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The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, commonly known as the Commonwealth Foundation or CF, is Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank.

Our mission is simple: CF transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

Henry David Thoreau said,"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Matt Brouillette, president & CEO, explains how CF and allied organizations are striking at the root in Pennsylvania:

Learn more about Pennsylvania’s Permanent Freedom Infrastructure 

On both sides of the aisle, CF has earned the praise of leaders in Pennsylvania politics and policy:

  • “The Commonwealth Foundation is the leading organization in Pennsylvania that champions free markets and limited government.  No public policy group in the state is more effective at advancing the common sense reforms that our state so desperately needs.” U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
  • “The Commonwealth Foundation does fantastic work that helps Pennsylvanians of all political parties and persuasions. They were key in helping my family do what I thought beforehand was impossible—enacting real corrections reform in 2012—and I am excited about their agenda going forward.” Former Governor George Leader

For a complete listing of CF events, click here.