Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners

Each of these organizations has something to offer YAL chapters across the nation and help them better prepare their activities on campus.  Click an organization's logo to get more information on their internships, website, and how they can help your chapter.



The Advocates for Self Government

The Advocates for Self-Government fights to help build a movement for individual freedom and responsibility, free markets, and peace.

The American Conservative Magazine

The American Conservative was founded in 2002 as a conservative voice against the Iraq War and neoconservative agenda. TAC is "the magazine for thinking conservatives."

 American Majority
American Majority

American Majority is a national non-profit, non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

America's Future Foundation

The mission of America’s Future Foundation is to identify and develop young professional leaders for liberty.  That mission is accomplished by providing principled young professionals with opportunities they could not find elsewhere.

Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process.

Americans for Tax Reform

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism and is read by libertarians, pacifists, leftists, "greens," and independents alike, as well as many on the Right who agree with our opposition to imperialism.

Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights Institute

The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.

Campaign for Liberty

The mission of C4L is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

The Cato Institute

The mission of the Cato Institute is to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.

Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a public interest group dedicated to free enterprise and limited government.

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values.

Downsize DC

The mission of Downsize DC is to end laws and programs that don't work, cause harm, and violate the Constitution.

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Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience — the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity.


FreedomWorks fights for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for all Americans.

The Future of Freedom Foundation

The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.

The Goldwater Institute

The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty. The Institute develops innovative, principled solutions to pressing issues facing the states and enforces constitutionally limited government through litigation.

Illinois Policy Institute

The Illinois Policy Institute is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to supporting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives for a better Illinois.  As a leading voice for economic liberty and government accountability, we engage policy makers, opinion leaders, and citizens on the state and local level.

The Independent Institute

The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.

The Institute for Humane Studies

The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to change the climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.

The Institute for Justice

Through strategic litigation, training, communication and outreach, the Institute for Justice advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

The mission of ISI is to inspire college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.

James Madison
The James Madison Institute

The James Madison Institute is a Florida-based research and educational organization engaged in the battle of ideas.

Liberty Fund
Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, an Indianapolis businessman and lawyer, with the mission of encouraging a deeper understanding of the requisites for restoring and preserving the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.

The Library of Economics and Liberty

The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.

The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process.

The Mercatus Center

The mission of the Mercatus Institute is to generate knowledge and understanding of how institutions affect the freedom to prosper and find creative solutions to overcome barriers that prevent individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives.

The Mises Institute

It is the mission of the Mises Institute to place human choice at the center of economic theory, to encourage a revival of critical historical research, and to advance the Misesian tradition of thought.

National Right to Work LDF

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by abuses of compulsory unionism.

National Taxpayers Union

National Taxpayers Union is America's independent, non-partisan advocate for overburdened taxpayers. NTU mobilizes elected officials and the general public on behalf of tax relief and reform, lower and less wasteful spending, individual liberty, and free enterprise.

Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation is the oldest and most successful public interest legal organization that fights for limited government, property rights, individual rights and a balanced approach to environmental protection.

Pacific Research Institute

The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.

The Prometheus Institute

The Prometheus Institute is a public policy organization dedicated to pioneering innovative technology which increases civic engagement in the United States, especially among the younger generations.

The Reason Foundation

The Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.

Republican Liberty Caucus

The Republican Liberty Caucus exists to promote individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise within the Republican Party.

Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.

State Policy Network

Founded in 1992, State Policy Network is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks.

 Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation

The mission of the Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government.

The Washington Policy Center

The Washington Policy Center improves lives of Washington citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public.

Young America's Foundation

Young America's Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.