Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a libertarian/conservative political advocacy group in the United States funded by billionaire brothers David Koch and Charles Koch. It is a right-wing political advocacy group and one of the most influential American conservative organizations. The group was founded in 2004

Americans for Prosperity strives to solve the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists encourage friends and neighbors to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit and search for long-term solutions together.

The advocacy group recruits and unites concerned citizens in 35 states and advances policies that will help people improve their lives.


  • Predecessor: Citizens for a Sound Economy
  • Formation: March 10, 2004
  • Type: Nonprofit political advocacy group
  • Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
  • Membership: about 2.3 million

AFP Mission Statement

  • “Americans for Prosperity exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate.”
  • “Together, we’re persuading public officials to embrace an agenda of economic freedom, educating our friends and neighbors on the issues shaping our economy, and getting everyone involved in building a culture of freedom at the local, state and federal levels.”


  • Emily Seidel, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tim Phillips, President
  • Nathan Nascimento, Executive Vice President
  • Chase Downham, Senior Vice President of Grassroots
  • Jorge Lima, Senior Vice President of Policy
  • Brent Gardner, Chief Government Affairs Officer
  • Victor E. Bernson, Jr., Vice President, General Counsel
  • Dustin Zvonek, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
  • Derrick Sontag, Vice President of State Operations


  • Frayda Levin, Chair
  • James C. Miller III, Director
  • Nancy Pfotenhauer, Director
  • James E. Stephenson, Director
  • James Davis, Director