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.
The Objectivist Venture Fund (OVF) is an independent, non-profit enterprise whose mission is to actively promote Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. To this end, OVF seeks and funds proposals from individual Objectivists as well as from for-profit and non-profit organizations.
OVF was first announced at the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference, and inaugurated shortly thereafter. Carl Barney, a long-time advocate of Objectivist ideas, announced the creation of the Fund, beginning with $1 million donated by him. He remains the sole funding source for OVF.
Dr. Yaron Brook, former Executive Director and current Board Chair) of the Ayn Rand Institute, 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."