Purpose of the Fund

The purpose of the Objectivist Venture Fund is to financially support Objectivists with ideas, imagination and persistence, who can put funds to productive use to advance Objectivism and Ayn Rand.

Featured Project — The Undercurrent

The Undercurrent


Carl_Barney-for_AVFThe Objectivist Venture Fund
A new grant-making fund was announced at the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference. The new fund will award grants (or loans) to individuals to assist in their efforts to promote Objectivist ideas. Carl Barney, a board member of ARI, announced the creation of the new fund, beginning with $1 million donated by him. The fund seeks proposals from individual Objectivists and from both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Funded projects will not duplicate or conflict with projects of the Ayn Rand Institute. Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Director of ARI, said: “This is a great opportunity for creative, thoughtful individuals to present their ideas and proposals that are outside the work of the Institute, but that would complement the work that we do.”