The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.

  • We bring together thoughtful people with diverse backgrounds and points of view.
  • We cultivate and support values-based, purpose-driven leaders in many communities.
  • We turn ideas into action and impact for individuals and society.