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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The Objectivist Venture Fund

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."