughout the world.

 

ceiCenter for Individual Freedom

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

 

centerforsmallerThe Center for Small Government

The Center aims to dismantle, reduce and remove unnecessary, wasteful or harmful Big Government policies and programs. They aim to shrink overall government spending, taxes, authority, debt, assets and liabilities.

 

ceiCompetitive Enterprise Institute

CEI has become a widely recognized voice on a broad range of national issues – from the environment and technology to finance and public health. If the government has written rules to regulate it, they have an opinion on how it could be done better.

 

discoveryDiscovery Institute

Discovery Institute’s mission is to make a positive vision of the future practical. The Institute discovers and promotes ideas in the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty.

 

ddcDownsizeDC

DownsizeDC believes the federal government has grown too centralized, too intrusive and too expensive, and works to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states.

 

dpaDrug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPA Network) is the nation’s leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

 

EFFElectronic Frontier Foundation

When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense.

 

feeFoundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion.

 

freeFoundation for Research on Economics and the Environment

FREE uses economics and scientific analysis to generate and explore innovative solutions to environmental problems.

 

fraserThe Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute measures, studies and communicates the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals in Canada.

 

freestateFree State Project

The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire.

 

fijaFully Informed Jury Association

The FIJA mission is to educate Americans regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant.

 

fffFuture of Freedom Foundation

The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property and limited government.

 

goldwaterThe Goldwater Institute

The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog organization supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty.

 

grassrThe Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

The mission of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is to promote individual liberty, the free market and limited accountable government.

 

heartlandHeartland Institute

Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

 

hacerHispanic American Center for Economic Research

HACER’s goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to the countries of Hispanic America as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law and individual responsibility.

 

indinstIndependent Institute

The Independent Institute sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

 

ieaInstitute for Economic Affairs

The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. The IEA’s goal is to explain free-market ideas to the public, including politicians, students, journalists, businessmen, academics and anyone interested in public policy.

 

iheatInstitute for Health Freedom

The Institute for Health Freedom was established to present the ethical and economic case for strengthening the freedom to choose one’s health care providers and treatments, and to maintain confidential relationships with one’s providers without interference from government or private third parties.

 

ihsInstitute for Humane Studies

IHS is devoted to research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity and social harmony.

 

ijInstitute for Justice

Through strategic litigation, training, communication and outreach, the Institute for Justice advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

 

isilInternational Society for Individual Liberty

ISIL is one of the pioneers in the creation of the worldwide libertarian movement – today’s fastest-growing philosophical/political movement.

 

LOLALadies of Liberty Alliance

The mission of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance is to cultivate and empower a unique community of liberty-minded women through networking and educational opportunities.

 

ifsLibertarian Futurist Society

The Libertarian Futurist Society recognizes and promotes libertarian science fiction through the annual Prometheus Awards.

 

libiLibertarian International

Libertarian International coordinates various initiatives in the defense of individual liberty throughout the world.

 

lpcanLibertarian Party of Canada

The mission of the Libertarian Party of Canada is to reduce the responsibilities and expense of government so that Canadians may each manage their lives to mutually fulfill their needs by the free and voluntary exchange of their efforts and property for the value that best realizes our happiness.

 

lpLibertarian Party of USA

America’s third largest political party, the Libertarian Party, seeks to advance individual liberty by running libertarian candidates for public office.

 

lnccLibertarian National Campaign Committee

The mission of the LNCC is to get people elected to implement policy… from the halls of Congress to the smallest school districts by giving candidates support through training and contributions.

 

librockLibertarian Rock

Libertarian Rock helps and promotes teenage activists — Libertarian Rockstars — who peacefully and legally fight back against unjust laws and harassment by politicians and government workers.

 

babiesLibertarians for Life

Presenting the pro-life case to libertarians, and the libertarian case to pro-lifers.

 

libfundThe Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.

 

libertypacLiberty PAC

Liberty PAC is a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-Free Enterprise, pro-Liberty and pro-constitutional candidates to federal and state offices.

 

lockeThe Locke Institute

The Locke Institute seeks to promote a greater understanding of natural rights and its implications for constitutional democracy and modern society’s economic organization.

 

misrsLudwig von Mises Institute

The Mises Institutes serves as the world’s leading provider of educational materials, conferences, media and literature supporting Austrian Economics and the school of thought represented by Ludwig Von Mises and his contribution to its modern following.

 

mackinacMackinac Center for Public Policy

The Mackinac Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.

 

mankaalMannkal Economic Education Foundation

The Mannkal Foundation aims to strengthen the free market system in Australia, by promoting ideals of voluntary cooperation, choice, personal rights, limited government and responsible resourcefulness of individuals.

 

mppMarijuana Policy Project

MPP is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. They work to remove criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available for ill people who have the approval of their doctors.

 

mercatus-centerMercatus Center, George Mason University

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real world problems.

 

ncpaNational Center for Policy Analysis

The NCPA’s goalis to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.

 

outrightOutright Libertarians

Outright Libertarians is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other self-identified “queer” (LGBTQ) Libertarian Party activists and supporters.

 

pacificPacific Research Institute

The mission of the Pacific Research Institute is to champion freedom, opportunity and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.

 

percProperty and Environment Research Center

PERC is the nation’s oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights.

 

reasonReason Foundation

Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets and the rule of law.

 

rlcThe Republican Liberty Caucus

The RLC exists to promote individual liberty, limited governments and free enterprise within the Republican Party.

 

spnState Policy Network

The State Policy Network is dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, nonprofit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks. SPN’s programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policy makers and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges.

 

sflStudents for Liberty

Students for Liberty’s mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.

 

thoreauinThe Thoreau Institute

The Thoreau Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks ways to protect the environment without big government.

 

yalYoung Americans for Liberty

Young Americans for Liberty is the continuation of Students for Ron Paul that seeks to recruit, train, educate and mobilize students on the ideas of liberty and the Constitution.