Support the Cato Institute's mission of advancing liberty
Sponsorship is one way you can defend, in a concrete way, America's heritage of individual liberty, free markets, and constitutionally limited government. Cato depends solely on tax-deductible contributions from Sponsors who share our commitment to a free and prosperous society. When you support the Cato Institute, you are not just a contributor, you are a colleague. You'll have access to the latest Cato publications, reports, newsletters, and invitations to Cato events. You aren't merely supporting our mission, you become a part of Cato.
The Cato Institute stands in defense of the traditional American principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Cato's scholars emphasize the due influence the Declaration of Independence and Constitution should have in the public policy debate and the importance of preserving the basic liberties that are the foundation of a free society.
For more than a quarter century, the Cato Institute has been the most effective voice in Washington, D.C., advocating a smaller, less intrusive federal government. From media appearances, policy studies, and book publishing to Capitol Hill visits, conferences, and outreach to college students, the Cato Institute is America's leading voice for individual liberty and limited government.
The Cato Institute provides the only consistent voice for individual liberty and limited government in the Washington policy arena. Thanks to Cato's work, journalists and policymakers understand that the ideals that animated the American Revolution are alive today, and that substantial numbers of Americans believe in those principles. Since 1977, Cato scholars have been influential in a range of policy debates, including
"Both friends and ideological foes praise [Cato] for its integrity and independence."
"From privatizing Social Security to condemning corporate welfare, Cato seems to have moved firmly into the forefront of contemporary thought."
"The Cato Institute is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty in the nation that is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty."
—George F. Will
The Cato Institute has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities and non-profit organizations. In earning this four star rating, Cato has demonstrated exceptional fiscal responsibility and efficiency.