Future Perfect seeks to tell stories about the world’s problems — problems that are big and neglected, and that most people in the US don’t hear about nearly often enough. These are problems where tremendous progress is possible with just a bit more resources and attention.
It’s a project by Vox’s writers and editors to carve out a space, away from the regular news cycle, to cover and think about crucially important issues that are currently undercovered.
Since its founding in 2018, Future Perfect has been able to pursue its mission thanks in part to philanthropic and foundation support, as well as financial contributions from readers.
We continue to seek new and innovative ways to fund the work we’re doing and ensure the health of Future Perfect for years to come. If you are interested in supporting Future Perfect with a grant or large gift, please contact us.
We are grateful for all contributions to Future Perfect (though we should note that contributions are not considered charitable donations). Future Perfect prizes its editorial independence, and all editorial decisions are made separately from fundraising and commercial considerations.
Future Perfect thanks the following donors for their support since our launch in 2018:
- Rockefeller Foundation (2018-2019)
- James McClave (2020)
- Animal Charity Evaluators (2020-2021)
- BEMC Foundation (2021-2023)
- Building a Stronger Future (2022-2023) [Update, December 19, 2022: In 2022, Future Perfect was awarded a one-time $200,000 grant from Building a Stronger Future, a family foundation run by Sam and Gabe Bankman-Fried, to support a reporting project on technological and innovation bottlenecks that hamper human progress. $14,000 of the grant funds were expended prior to the news of FTX’s bankruptcy and suspected fraud. The project (and any additional expenditure of grant funds) remains on hold. If and when a restitution fund is created, Future Perfect intends to turn over the balance to that fund.]
Thanks to support from the BEMC Foundation — a grant-making organization committed to outstanding charities and causes promoting high-impact opportunities for saving and improving lives throughout the world — Future Perfect brought in our first class of fellows in 2021 and added more staff. We’ve also engaged in greater collaboration with Vox Video and Vox’s The Weeds podcast, and are gearing up for an expansion of the Future Perfect podcast and the continuation of the fellows program in the coming months.
In 2022, Future Perfect received a grant from Building a Stronger Future, a family foundation run by Sam and Gabe Bankman-Fried, to support a project on technological and innovation bottlenecks that hamper human progress. This project is now paused.
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