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Heartland's mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies. Your contribution will help us ensure that freedom rises during our watch and will be protected for generations to come.

Ways to Give

Become a Member
Become a Member
Your membership help provide the sustained resources needed to advance the mission of The Heartland Institute. Heartland membership benefits include:
  • Benefits associated with each level of giving.
  • Discounts to attend Heartland events.
  • Exclusive monthly conference calls with leading policy experts.
  • An annual President's Council Retreat two-day summit.
  • A variety of networking and social activities.
  • Contributions, including gifts of appreciated stock, are tax deductible under Section 501(c)3 of Internal Revenue Code.
Monthly Donation
Make a Monthly Donation
Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support us. You are in total control. You can easily start, change or stop your gift at any time online or by phone.
  • You’ll receive less mail because we don’t need to send you reminders — which means more of your gift goes directly to support us.
  • You’ll receive uninterrupted membership benefits, ensuring you never miss an issue of our popular QPR-Quarterly Performance Report.
Gift of Stock
Avoid capital gains taxes by giving appreciated stock to The Heartland Institute.
  • Make a gift of securities
  • Decide how your gift will be valued
  • Encourage the younger generation
  • Receive immediate income tax deduction
Planned Giving
If preserving and expanding individual freedom for future generations is important to you – and if you want to be remembered for your commitment to liberty – consider making a special gift to The Heartland Institute for our “Legacy of Freedom” campaign.
  • Give through your will (bequest)
  • Honor a family member or friend
  • Create a lasting legacy
  • Contribute to Heartland’s Endowment Fund
Mail Your Donation
Yes! I want ensure that freedom rises during my watch. Please fax this form to 312/377-4122 or mail it to The Heartland Institute, 3939 North Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004. For faster service, call 312/377-4000 and ask for Gwendalyn Carver.
Become a Volunteer
Your time is worth more to us than your money! Seriously, please consider donating your time as a Heartland volunteer. You can work from home or come to our beautiful new offices in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Many opportunities are described here.



Development Team

Gwendalyn Carver
Director of Development 

Wanda L. Davis
Executive Assistant to the President

Aaron D. Stover
Director of Development - Eastern Region