FREEDOM HOUSE INC

Washington, DC   |  http://www.freedomhouse.org

Mission

Freedom House, an independent nongovernmental organization, supports the expansion of freedom in the world. Freedom is possible only in democratic political systems in which the governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed.

Freedom ultimately depends on the actions of committed and courageous men and women. We support nonviolent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat and we stand in opposition to ideas and forces that challenge the right of all people to be free. Freedom House functions as a catalyst for freedom, democracy and the rule of law through its analysis, advocacy and action.

Ruling year info

1943

President

Michael Abramowitz

Main address

1301 Connecticut Ave NW 6th floor

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

13-1656647

NTEE code info

International Human Rights (Q70)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Freedom House Programs

Analysis.
Freedom House is widely recognized as the definitive source of information on the state of freedom around the globe. Freedom House's four annual surveys, Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads are available in their entirety on the Internet, along with numerous special reports.
Advocacy.
Through public events, press releases, opinion articles, Congressional testimony and one-on-one meetings with policymakers, Freedom House highlights key challenges and issues in the struggle for freedom around the globe.
Action.
Freedom House is engaged in the process of democratic change in parts of the world where freedom is under duress or is yet to be consolidated: Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the former Soviet Union, and the Balkans. Working directly with democratic reformers on the front lines in their own countries, Freedom House acts as a catalyst for freedom by strengthening civil society, promoting open government, defending human rights, and facilitating the free flow of information and ideas.

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Financials

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FREEDOM HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 7/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Chertoff

The Chertoff Group

Goli Ameri

StartItUp

Peter Bass

Quberu

Robert Keane

Cimpress

Monde Muyangwa

Woodrow Wilson Center

Carol Adelman

Hudson Institute

David Birenbaum

Fried, Frank

Sewell Chan

Los Angeles Times

Jorgen Ejbol

Jyllands-Posten Holding

Martin Etchevers

Grupo Clarin

Francis Fukuyama

Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Jonathan Ginns

ACON Investments

Dionisio Gutierrez

Fundacion Libertad y Desarrollo

Rachel Kleinfeld

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jim Kolbe

German Marshall Fund

Faith Morningstar

Developmental Psychologist

Sushma Palmer

Center for Communications, Health, and the Environment

Vivek Paul

Stanford University School of Medicine

Maurice Perkins

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Andrew Prozes

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Ian Simmons

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Thomas Staudt

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Robert Tuttle

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Norman Willox

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Scott Sif

Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates

Arthur Waldron

University of Pennsylvania

Richard Williamson

Winston and Strawn

Wendell Willkie

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Wendell Willkie

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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