Objectivists: Put your ideas to work.

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.

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…there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand
Featured Project

The Great Connections Leap Year Program for high school graduates

The vision of the Great Connections Leap Year Program is to foster "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." —Ayn Rand, For The New Intellectual.

Great Connections Leap Year is a nine month program that powerfully prepares students to find, choose and succeed in a career path for the future economy. The program prominently features works by Ayn Rand, along with other philosophers and writers, in a rigorous curriculum of self-discovery and self-improvement.

The Objectivist Venture Fund has proudly provided grant money to help kick-start this project.

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Prometheus Foundation

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.