Hunt Alternatives

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

The foundation’s major areas of focus advance global security and social justice in the United States:

Demand Abolition

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

Supporting entrepreneurial leaders of diverse American social movements.
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Seismic Shift

Fostering an environment of collaborative leadership between women at the highest levels of elected offices.


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 organization convenes allies, builds partnerships, and engages in high-level advocacy, training, research, and program-related grantmaking.

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