Institute for America’s Future

The Institute for America’s Future is a center of nonpartisan research and education devoted to shaping a compelling progressive agenda and message. We strive to open up the space for new thinking and bold reforms on such kitchen-table concerns as the availability of good jobs, affordable health care, accessible higher education, retirement security, improved public infrastructure, living wages, healthy workplaces, safe food, fair trade and clean energy.

Through such events as our Washington conference and regular backgrounders, IAF acts as a convener of progressive leaders to encourage the adoption of a common economic agenda and message so that our collective voices echo powerfully. We then each day equip 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.

We are also 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. As such, the Institute is uniquely positioned to play a key role in shaping the next phase of the debate on an economy that works for working Americans.