Inspiring Lives

For 70 years the Great Books Foundation has fostered respectful discussion that promotes civil discourse, civic engagement, and social justice. We teach students how to think critically, we empower teachers, parents, and volunteers, and we build communities of lifelong learners. Our 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.