The most important bodies of the Foundation are the board of trustees and the board of directors. The members of the board of trustees are appointed for a term of six years. The chairman of the board of trustees is Prof. Dr. Ludwig Theodor Heuss. The board of trustees elects the five honorary members of the board of directors for a term of four years. The acting board of directors has been in office since September 2018 and is headed by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué. The board of directors appoints the chief executive officer of the Foundation for Freedom. Annett Witte performs this function since 2021. The organizational chart provides a complete overview.