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Searle Freedom Trust


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Searle Freedom Trust

(formerly D & D Foundation)

1055 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W., Ste. L26

Washington, DC United States 20007-5259

Telephone: (202) 375-7820


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $149,775,265

Total giving: $15,375,712



Additional Contact Information

Kim Berly O. Dennis, C.E.O. and Pres. Phone: (202) 375-7822, and E-mail:


Established in 1998 in IL

Purpose and Activities

The trust aims to foster research and encourage public policies that promote individual freedom and economic liberty while at the same time advancing a commitment to personal responsibility and a respect for traditional American values. One of the foundation’s chief objectives is to help develop policies that advance liberty without encouraging license, and that demand personal responsibility without compromising freedom. Issues the foundation supports include: Tax and budget issues, cost-benefit analysis of regulatory practices, welfare policy, K-12 reform, environmental policy, and legal reform .

Fields of Interest

  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Higher education
  • Public affairs
  • Public policy
  • Social sciences
  • Welfare
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $149,775,265 (market value)

Gifts received: $47,241,181

Expenditures: $19,376,416

Total giving: $15,375,712

Qualifying distributions: $16,613,319