Project Examples

Since its inception in 2015, the Hopewell Fund has launched a number of innovative domestic and global projects that advance solutions to issues such as poverty, lack of access to education, gender barriers to advancement, and more. Below are some examples of Hopewell’s work:

The Economic Security Project

The Economic Security Project

Exploring the potential of cash stipends to alleviate poverty

The Economic Security Project is a two-year initiative exploring the potential of unconditional cash stipends to enable people to pursue the work and life they choose. In a time of immense wealth, billions still live in poverty, and many in the middle class feel consigned to a future of permanent stagnation or anxiety. Automation, globalization, and financialization are changing the nature of work, and these shifts require rethinking how to guarantee economic opportunity for all. The project’s members believe that cash might be the most effective and efficient way to provide financial security for more people. The project aims to explore how recurring, unconditional cash stipends could work, how to pay for them, and what the political path might be to make them a reality, even while many are engaged in protecting the existing safety net. The project is funding a range of efforts, including academic research, state and local basic income campaigns, and cultural projects related to economic security. The Hopewell Fund fiscally sponsors the Economic Security Project, providing management for nearly a dozen contracts and grants management for community-based organizations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, and NGOs in the United States and France.

The Fuller Project for International Reporting

The Fuller Project for International Reporting

Amplifying women's voices in the media

The Fuller Project for International Reporting is a global team of journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and researchers dedicated to in-depth and independent investigative reporting, with an emphasis on the traditionally overlooked and underrepresented role of women in media. The project aims to amplify women’s voices in the media, including by training women reporters in multiple countries and reporting on solutions to problems women face around the world. The Fuller Project’s articles on women and on education regularly appear in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, CNN, TIME, VICE, ELLE, Newsweek, the Guardian, and other major publications. Through a recent partnership with Public Radio International (PRI), the Fuller Project is leading coverage of issues that affect women for six million PRI listeners and readers. The Hopewell Fund provides full fiscal sponsorship, including financial management, donor management, and compliance oversight.