TFAS Launches 50th Anniversary Campaign

Announcing a Multi-Year Plan to Engage and Energize a Leadership Force Advancing the Cause of Liberty for Decades to Come

Teaching Freedom Since 1967


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is an educational nonprofit that is changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Our transformational programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world.

Since 1967, 17,000 students, representing 144 countries, have attended a TFAS summer- or semester-length program. In addition to our core institutes, TFAS reached more than 10,000 young people in 2017 through educational videos, fellowships and seminars. TFAS programs inspire these future leaders to make a difference in their communities and throughout the world by upholding the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

50th Anniversary Gala

Nearly 800 TFAS alumni and friends toasted, dined, danced and commemorated 50 years of TFAS programs during a black-tie gala at the National Building Museum on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.


TFAS Events


“Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty” with Dr. Lee Edwards

TFAS regent emeritus Dr. Lee Edwards is a leading historian of American conservatism. He was present for nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement and worked with President Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley, Jr.  As the Daily…

NYC Alumni Happy Hour

The Fund for American Studies invites TFAS alumni and friends to a happy hour in New York City on Thursday, March 22. Join TFAS NYC alumni chapter leader, Sarah Sicard (IPJ 13),  to reunite with old friends and make new connections at Dewey's Pub in Chelsea,…

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Each year, hundreds of accepted applicants miss out on a TFAS education due to insufficient scholarship funding. Help us ensure that financial need does not stand in the way of teaching the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership.


The Latest at TFAS


Honoring Excellence: TFAS Bestows 50th Anniversary Alumni Awards

The strength and success of TFAS are best measured by the incredible accomplishments of our 17,000 alumni. On Tuesday, March 6, we honored three of our most outstanding examples with the TFAS 50th Anniversary Alumni Awards at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington,…

TFAS Alumni Discuss the Role of a Free Press at Weekend Seminar

What is the proper role of a journalist in a free society? Is objective truth possible? Where does a journalist’s primary allegiance abide? Thirteen TFAS alumni working in journalism and communications gathered to explore these questions during “Liberty…

TFAS Launches 50th Anniversary Campaign

  $25 Million Campaign to Engage and Energize a Leadership Force Advancing the Cause of Liberty for Decades to Come Liberty and free enterprise are threatened today as never before. An ever-growing state and a dangerous cultural divide put at risk the…

TFAS Alumnus Creates Opportunity in His Home Nation Through Digital Literacy

Alumnus Ravi Kumar (IPVS 09, PPF 13) has come far in his life, both geographically and career-wise. He began as a boy in a remote village in Nepal. That is a far cry from where he is today – a lead digital strategist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.,…