Think tank

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

FDD

Washington D.C., United States

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism. FDD transforms ideas into action and policy by focusing its efforts where opinions are formed and decisions are made. FDD holds events throughout the year, including the Leading Thinkers series, briefings on Capitol Hill, expert roundtables for public officials, diplomats and military officers, book releases, and panel discussions and debates within the policy community.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.defenddemocracy.org/

Address:
P.O. Box 33249, Washington D.C. 20033, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
North America, Latin America , Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia, Asia
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2001
Age (years)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 21
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Clifford D. May
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Clifford D. May
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Clifford D. May
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Clifford D. May
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 66
United States average
 38
Global average
 85
2017
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 17
% Female staff
2021
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 27%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 $8,750,290
United States average
 $21,426,867
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 9,499
United States average
 89,052
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 9,120
Likes (2019)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 8,907
Followers (2022)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 48,012
United States average
 49,064
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 41,951
Followers (2019)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 38,286
Subscribers (2022)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 2,580
United States average
 16,599
Global average
 5,590
Subscribers (2021)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 2,260
Subscribers (2019)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 1,075
Followers (2022)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 4,906
United States average
 28,708
Global average
 16,259
Followers (2019)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 2,227

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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