Using Data to Make a Difference
Pew has addressed the challenges of a changing world for 75 years—by illuminating issues, creating common ground, and advancing ambitious projects that lead to tangible progress. And over that time, Pew has operated with an unflinching reliance on facts, using relevant data to provide a shared understanding of a common problem as well as to establish benchmarks for progress. As the organization embarks on the next chapter in its history of service, Pew will continue its core focus on strengthening democracy, helping communities thrive, and conserving the natural world.
As we celebrate our anniversary and look ahead to our next 75 years, achieving measurable, meaningful change will continue to be at the heart of our mission.
Pew’s work is always nonpartisan, based on facts, and guided by a commitment to use data to help individuals and communities thrive. We’re working to shape an America where the voices of the people are heard, government is more effective and equitable, families’ health and wealth are secure, and biodiversity and nature are protected—at home and abroad.
Reflections on the Past
Over our 75-year history, Pew has worked across American eras—from the post-World War II years, to the digital revolution now transforming society. The issues we work on have changed over time to address the ever-evolving problems of the day. And Pew has changed, too—growing from a grantmaker into an actively engaged public charity that directs its own projects and collaborates with partners on a wide variety of initiatives. Throughout, our values and our commitment to study the problems that hold people back—and to help solve them—have remained constant.
75 Years of Solutions
From healthcare to broadband access, Pew has studied the problems that hold people back—and helped fix them
The Pursuit of a Better Future
For 75 years, Pew has illuminated issues, created common ground, and advanced solutions to address societal challenges
A History of Service
From its earliest days in Philadelphia to the global NGO that it is today, The Pew Charitable Trusts has sought to improve people’s lives and help communities thrive
How We’re Celebrating
April 2023 marks The Pew Charitable Trusts’ 75th anniversary, and we will be celebrating all year long with events featuring an array of speakers who will bring a unique perspective and opportunity for conversations about Pew’s values. Another way we are honoring Pew’s 75th anniversary is with the bold goal of achieving 7,500 collective volunteer hours this calendar year. We invite you to celebrate with us by joining a webcast for one of our events or by giving back in some way in your own community.
Pew at 75: Strengthening Democracy
Seeking to bolster democracy and ensure that the public’s voice is heard