We are looking for Objectivists who can put money to productive use to advance Ayn Rand's philosophy of reason, individualism, and capitalism. We offer financial support in the form of grants and loans to intellectual activists with imagination and persistence.
…there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Prometheus Foundation (PF) is an independent, non-profit enterprise whose mission is to actively promote Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. To this end, PF seeks and funds proposals from individual Objectivists as well as from for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Prometheus Foundation operates with two funds: The Objectivist Venture Fund (OVF) and the New Intellectuals Fund (NIF). Carl Barney, a long-time advocate of Objectivist ideas, is the originator and sole funding source for Prometheus.
Objectivist Venture Fund was first announced at the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference, and inaugurated shortly thereafter. OVF underwrites innovative projects whose aim is to spread Ayn Rand’s ideas with maximum impact.
New Intellectuals Fund makes grants from two funds: The Scholarship Fund and the Productiveness Fund. The Scholarship Fund supports talented, upcoming scholars who want to actively promote Objectivism as part of their career plans. The Productiveness Fund supports established Objectivist intellectuals who need money in order to spend more time on their important intellectual work - for example, writing a book or treatise.