It’s about big, bold ideas that can change the world.
Inspired by the life and legacy of Gene Roddenberry, The Roddenberry Foundation (TRF) supports innovative thinking, original ideas, and extraordinary people who can change the world. Through four core programs we cast a wide net to uncover and support these great, often untested ideas and the individuals and organizations whose vision and leadership have the potential to bring them to fruition.
Our work is organized into four primary initiatives — The +1 Global Fund, The Roddenberry Fellowship, The Catalyst fund, and Prize — all of which offer opportunities for original thinkers, activists, and innovators from all walks of life to pursue significant, lasting change.
The Roddenberry Prize is a $1 Million global competition to crowdsource bold solutions to issues that demand an audacious, far-reaching, and scalable response. The Prize is our response to the urgency and complexity of the issues we all face and the growing and exponential impact our actions have on each other and our planet.
The Roddenberry Catalyst Fund is awarded to early-stage ideas and projects that have the potential to radically reframe existing problems, surface untapped innovations, and disrupt how and by whom we make the world a better place.
The Roddenberry Fellowship is a U.S.-based Fellowship awarded to extraordinary leaders and advocates who use new and innovative strategies to safeguard human rights and ensure an equal and just society for all.
The +1 Global Fund is the first fund of its kind, with no applications, restrictions, or reports, driven by a “network-of-networks” of social entrepreneurs and innovators who are tackling the health, economic, and social impact of Covid-19 in their communities.
Inspired by the life and legacy of Gene Roddenberry, the Foundation supports innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation to disrupt existing dynamics, inspire action, and discover new ways to help the world move towards a better future. By supporting remarkable risk-takers and unlikely changemakers, the Foundation strives for a more equitable, inclusive, and harmonious society.
Meet the Roddenberry Community
The Roddenberry Community is comprised of a vibrant and ever growing network of grantees, Fellows, partners, coaches, and advisors. Collectively, they represent the backbone of the Foundation and the essence of who we are and what we do.
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Adrienne Evans Executive Director for United Vision for Idaho 2020 Roddenberry Fellow As we approach the upcoming election, we have to ask ourselves, how in the world does forty-some percent of the population continue to support an administration that is literally responsible for killing them? The Republican Party of today is entirely focused on a…
Andy Blevins 2020 Roddenberry Fellow Long-term, episodic dramas do not often showcase the impact that traumatic experiences can have on a person’s life, despite most characters enduring life-altering crises in every show. At the turn of the century, many Americans used their television time as a means of escape from the mundane, and even traumatic,…
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org The Roddenberry Foundation Announces +1 Global Fund: first of its kind network-based model to fight Covid-19. (Sept. 21, 2020, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)—The Roddenberry Foundation today announced the launch and first funding round of the +1 Global Fund, a radical new approach to philanthropy designed to get funding quickly to communities most affected by…