For 100 years, we’ve delivered original, evidence-based policy leadership that has pushed the progressive movement and our country forward.
The Century Foundation is one of the oldest think tanks in the country. We don’t just do research for research’s sake: we do it to make a difference in people’s lives.
At TCF, we know change doesn’t come easy or happen overnight. It requires persistence, rigor, and ingenuity. And that’s been our approach for a century: we sweat the details, doing the hard work today for policy progress tomorrow.
Our work has contributed to policies that make the economy stronger, elections fairer, communities healthier, and schools and society more equitable. Today, that legacy continues in our fight for higher wages and stronger worker protections, universal health care and debt-free college, and equal rights for all people, to name just a few examples.
Although the particular issues we work on change as the nation’s politics evolve, what does not change—what has never changed—is our commitment to solving problems and making a lasting impact, no matter what or how long it takes.
In the century ahead, The Century Foundation will continue to do what we do best. We’ll quietly focus on the details that matter, as others fight to be the loudest in the room. And we’ll pursue outside-the-box solutions, despite what powerful defenders of the status quo may say.
In short, we’ll keep doing everything we can today so that America can make progress tomorrow, and for at least 100 years after that.
The Century Foundation, almost 100 years (old), has done an awful lot to work for basic fairness and decency for workers.Vice President, Joe Biden
TCF’s deeply held progressive values, combined with our commitment to independence and rigor, have always set us apart from the rest. In our 100th year, we will work harder than ever for opportunity, equality, and justice for all.TCF Chairman, Bradley Abelow
Thank you for your vision. I think it is extraordinary, I think it’s important and I think it’s timely... Congratulations on your upcoming 100 year anniversary. That is a century of great work. I look forward to another century of great work.Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
I am grateful to The Century Foundation for your leadership, not only on issues of school integration, but on issues of inequality and addressing poverty that I think are essential in how we move our country forward.Former U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr.
At 100, TCF operates like a startup, pushing the boundaries of what it takes to drive policy change and constantly looking for new ways to have impact.Sonal Shah, Trustee
There is plenty of money to be had in this country for research merely for the sake of research but far too little of it for intelligent and effective application… I am convinced that the Twentieth Century Fund should only support those which are definitely directed to constructive action.Edward Filene, Founder TCF