The Jain Family Institute is an applied research organization in the social sciences.
We build pilots, design policy, and conduct research on guaranteed income alongside international partners in government, philanthropy, and academia.
Digital Ethics and Governance
We conduct research, support education, and develop governance systems relating to the use of artificial intelligence at all scales.
Higher Education Finance
We focus on designing financing for the labor and education markets, with expertise in income contingent financing capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
October 19, 2020
JFI, Mayor Aja Brown, and Fund for Guaranteed Income announce largest city-based guaranteed income initiative
The Compton Pledge is a two-year guaranteed income initiative for approximately 800 low-income residents of Compton
October 18, 2020
L.A. Times breaks news on ‘The Compton Pledge,’ new guaranteed income initiative of JFI & partners
The largest city-based guaranteed income initiative in the United States, launching this year
September 27, 2020
Op-ed in The Hill from JFI experts on 'the shape of guaranteed income'
NYU Professor Jonathan Morduch and JFI Director of Research Sidhya Balakrishnan co-authored a piece on the potential for guaranteed income to address poverty and inequality, emphasizing "the details matter"
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We are currently accepting applications for a part-time junior fellowship in higher education finance.
JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.
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