Prometheus Foundation Programs
Objectivist Venture Fund
The Objectivist Venture Fund (OVF) underwrites organizations and individuals who present strong business plans and proofs of concept for ventures that will promote Ayn Rand’s ideas in substantial ways. Such ventures have included new Ayn Rand centers, book clubs, schools, meet-up groups, seminars, centers of learning, projects within activist organizations, and programs within universities.
The Scholarship Program funds talented, up-and-coming scholars who seek to promote Objectivism as a significant part of their career. Objectivists of any age may apply for funds to finance their formal education. Recipients must demonstrate substantial understanding of Objectivism and the ability and intention to promote it.
The Productiveness Program provides financial support to accomplished Objectivist intellectuals to help them focus their efforts on high-leverage intellectual work. Productiveness grants can be awarded to help an intellectual write a book, hire an editor, develop courses, hire an assistant, or delegate projects or tasks.
Who and What We Fund
Proposal by Ayn Rand Center Europe
Maja Vrtaric of ARCE received funding to launch and run The John Galt School, which teaches courses and conducts seminars on Objectivism throughout Europe.
Proposal by Students for Liberty
Students for Liberty received funding to include morning seminars on Ayn Rand’s philosophy for their top 50 student leaders at LibertyCon 2021.
Proposal by Martin Hooss
Martin Hooss received funding to write his dissertation, “The Courage to Face a Lifetime: Ayn Rand’s Promethean Vision.”