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The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Learning

Arnold Ventures Co-Founder Laura Arnold sits down with Salman Khan from Khan Academy to discuss the current state of online learning.

Health Care

Trump's Executive Orders, Explained

Details of Trump's actions on drug prices reveal little impact on patients, employers, or taxpayers.

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It's Time to End the Predatory Practice of Surprise Medical Billing

We explain surprise medical billing and the threat it poses to families, taxpayers, and employers — and how Congress could act to end it.

Heath Care

In Pursuit of Profit

Private equity expanded into health care, and early evidence shows the model seems to value profits over patients, exploiting loopholes to make money.

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Video: How to Reform Policing in America

As Walter Katz, Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, watched the excruciating eight minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd's death unfold, he had only one question: Again? Here, he discusses the concrete actions necessary for real change.

5 Reasons Why

This series explores necessary policy changes in response to COVID-19.

Evidence-Based Policy

Findings from RCT Grants

We fund RCTs across the spectrum of social policy. Read a one-page summary of each completed study, including the program evaluated, the key study findings, and a link to the full study report.

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‘She Literally Saved My Life’

An encounter with a LEAD caseworker took Joey Nash off the streets of Seattle and on track to a better life. It's a program meant to divert people in crisis to help, not incarceration. Watch his story.


COVID-19: News & Stories

The Coronavirus pandemic has altered all aspects of how we work and live, and the nation's response to it has direct implications in the areas where we focus our philanthropic efforts. Find news and stories about its impact on Criminal Justice, Health, Public Finance, and Higher Education.


‘This is the Future of Corrections’

Go inside the Young Men Emerging unit in the D.C. Department of Corrections with this in-depth short film, “Emerging: The Story of YME” — produced by a former YME member — and learn how they build community and help one another take ownership of their stories.

Our People

Meet the Founders