FAQ - America's Future Foundation


America's Future Foundation recruits and cultivates young professionals to become effective, lifelong advocates who will inspire their peers to embrace freedom


What kind of work does AFF do?

AFF is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, educational organization that does not lobby or endorse (for or against) any candidate or legislation. Topics discussed by AFF speakers and writers involve a wide variety of public policy issues from many perspectives.

Can I start and AFF chapter in my city?

Yes! Our team will help you start your chapter and provide resources and opportunities to ensure your chapter launch is a success. Furthermore, we will continue to offer guidance and support as you grow and establish your chapter, so you can focus on hosting quality programs to build the liberty movement in your city. See our Chapter Leader Guidelines and Expectations to learn more.

What kinds of programs does AFF host?

AFF events include everything from happy hours, policy debates, professional development workshops, speeches from experts, sporting events, and more where young professionals can network, learn more about the ideas of liberty, and practice professional skills. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s happening near you.

Can I intern at AFF?

Yes! AFF regularly hosts interns in Washington, DC, but only through partner programs as we are able. If interested, please apply to the Koch Internship Program or The Fund for American Studies. We also seek regular volunteers for events. To volunteer in DC or at a local chapter, fill out and submit our Volunteer Form.

Is AFF libertarian or conservative?

AFF members generally self-identify as conservatives, libertarians, and independents because what binds us are simple principles that result in a society where free enterprise, limited government, and personal responsibility prevail. Those principles include private property, integrity, and the rule of law as understood in the U.S. Constitution and by classical liberal thinkers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and Ludwig Von Mises. There are debates about what these ideas mean in modern times – but AFF provides a unique venue in which to discuss and debate these ideas with your peers. We work to maintain a balance of libertarians and conservatives among our staff, board, advisors, and executives. However you self-identify, you will find friends at AFF who are passionate about ideas like you.

What does AFF mean by leadership?

AFF defines leadership as the action of leading followers toward a common goal. AFF’s notion of leadership is situational—that is, time and place dependent. Ultimately, AFF cannot make leaders. But AFF can enhance the probability that when a leadership situation arises, when the challenge calls, people who embrace free market solutions will be ready to lead. AFF recognizes that not all leadership must be done with authority. Leadership can be exerted from within organizations, outside politics, and through media — not just from the top. Accordingly, AFF succeeds when its members become effective, lifelong advocates as policy analysts, writers, media strategists, campaigners, parents, negotiators on Capitol Hill, philanthropists, and managers—not just when an AFF members become congressmen or CEOs.

How can I give to America’s Future Foundation?

Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to support the work of America’s Future Foundation. There are several options to give. You can:

  1. Send a check to 1633 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009
  2. Contribute online
  3. Make a donation of stock. Please call 202.331.2261 or email Bitcoin donation.
  4. Ensure a legacy of liberty by placing this language in your will: “I give, devise, and bequeath to America’s Future Foundation, tax identification number 52-1928321, 1633 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009 (insert percentage, amount or nature of gift, or remainder of estate) to be used for educational purposes.”