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Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic venture based in New York, with offices in Washington, D.C., and London.


Schmidt Futures was founded by Eric Schmidt and Wendy Schmidt in 2017.


Schmidt Futures has funded a number of organizations in the effective altruism community, including the Lead Exposure Elimination Project, Institute for Progress, 1Day Sooner and Metaculus.

In 2019, Schmidt Futures committed $1 billion to offer scholarships, mentorship, and other types of support to exceptionally talented youth.[1] More recently, it funded a $125 million program to support artificial intelligence researchers,[2] and a program to help people make high-impact career shifts.[3]

Schmidt Futures. Official website.


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