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.