The mission of the organization is "to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, ensuring that everyone can access and use it freely". The foundation works in two areas, A free and open Web and Open Democracy, to reach the objectives of the organization.
Alberto Ibarguen and Berners-Lee announcing the Web Foundation in 2008
When announcing the foundation, Berners-Lee discussed a system to label websites for their trustworthiness. According to the BBC he said "there needed to be new systems that would give websites a label for trustworthiness once they had been proved reliable sources." The New Scientist criticized the formation of an organization to tell others what is true or not.