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Bill of Responsibilities at the Freedoms Foundation
in 1949, the Freedoms Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization. The Foundation is located adjacent to the Valley Forge NHPmarker and sits on ground that was once part of General Washington's encampment.

Bill of Responsibilities

In 1985, the Foundation developed a "Bill of Responsibilities" as part of its worldwide educational efforts. It was meant to be a corollary to the Bill of Rights.

Awards Program

George Washington Honor Medal
The Foundation is known for its awards programs honoring Americans from all walks of life, organizations and institutions who set examples in responsible citizenship, free enterprise education, and long-term civic accomplishment.
  • Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education
  • Distinguished Award
  • George Washington Honor Medal

Medal of Honor Grove

As part of its mission to promote responsible citizenship, character and freedom, the Foundation maintains the nation’s only living testimony dedicated to recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. As part of the 60th anniversary of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, the Board of Directors are considering a plan of reinvestment in and redevelopment of the Medal of Honor Grove in order to best memorialize those recipients of the MOH who exemplified in their actions what is best about our democratic republic.Image:Medal of Honor Grove (California).png| California Section of the Medal of Honor GroveImage:Medal of Honor Grove.png| Directory of the Medal of Honor GroveImage:Medal of Honor Grove (Individual).png| Medal of Honor Grove Individual Tree

Involvement with the Boy Scouts of America

Since 1949, Freedoms Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America have worked together on numerous projects. This partnership has been renewed with the creation of the Price of Freedom conference.

The Price of Freedom Conference is a four-day residential program that allows participants the opportunity to interact with experts on current issues of citizenship, patriotism, leadership, and heroism. Participants have the opportunity to make history come to life as they tour colonial Philadelphiamarker and Valley Forge NHP, the site of the 1950, 1957, and 1964 Boy Scout jamborees.

Youth Conferences

The goals of this program are to:

  • Motivate participants to think about themselves and their goals and values, and stimulate and commit them to serious participation in American society.
  • Develop leadership skills and build self-reliance and self-esteem.
  • Challenge participants to develop an understanding of what good citizenship meansand what it takes to achieve it.
  • Explore the concept of an American hero and define heroism.
  • Develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the sacrifices made by individuals in defense of liberty and the democratic way of life.


During the Red Scare, Civitan International was an active financial supporter of the Freedoms Foundation; the organization donated a 22-ton American creedo monument in 1965. The Freedoms Foundation received $210,000 in grants from 1986 to 2005 from conservative foundations, including the John M. Olin Foundation (Olin Industries) and Castle Rock Foundation (Coors).


  1. Michael DiYeso, President & CEO, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

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