Liberty Fund
Founded1960; 64 years ago (1960)
FounderPierre F. Goodrich
  • 11301 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032
MethodPublishing, conferences

Liberty Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation[2] headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, which promulgates the libertarian views of its founder, Pierre F. Goodrich through publishing, conferences, and educational resources. The operating mandate of the Liberty Fund was set forth in an unpublished memo written by Goodrich "to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals".[3][4][5][2]


Liberty Fund was founded by Pierre F. Goodrich in 1960. In 1997 it received an $80 million donation from Goodrich's wife, Enid, increasing its assets to over $300 million.[5][6]

In November 2015, it was announced that the Liberty Fund was building a $22 million headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.[7][8]

Liberty Fund has been cited by historian Donald T. Critchlow as one of the endowed conservative foundations which laid the way for the election of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1980.[9]


The foundation has published several books covering history, politics, philosophy, law, education, and economics. These include:


Liberty Fund Online

Besides its main website, the Liberty Fund hosts four websites, including:[19][20]

See also


  1. ^ The Ama-gi is interpreted by the Liberty Fund to be the earliest-known written appearance of the word "freedom", or "liberty", taken from a clay document written about 2300 BCE in the Sumerian city-state of Lagash. See: Logo Archived 2016-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Simon, Scott (March 28, 2009). "Sarah Palin as Dorothy? We're Not in Kansas". Weekend Edition – Saturday. NPR. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Rojc, Philip (July 27, 2016). "Rightward, Ho! Ten Top Funders Behind the Surging Libertarian Movement". Inside Philanthropy. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Morgan N. Knull, Goodrich, Pierre, Archived 2018-10-22 at the Wayback Machine, First Principles, 09/23/11.
  5. ^ a b Robert T. Grimm (ed.), Notable American Philanthropists: Biographies of Giving and Volunteering, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, pp. 125–128
  6. ^ "Gift pulls Liberty out of shadows". Indianapolis Business Journal. IBJ Corporation. June 30, 1997. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2013. Because the conferences are scattered across the globe and because they attract only elite thinkers, the fund attracts little attention in Indianapolis outside its Allison Pointe offices.
  7. ^ "Liberty Fund building $22M headquarters in Carmel". Indy Star. Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Liberty Fund". Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  9. ^ Critchlow, Donald. "Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Economics 101-03: History of Economic Thought Spring 2015" (PDF). California State University, Sacramento Department of Economics. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Case Against Sugar: Gary Taubes On EconTalk". The Foundation for Economic Education. 13 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Liberty Fund Links". 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  13. ^ LCCN 2007-15993; OCLC 237794267, 750248783, 730302176; ISBN 978-0865976658, 978-0865976665
  14. ^ "The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (Brief Article) (Book Review)". Reference & Research Book News. Portland, OR: Book News, Inc. May 1, 2008. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  15. ^ [ CEE Authors]
    Laureates include: James Tobin, George Stigler, Gary Becker and Thomas J. Sargent.
  16. ^ "The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. (Brief article) (Book review)". Internet Bookwatch. Midwest Book Review. December 1, 2007. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  17. ^ LCCN 92-50535
  18. ^ "Browse the CEE [1st ed., 1998] by Author". Library of Economics and Liberty. Liberty Fund. Archived from the original on 2017-05-28. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  19. ^ "Online Resources". Liberty Fund. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  20. ^ "About Liberty Fund". Liberty Fund. April 10, 2014. Archived from the original on October 16, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2018.