The Heritage Foundation is an educational and research institution, a think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and strong national defense. Founded in 1973, the organization works to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish. The Heritage Foundation works with legislators to implement their solutions and organizes nearly 20,000 Sentinel activists and more than 2 million local grassroots activists from across the country to push for their adoption. The UNESCO World Heritage Education Program, launched as a special UNESCO project in 1994, provides young people with the chance to learn about the importance of preserving world heritage sites.
The Heritage Foundation Internship Program also attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber. The framework for training and research in the field of World Heritage has seen significant changes in recent years. The Heritage Foundation is at the forefront of the effort to help Americans prosper by empowering parents in education, reversing rising spending and inflation, protecting the unborn, protecting the borders of the United States, counteracting the threat of communist China, holding big technologies accountable and ensuring free and fair elections. Governing an independent board of directors, The Heritage Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt institution.
It is devoted to safeguarding American values and heritage sites for future generations.