About America250

Commemorating the 250th anniversary of America

Our mission

To commemorate our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our daring experiment in democracy.

Our vision

The shared experiences of America250 will have ignited our imaginations, elevated our diverse stories, inspired service in our communities, and demonstrated the lasting durability of the American project.

Who We Are

About America250

America250 is a nonpartisan initiative working to engage every American in commemorating the 250th anniversary of our country. This multi-year effort, from now through July 4, 2026, is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our nation’s past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look ahead toward the future we want to create for the next generation and beyond.

About the Commission

The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was established by Congress in 2016 to plan and orchestrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The nonpartisan Commission, chaired by former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, is working with the America250 Foundation to engage Americans across the country in designing the largest and most inclusive anniversary observance in our nation’s history.

About the Foundation

The America250 Foundation is the nonprofit supporting organization to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. The Foundation works collaboratively with the Commission to facilitate robust public-private partnerships that bring the vision for America250 to life. The Foundation’s senior leaders and Board of Directors oversee a dedicated staff focused on executing the Commission’s vision.

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Join all Americans and share your story about your history and your hopes and dreams for the future of our country. Together, we will tell the American story through videos and the most inclusive commemoration in our history.