Non-profit

Frontiers of Freedom Institute

Location:

FAIRFAX, VA

Tax ID:

54-1773197

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2014):

Revenue: $308,806
Expenses: $233,517
Assets: $125,745

Frontiers of Freedom Institute is or was a Fairfax, Virginia based nonprofit education and advocacy group. The organization is the sister organization of the Frontiers of Freedom lobbying organization. The organizations were founded by the late former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-WY).

A major focus of the organization is the promotion of energy freedom, more market-based solutions to environmental issues, and opposition to climate change alarmism. Another major focus of the organization is on national defense matters and its support for a strong national defense. The organization is also a strong supporter of a smaller government and lower taxes.

The institute may no longer be in operation. The website was last updated in 2014 and Guidestar lists Frontiers of Freedom Institute as not in the IRS Business Master File. [1]

Overview

The Frontiers of Freedom organization was founded in 1995 by former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-WY) after his retirement from the U.S. Senate after he did not run for re-election in 1994. The educational mission of the organization is to promote the principles of individual freedom, peace through strength, limited government, free enterprise, free markets, and traditional American values as found in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Eventually, the institute was founded to help support the operations of the main organization. [2]

The institute was organized around ten “freedom centers.” Those freedom centers are:

  • Constitutional and Political Freedom which pushed for shrinking the size and scope of the federal government. [3]
  • Economic Freedom which pushed for lower taxes and less regulations. [4]
  • Entrepreneurial and Regulatory Freedom which pushed for property rights and other measures to support a free-market economy. Among the major issues pushed for under this freedom was support for strong copyright laws. [5]
  • Fishing Freedom which defended the rights of Americans to fish. [6]
  • Food Freedom which opposed “nanny state” regulations on diets and mandatory GMO labeling among other things. [7]
  • Fuel and Energy Freedom which opposed restrictions on fossil fuels and subsidies for “green energy”. [8]
  • Internet Freedom which opposed restrictions on the internet and plans to help Russian leader Vladimir Putin control over the internet. [9]
  • Media Corruption and Bias which opposed alleged left-wing bias in the media. [10]
  • Reagan Legacy which defended the legacy of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. [11]
  • Science and Public Policy which opposed the use of “junk science” by left-wing groups. [12]

Programs

The bulk of the organization’s work was done through writing op-eds on its website and for other publications. But the organization also offered up its president, George Landrith, as a speaker for events. The institute was also the sponsor of its annual Ronald Reagan Gala which even featured then-Vice President Dick Cheney as a speaker in 2005. [13]

Leadership

George Landrith has been the president of both the institute and its sister organization Frontiers of Freedom since 1998. Previously he was vice president and general counsel to the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Before that, he was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress. [14]

Miklos K. Radvanyi was the vice president, foreign and international policy. He fled Hungary during the height of the Cold War and was previously a foreign policy adviser to members of Congress. [15]

Scott L. Vanatter was the vice president and COO. He previously founded two political action committees. [16]

Financials

The most recent available Form 990 is from 2014. The institute raised $308,806 and spent $233,517. It had assets of $125,745. [17]

References

  1.        “Frontiers Of Freedom Institute Inc”. 2021. Guidestar. Accessed January 25. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/54-1773197.     ^
  2.            “About”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom. Accessed January 25. https://www.ff.org/about/. ^
  3. “Constitutional And Political Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/constitutional-political/. ^
  4. “Economic Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/economic-freedoms/. ^
  5. “Entrepreneurial & Regulatory Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/entrepreneurial-regulatory-freedom/. ^
  6. “Fishing Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/fishing-freedom/. ^
  7. “Food Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/food-freedom/. ^
  8. “Fuel/Energy Freedom — Frontiers Of Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/fuelenergy-freedom/. ^
  9. “Internet Freedom — Frontiers Of Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/internet-freedom/. ^
  10. “Media Corruption & Bias — Frontiers Of Freedom”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/media-corruption-bias/. ^
  11. “Reagan Legacy”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/reagan-legacy/. ^
  12. “Science And Public Policy”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom Institute. Accessed January 25. http://www.ffinst.org/category/science-public-policy/. ^
  13. “Vice President’s Remarks At The Frontiers Of Freedom Institute 2005 Ronald Reagan Gala”. 2021. The American Presidency Project. Accessed January 25. https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/vice-presidents-remarks-the-frontiers-freedom-institute-2005-ronald-reagan-gala. ^
  14. “About”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom. Accessed January 25. https://www.ff.org/about/. ^
  15. “About”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom. Accessed January 25. https://www.ff.org/about/. ^
  16. “About”. 2021. Frontiers Of Freedom. Accessed January 25. https://www.ff.org/about/. ^
  17. Form 990. 2014. Ebook. Guidestar. https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2014/541/773/2014-541773197-0caf47a7-9.pdf?_gl=1*1kl8khu*_ga*MTcyOTQwMTk5OC4xNTczNDQ5NDky*_ga_0H865XH5JK*MTYxMTYwMDI4Mi43LjEuMTYxMTYwMTAwMC4w*_ga_5W8PXYYGBX*MTYxMTYwMDI4Mi43LjEuMTYxMTYwMTAwMC4w&_ga=2.185536681.1856129550.1611600277-1729401998.1573449492. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: April 1, 2014

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2014 Dec Form 990 $308,806 $233,517 $125,745 $0 N $308,806 $0 $0 $70,750 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $276,567 $226,239 $50,456 $0 N $276,567 $0 $0 $65,000 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990EZ $167,826 $176,334 $228 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990EZ $190,379 $191,726 $8,736 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990EZ $224,859 $214,776 $12,602 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2009 Dec Form 990EZ $192,482 $229,630 $2,519 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2008 Dec Form 990EZ $300,960 $411,830 $39,667 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

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    Frontiers of Freedom Institute

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