The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas works to encourage, sponsor and facilitate a greater appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the First Amendment. Ensuring that the public’s business is conducted in public, the FOIFT has successfully helped citizens access government meetings and documents that should be a matter of public record.
Since 1978, the Foundation’s goal has been to educate media and legal professionals, educators, students, public and business officials and individual citizens about their rights and responsibilities as citizens in our democracy. With the clear objective to protect and preserve the state’s open meetings and open records laws, the Foundation acts as a statewide information clearinghouse and offers guidance and assistance on FOI-related issues through a network of attorneys. The FOIFT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supported through grants and tax-deductible donations from private citizens, corporations and foundations.
To provide the leadership to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in public and to protect the individual liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment.