In the final round of the 2019 Alliance for the American Dream competition designed to reduce inequality and relieve poverty, venture facility for public benefit Schmidt Futures has prepared to invest a total of $3 million across efforts in Arizona, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin effort, “DreamUp Wisconsin,” was the only one to have two teams funded.
Sharing first place are the teams LIFT Dane (Wisconsin) and Project Benjamin (Arizona). Sharing second place are the teams Coal Country Strike Team (Utah), Power of Home (Ohio), and We Care for Dane Kids (Wisconsin). The Wisconsin teams are described in further detail below.
The Alliance for the American Dream is sponsored by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that seeks to improve societal outcomes through the thoughtful development of emerging science and technology that can benefit humanity.