Foundation

Swanee Hunt Alternatives

Swanee Hunt Alternatives is a two-generation family operating foundation based in Cambridge, MA, with a multi-million dollar annual budget. Swanee Hunt and the programs she leads bring daring goals, innovative practices, and extraordinary talent to some of the world’s most complex and injurious challenges.


The foundation’s three major programs advance global security and social justice in the United States:

Inclusive Security

Advocating for full inclusion of all stakeholders (particularly women) in peace and security processes, consulting with governments, conducting field research, and providing leadership development for women leaders in conflict zones around the world.
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Demand Abolition

Combating the purchase of prostituted adults and children in the United States.
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Prime Movers

Supporting entrepreneurial leaders of diverse American social movements.
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Since its founding in 1981, the foundation has driven and incubated a range of programs and organizations, including Political Parity, ARTWorks for Kids, Women Moving Millions, and the Free for All Concert Fund.

The foundation’s programs convene allies, build partnerships, and engage in high-level advocacy, training, research, and program-related grantmaking. The programs are assisted by teams providing communications, development, finance, human resources, operations, and information technology services.

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