Frequently asked questions


What is Schmidt Futures?

Founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative that finds and connects talented people across fields, generations, and geographies to harness their collective skills for public benefit.

What does Schmidt Futures do?

Schmidt Futures supports projects at the intersection of talent and technology, centered on specific, finite problems that are connected to other efforts in the Schmidt philanthropic network.

Where does Schmidt Futures' funding come from?

Schmidt Futures is operated charitably by Schmidt Futures Projects, LLC, a subsidiary of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation, a 501(c)(3) private foundation. Historic Schmidt Futures activities were funded by diverse types of charitable and non-charitable capital.

What role does Alphabet, Inc., or Google play in Schmidt Futures?

None. These corporate entities are separate organizations.

How do I submit a proposal for funding?

Proposals are by invitation only.