About the Foundation FAQ

What Does the Foundation Do?

  • Takes legal action challenging entanglement of religion and government, government endorsement or promotion of religion.
  • Publishes the only freethought newspaper in the United States, Freethought Today
  • Sponsors annual high school, college and grad student essay competitions with cash awards
  • Conducts lively, annual national conventions, honoring state/church, student, and freethought activism
  • Bestows “The Emperor Has No Clothes” Award to public figures for “plain-speaking on religion”
  • Promotes freedom from religion with educational books, literature, music CDs
  • Provides speakers for events and debates
  • Broadcasts Freethought Radio and Freethought Matters (TV show)
  • Places freethought billboards and bus signs
  • Supports local chapters 


FFRF is a non-profit, educational organization. All dues and donations are deductible for income-tax purposes.

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