The Close Up Foundation (www.closeup.org) is the nation’s largest nonprofit (501(c)(3)), nonpartisan citizenship education organization. Since its founding in 1970, Close Up has worked to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process through a variety of educational programs.
Each year, more than 20,000 students, teachers, and other adults take part in Close Up’s programs in Washington, D.C. Since the inception of its Washington-based programs in 1971, the Close Up Foundation has welcomed nearly 650,000 students, educators, and other adults to the nation’s capital. Read our Mission Statement to learn more about our philosophy and guiding principles.