The Century Foundation conducts public policy research and analyses of economic, social, and foreign policy issues. Topics include inequality, retirement security, health care reform, election reform, and international affairs. Century produces books, reports, and other publications, and also convenes task forces and working groups in order to inform national policy discussions, to promote fresh ideas and best practices, and to correct myths and misunderstandings about policy reforms. With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., The Century Foundation is nonprofit and nonpartisan. It was founded in 1919 by Edward A. Filene.
Our staff, fellows, and contract authors produce publications and participate in events that (1) explain and analyze public issues in plain language, (2) provide facts and opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of different policy strategies, and (3) develop and call attention to distinctive ideas that can work.