Sabre Foundation was founded in 1969 by a group of recent American university graduates with the aim of examining the philosophical underpinnings of free institutions and working to enhance their vitality. This goal was manifested in an early emphasis on domestic public policy issues. Sabre's Book Donation Program was initiated in 1986 as an outgrowth of its philosophical programs, beginning in Poland and Hungary. By the early 1990's programs had been set up in a number of countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Croatia and Ukraine where Sabre still remains active. Sabre has shipped in association with overseas partner organizations close to $250 million worth of new books and other educational materials to more than 80 countries. Sabre has also been a major supplier of educational materials for Peace Corps projects throughout the world.