The Independence Institute (II) is a libertarian think tank based in Denver, Colorado. The group's stated mission "is to empower individuals and to educate citizens, legislators and opinion makers about public policies that enhance personal and economic freedom."
A view of the entrance, including the sign and the statue of Jefferson.
The Independence Institute is a proponent of educational choice and charter schools. II supported school board members in Douglas County, Colorado who became the majority there in 2009 and subsequently ceased recognizing the district’s union, expanded charter schools, and attempted to initiate a voucher system.  However, a new school board majority elected in 2017 has promised to reverse many of these policies.
In 2013, II opposed Amendment 66, an unsuccessful ballot measure which would have increased the state's income tax by $950 million. The organization supported the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), which was passed by Colorado voters in 1992.