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“TCF is strictly non-partisan. We are not the handmaiden of any political party, candidate or movement. But we are not neutral. We care about people, we care about our country and our planet, and we care about the power of progressive, well-reasoned, well-researched ideas. We believe, with liberalism under siege, that those ideas are needed now more than ever.”

Theodore Sorensen
Century Foundation Trustee, 1984-2010; Chairman of the Board, 1994 to 1999

The Century Foundation seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad.

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the Foundation pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

Over its nearly century-long history, the Foundation has been on the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy, including the promotion of equality of educational opportunity, the strengthening of economic security, the protection of workers and consumers, the empowerment of voters, and the fostering of international peace and security.

The Foundation is based in New York, with a satellite office in Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the Foundation’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

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