Fire of the Gods is an original oil painting by Bryan Larsen.
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Prometheus Foundation

Prometheus Foundation is an independent, nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to promote Ayn Rand and advance her philosophy, Objectivism. We achieve this mission by finding and funding independent thinkers who have good ideas, work smart, follow through, and get things done.

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.

Scholarships Program

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.

Productiveness Program

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 market their book, hire an editor, develop courses, hire an assistant, or delegate projects or tasks.


Advance Your Ideas

If you have ideas about how to promote Ayn Rand or advance Objectivism, if you’d like to make those ideas reality, and if you’re the kind of person who follows through and gets things done, then Prometheus Foundation may be interested in funding your project.

“. . . there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.” —Ayn Rand

Who and What We Fund

Proposal by Ayn Rand Center Europe (ARCE)

Since 2015, ARCE (now run by Isidora Kolar) has received funding to teach John Galt School courses on Objectivism throughout Europe.

Proposal by Students for Liberty (SFL)

SFL has received funding for several proposals to advance Objectivism, the latest of which is the Prometheus Fellowship program.

Proposal by Martin Hooss

Martin Hooss received funding to write his dissertation, “The Courage to Face a Lifetime: Ayn Rand’s Promethean Vision.”

Calling New Intellectuals

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“The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
—Ayn Rand,
Atlas Shrugged

New Intellectuals

Do You Have Ideas for Advancing Objectivism?

If so, and if you are the kind of person who follows through and gets things done, Prometheus Foundation wants to hear from you. Learn more or apply for funding by following the links below. If you have questions, visit our FAQ. And if you have questions that are not answered on our website, feel free to contact us.