Swanee Hunt Alternatives

  • MA


625 Mt. Auburn Street
United States

About Us

Swanee Hunt Alternatives (www.swaneehunt.org) is a two-generation family operating foundation based in Cambridge, MA with a multi-million dollar annual budget. Ambassador Swanee Hunt and the programs she founded 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:

  •  Advocating for full inclusion of all stakeholders (particularly women) in peace and security processes (Inclusive Security)
  • Combatting the purchase of prostituted adults and children in the United States (Demand Abolition)
  •  Supporting entrepreneurial leaders of diverse American social movements (Prime Movers)

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.


Read Ambassador Hunt’s biography.


Learn about the organization’s board and leadership.