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Atlantic’s Final Big Bets

In our final years, we made a series of big grants, several of which will outlive Atlantic after it ceases operations in 2020. Designed to address 21st Century problems and produce significant, lasting results in fields and places where we had long been involved, these culminating “big bets” build upon our 35 years of program investments.

Below is a summary of our final big bets.

Atlantic Fellows® Program

The Atlantic Fellows program will empower new generations of leaders to work together around the globe to advance fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.

Information on each of the programs, including the host organizations, follow.

  • International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics

    The Institute is empowering diverse, multidisciplinary leaders to work together on solutions to historical barriers and behaviors that obstruct opportunity and underpin inequalities globally.

  • Video: The Global Brain Health Institute Aims to Tackle Dementia

    The Global Brain Health Institute

    GBHI is creating and enabling a generation of leaders around the world who have the knowledge, skills and drive to change both the practice of dementia care and the societal forces that affect brain health.

  • Racial Equity Program

    The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity program will support the growing movement of those dedicated to disrupting and dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa.

  • Social Equity Program

    The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity, led by the University of Melbourne, aim to tackle the broader issues of social inequality and how parity can be achieved for all people, regardless of cultural background, race, gender, health or financial status.

  • Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa

    Based at Tekano, this 20-year fellowship program aims to create, connect and sustain a community of innovators and leaders who will help bridge the gap between rich and poor, and build a healthier South Africa for all.

  • Transformative Leaders for Health Equity

    This new 20-year fellowship initiative in Southeast Asia seeks to dramatically reduce disparities in health access and quality of care through leadership development.

  • The Atlantic Institute

    Based at Rhodes House at Oxford University, the Atlantic Institute supports the global network of Atlantic Fellows throughout their careers with opportunities to connect, exchange ideas and further develop their skills as leaders and changemakers.

More Major Concluding Grants

We also made a series of other major investments in our final years to advance opportunity and promote equity and dignity. Here are highlights of this work and the people and organizations doing it.