Vulcan is working to tackle our planet's hard problems by exploring innovative ideas and implementing creative solutions. We are driven by Paul Allen's desire to make a measurable impact.
At Vulcan, our philanthropic efforts are tethered to a simple principle; if it has the potential to do good, then we should do it. Across our projects and initiatives, we gather and share foundational data to inform global solutions for the world’s biggest challenges, react nimbly to changing needs and new technologies, embrace the power of public awareness and collaboration and reimagine what philanthropic endeavors can accomplish as well as how they are developed and executed.
We seek to partner, fund and support ideas that provide foundational data, use innovative approaches, work to strengthen communities, aim for policy change and encourage public engagement.
Vulcan is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an ambitious challenge to support cities in transforming their transportation and energy electricity infrastructure.
Through research, innovation and policy change we are working to address the health of oceans and marine species.
Vulcan supports smart solutions for the management, conservation and protection of terrestrial and marine wildlife and their ecosystems.
Vulcan has a portfolio of projects and investments focused on addressing climate change through research, innovation and policy change.
Vulcan Impact Investing (VI2) identifies and invests in market-based solutions that have the potential to transform lives through sustainable, scalable approaches to development.
Paul G. Allen and Vulcan have a long history of supporting innovative research and initiatives that positively impact global health. We invest in collaborative and proactive efforts to combat diseases around the world.
Paul G. Allen was a catalyst for the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He is the largest private donor, committing at least $100 million to support innovative and impactful solutions to the crisis.
We are supporting innovative solutions and new ideas that have the potential to create meaningful change in education.
In 2016, Paul G. Allen gave nearly $300 million last year in an effort to tackle some of our world's greatest challenges. That places Allen 4th on the list of America's top philanthropists, according to Chronicle of Philanthropy magazine.
One major initiative we’ve focused on recently is the Domain Awareness Project, also known as DAS, where we are collaborating with conservationists in Africa to protect elephants.