The Atlas Venture Fund

A new grant-making fund was announced at the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference. The Atlas Venture Fund will award grants (or loans) to individuals to assist in their efforts to promote Objectivist ideas. Carl Barney, an ARI board member, announced the creation of the new fund and donated $1 million to start it.


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 ideas and proposals that are outside the work of the Institute, but which would complement the work that we do.”


If you are an Objectivist with a passion for advancing Ayn Rand and Objectivism, please consider submitting an online grant proposal to learn if your request can qualify for support from the Atlas Venture Fund. For more details about the application process, visit