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Young Americans for Liberty Foundation

Make Liberty Win

Austin, TX


Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the most active and effective libertarian youth organization advancing liberty on campus. Our four-step mission is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists to make liberty win.

Ruling Year



Mr. Cliff Maloney Jr.

Main Address

500 N Capital of Texas HWY Bldg 5, Ste 100

Austin, TX 78746 USA


advocacy, student leadership





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Young Americans for Liberty Foundation is organized around the ideals of a free society. Originally named Students for Ron Paul, YALF works to educate students on the principles of liberty on campuses that often do not advance the values of liberty enough. YALF exists to provide students on campus with a haven for the values of liberty and to mobilize them into action.

Our programs

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Where we work

Our Results

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Number of conference attendees

Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,


Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

In 2018, YAL used a model of regional conferences and a single YALCON; in 2019, YAL hosted five regional YALCONs; and in 2020, YAL will host one major event in Austin, Mobilize 2020.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Young Americans for Liberty Foundation, in line with Young Americans for Liberty, Inc., aims to recognize and empower young activists with the toolkit and network to advance our shared cause. YALF enables students on campus to grow in their personal development, leadership capabilities and understanding of principles.

In order to empower young activists, YALF organizes and supplies chapters on campus, throws major events nationwide and especially in the Arlington-D.C. area, recruits non-members, places students in direct working roles, provides leadership training and connects students with useful resources when encountering administrations that hinder their activity.

YALF's capabilities include advancing the projects on campus, throwing events, funding activism and outreach, and throwing leadership seminars. In order to do all that YALF does YALF employs full-time national staff as well as students in part- and full-time positions on campus and within activism regions.

In order to measure progress, YALF uses metrics such as (a) events thrown on campus (b) member attendees at Summits (c) percentage of monthly State Chair performance (d) overall membership count. In addition, YALF also keeps track of how many disruptive speech policies YALF is able to empower students to counter.

Each year for YALF has been larger than the last. The annual national event for top leaders, YALCON, hosted over 400 students in Arlington. In 2018 alone YALF has organized over 1,500 events on college campuses. In the area of advancing free speech, YALF has challenged over 120 Unconstitutional free speech codes. YALF also recently founded a media department which had over 1,000 media hits in 2018. Each year has been larger than the last. Moving forward, YALF will have the majors goals of growing its campus presence in all fifty states and enabling a pipeline to enable students to find their path in politics.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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