Causes

“Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes the sturdiest manhood. But there can be no independence
without a large share of self-dependence, and this virtue cannot be bestowed. It must be developed from within”

– Frederick Douglass

The Freedom & Virtue Institute holds firmly in this belief. Dedicated to the ideas of individual freedom, self-reliance, entrepreneurship, and virtuous living, FVI champions these ideas through education and training programs, and the creation of simple, meaningful, and practical projects.

Our work highlights the limited role of government in society and the importance of basic communities, such as family, church, volunteer associations, and the business community in building a free and virtuous society.

The Freedom & Virtue Institute conducts a number of initiatives characterized by simplicity, practicality, significance, and replicability. The three primary causes of the Freedom & Virtue Institute include the Self-Reliance ClubsThe Dignity of Work Initiative and Effective Compassionate Training.

Our institute accepts no government funds and relies exclusively on the generosity of those who believe in our cause.  The Freedom & Virtue Institute is a registered 501-3C nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law #20-2927564.