Ideas matter, the transforming power of liberty most of all. Ensuring that our nation and community understand the true meaning and critical importance of liberty is the work of the Woodford Foundation. More than just opening minds and engaging in the battle of ideas, our work is about changing lives and expanding access for all to participate in "America's Opportunity Society." The ideals of liberty and justice for all guide our efforts. We believe that only an 'ownership mentality' will succeed, and that continued drift in the direction of a 'dependency mentality' will eventually mean the end of the American Experiment. Governments naturally grow in response to public wishes and their own desires to 'do more.' Unless individuals take responsibility for ensuring that freedom is perpetuated, liberty will gradually be lost. The Woodford Foundation should measure its performance by how well it is able to influence individuals and organizations to work for the preservation of individual freedom.
Our three major initiatives are (1) Work to Preserve the Free and Prosperous Society (see Links tab), (2) Promote the Profit Sharing Culture (see Lincoln Electric tab), and (3) Vouchers for the Delivery of Social Services (see Vouchers tab).