Innovation / New Frontiers

New Frontiers

Current Initiative


On New Frontiers, we identify and accelerate new ideas that can positively impact people and planet. We do this through research, convening, catalytic funding, and strategic advising and coalition building. Much of our work involves the impacts of artificial intelligence or innovations in democracy and economic systems that can build greater community and opportunity for all.

Why it Matters

Innovation is critical to deal with a changing world, increasing sustainability, and equitably supporting human well-being.

    of people worldwide believe the rising cost of living will affect their well-being


    of adults worldwide want to see significant sustainable and equitable change globally


    in public benefits go unused in the U.S. each year

  • Report

    Co-Develop: Digital Public Infrastructure for an Equitable Recovery

    Digital systems that accomplish basic, society-wide functions played a critical role in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling both public health and social protection measures. The pandemic has shown the value of these systems, but it has also revealed how they are non-existent or weak in far too many places.
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Impact Stories