Freedom House is founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people.
Our vision is a world where all are free.
Our mission is to expand and defend freedom globally.
Freedom House was founded in 1941 to rally policymakers and a broadly isolationist American public around the fight against Nazi Germany, and to raise awareness of the fascist threat to American security and values. In the decades since, Freedom House has established itself through its advocacy, programs, and research as the leading American organization devoted to the support and defense of democracy around the world.
We work across political divides to advance policies that strengthen democracy and protect human rights. We support a vast, trusted network of activists and advocates who are leading the struggle for democratic change in their countries. When these courageous individuals are attacked for their activism, journalism, or opposition to tyranny, we strive to keep them safe so that they may continue their important work.
Our History: Founded in 1941 to Defend Democracy Worldwide
Since its founding, Freedom House has monitored the state of freedom and democracy around the world, and helped shaped the debate on the most pressing issues of our time.
Freedom House Board & Leadership
Freedom House is led by President Michael J. Abramowitz. The daily work of the organization is conducted by its approximately 300 staff members in Washington, New York, and field offices around the world.
Careers: Work with Us to Advance Democracy
Working with Freedom House can take you around the world. With programs in nearly 20 countries, Freedom House offers opportunities to grow within the organization, and to learn from the diverse experience of our domestic and international staff.
Support Our Work: Donate today!
Freedom House needs your help in restoring support for democracy. Our work amplifies voices calling for freedom and empowers human rights defenders and civic activists to advance democratic change. Please support our mission by making a gift today.
Freedom House is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.