The Logical Foundation
Our mission is to ensure a prosperous future for humanity by unleashing the massive anti-poverty potential of guaranteed income.
What We Do
The Logical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit assisting people in need with direct and dignified unconditional guaranteed income. We empower program participants and families to meet basic needs, improve their lives, and reduce the stress imposed by poverty, which will in turn allow them to build income stability and economic security. Our endgame is economic security for all, a world in which every person has a stable Foundation of guaranteed income.
After years of research, we have identified a growing data-backed consensus: guaranteed income is the most effective way to reduce poverty in almost every situation.
Based on this fact, we are designing and implementing programs that educate more of the public about the power of cash transfers while building a system that can end poverty when combined with large-scale philanthropic action.
Before we can make a global change, we need to get our names out there and demonstrate our effectiveness on a smaller scale. Hence our Maximum Impact Pilot pilot, which will combat the most deadly humanitarian crisis in America with the most effective proven anti-poverty program.
Carrying out this pilot will allow us to build Foundationís Basic Income Network, our long-term project with the potential to revolutionize how people are helped in America..
We also invented RRFM Central. A movement-building platform for sharing within communities.
In college, our founder was fascinated with two seemingly unrelated callings: helping people in need, and disruptive technologies. He spent most of his time writing papers on the potential of batteries, AI, and other technologies to change the world, but his senior thesis focused on how guaranteed income policy could end poverty. He realized a few months after graduating that his callings were more connected than he couldíve ever imagined.
Michael Simm realized that:
guaranteed income is a disruptive technology for helping people.
With that big idea in tow, he sought advice from nonprofit and business professionals such as Stuart Turgel, Rodney Houston, Carol Farabee, and Andrew Simm, as well as from involved community members like Gareth Gilsdorf.
Over the next year, our founder scrutinized piles of research and considered dozens of designs along with his advisors. The goal: Design a system that could unleash the disruptive potential of guaranteed income in the nonprofit industry without relying on government political action. After almost a year of work, they finally had a system that could end homelessness and greatly reduce poverty. Soon after, they established The Logical Foundation.
As of November 2022, we are fundraising to build Foundationís Maximum Impact Pilot, a program helping to solve the deadliest humanitarian crisis in America with the most powerful anti-poverty intervention, guaranteed income. We see it as an amazing opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society and demonstrate the power of guaranteed income while demonstrating a system that could end homelessness and poverty on a massive scale.
We serve to empower all people to lead successful, stable lives full of freedom and free from the fear of poverty and strife.
We will only cause problems for established organizations when entirely necessary for the greater social good.
Candid communication is extremely important to us. A culture that ensures issues are efficiently, clearly, and conclusively resolved is critical for us grow rapidly while ensuring that everyone involved feels valued.