STRIVE Venture Fund

Apply for funding so you can launch a project of your very own!

Info & How to Apply

What is the STRIVE Venture Fund (SVF)?
The STRIVE Venture Fund is a small-grants fund designed to attract and support student activist ideas related to STRIVE’s mission and to Objectivism. By funding student projects, we plan to capture and disseminate the best ideas, as well as connect student grantees amongst each other and with the Objectivist community. Typical grants will be in the $100-$300 range.
 
What is the ideal SVF Project?
The ideal project will be a student-led initiative that involves other students in the learning and application of Ayn Rand’s ideas to their own lives, in a way that aligns with STRIVE’s mission: “to inspire and empower a community of students to explore and put into practice the principles of Ayn Rand’s philosophy.” It will have a clear goal, timeline and budget, and success metrics. Check out an example project here.
 
Application Process
Students who request funds will be expected to provide the following information:
 
– personal information & confirmation of being a student
 
– goals of the project
 
– how the project relates to STRIVE’s mission and to the dissemination of Objectivism
 
– expected outcomes of the project, including metrics
 
– timing of the project
 
– budget for the project
 
– project reporting

Current STRIVE Venture Fund Projects

DISCLAIMER: While STRIVE supports student initiatives to learn about and disseminate Ayn Rand’s ideas, we do not have any way to monitor the accuracy of the students’ representation and understanding of Objectivism. These projects represent their leaders and authors’ views only.

Objectivist Discussions

Description: Objectivist Discussions hosts 2 main episodes of “Objectivists Discuss” each month where we discuss engaging topics that can last a little over an hour. We also will begin hosting debates in a series called “Objectivist Dialectics”, as well as casual conversations featuring two people lasting about 30 minutes.

Cast members: Tyler Ashby (Content Director), Amit Tal, and Hayden Martz

"Many things inspired me to create a podcast featuring Objectivists having conversations. The Objectivist movement is taking a new focus in creating a sense of community, and I wanted contribute in the best way I could. I noticed how many great conversations I had at the Objectivist Summer Conference this summer, and realized sharing those could be of a great value to people. All it took for me was a long history of watching podcasts myself, and feeling compelled to follow through with anything I remark as, 'actually a good idea.'"

Tyler Ashby

Content Director, Objectivist Discussions