Inspiring Lives

For nearly 70 years the Great Books Foundation has fostered respectful, open discussion that promotes civil discourse, civic engagement, and social justice. We teach students how to think critically, igniting a passion for ideas that establishes a foundation for learning and growth. We empower teachers, parents, and volunteers with a method of learning that promotes close reading, careful questioning, and the respectful exchange of ideas. We build communities of lifelong learners whose commitment to open dialogue establishes common ground and strengthens democracy.
We are the Great Books Foundation. Help us build a more just and civil society.

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Talking Service

Helping veterans make the transition to civilian life


Finding a Room of One’s Own

Empowering young women through discussion


School Initiatives

Struggling schools turn failure into success



To learn more about the Great Books Foundation and ways in which you can contribute, please contact us.