Freedom Partners

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Freedom Partners
Freedom Partners.png
Freedom Partners Logo
Founded November 2011 (2011-11)
Type Chamber of commerce 501(c)(6)
45-3732750 (EIN)
Key people
  • Alan Cobb, vice president
  • Nick Dunn, vice president, communications
  • Peter Lipsett, vice president, special projects
  • Daniel Jorjani, general counsel
$255,674,218 (FY 2011)
Formerly called
Association for American Innovation

Freedom Partners is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization in Arlington, Virginia. The organization was founded under the name Association for American Innovation in 2011. Its stated purpose is to promote "the benefits of free markets and a free society."[3]


Freedom Partners is structured as a chamber of commerce and is composed of around 200 members, each paying a minimum US$100,000 in annual dues. In 2012, the organization raised $256 million.[4]

The organization is funded by the Koch brothers.[5] The Koch brothers website merely mention Freedom Partners operates independently of Koch Industries".[6] awards grants to advocacy organizations with the goal of raising public awareness about "important societal and economic issues".[3] Freedom Partners gave grants worth a total of $236 million to conservative organizations including Tea Party groups like the Tea Party Patriots and organizations which opposed the Affordable Care Act prior to the 2012 election. A majority of Freedom Partners board is made up of long time employees of the Koch brothers.[7][8][9] In 2012, Freedom Partners made a grant of $115 million to the Center to Protect Patient Rights.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Surgey, Nick (September 16, 2013). "Revealed: Extensive Koch Links to New Right-Wing $250 Million Mega Fund". PR Watch. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Freedom Partners 2011 Form 990 Federal Tax Return". Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Freedom Partners. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Allen, Mike and Vandehei, Jim (September 11, 2013). "The Koch brothers' secret bank". Politico. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ CHRIS RUFER (23 March 2015). "End This Corporate Welfare" (OPINION PAGES). NY Times. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Koch and Freedom Partners". Koch Industries. September 12, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Confessore, Nicholas (September 12, 2013). "Tax Filings Hint at Extent of Koch Brothers’ Reach". New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Seitz-Wald, Alex (September 13, 2013). "Koch Brothers Break New Ground in Dark Money". National Journal. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ Blumenthal, Paul (September 12, 2013). "Koch Brothers Respond To Report On Freedom Partners, Their New Political Organization". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 

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