The Fund for Constitutional Government was founded in 1974, in the belief that this country’s elected leaders, government agencies and corporations should uphold the principles set forth in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. FCG protects the Constitution through research, public education, and litigation. We strive to awaken the American public’s concern about the Constitution and to stimulate interest in monitoring how government conducts its business.
FCG operates on the premise that a well-informed citizenry is essential to a successful democracy. Originally founded in response to the Watergate scandal, FCG’s goal was to create the public scrutiny necessary to prevent future government abuses of power. FCG chooses its activities and projects for their ability to provide oversight, protect whistleblowers and publicize constitutional violations.
The FCG board understands that corporate wrongdoing can also be a threat to constitutional rights. For this reason, FCG funds projects that expose corporate violations that are not checked by federal laws or lack enforcement of existing laws. We also support new laws that encourage transparency in corporate-government relations and protect whistleblowers in the private sector.
The Fund for Constitutional Government secures constitutional rights through the following activities:
- Providing ongoing support for established projects
- Developing new projects
- Sponsoring meetings and panel discussions on timely issues
- Publishing books and reports on specific cases of fraud or corruption
- Serving as source of new ideas and support for board members and friends engaged in organizations concerned with constitutional issues