About the Institute for America’s Future
The Institute for America's Future is a center of non-partisan research and education. Drawing on a network of scholars, activists and leaders across the country, IAF develops policy ideas, educational materials and outreach programs. The Institute’s efforts help shape a compelling progressive agenda primarily focusing on such kitchen-table concerns as affordable health care, accessible higher education, retirement security, living wages, healthy workplaces, strong infrastructures, safe food, fair trade and clean energy.
The Institute for America’s Future equips Americans with the tools and information needed to drive issues into the national debate, challenge failed conservative policies and build support for the progressive vision of a government that is on the side of working people.
To achieve our mission, IAF spearheads the development of a compelling progressive economic agenda and message -- which makes clear what progressives stand for, articulates the philosophy and values underlying these policies, and frames and argues for them in new ways that will resonate with the majority of average Americans. IAF also regularly convenes and educates progressive leaders, organizations, candidates, opinion makers, and activists to encourage and facilitate their adoption and use of a common economic agenda and message so that our collective voices echo powerfully. Finally, IAF acts as an incubator of national campaigns in which progressives join together to form policies that advance economic prosperity and opportunity for lower- and middle-income Americans.