Current UBI Pilots

Stockton CA - Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration

Status: Ended.
Dates: 2018 to 2021.
Recipients: 125.
Monthly amount: $500.
Funding source: Private
Website: https://www.stocktondemonstration.org/
Notes: Funded by the Economic Security Project. Chose participants randomly in median to low income neighborhoods
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-02/stockton-extends-its-universal-basic-income-pilot

Jackson MS - Magnolia Mothers Trust.

Status: Active
Dates: 2018 to present
Recipients: 110
Monthly amount: $1,000.
Funding source: Private
Website: http://springboardto.org/index.php/page/the-magnolia-mothers-trust Notes: The umbrella organization is Springboard for Opportunities. The recipients are Black mothers living in poverty. The initial pilot program consisted of 20 women and ran from December 2018-November 2019. A larger study consisting of at least 110 women began in March 2020.
Read more: https://www.economicsecurityproject.org/the-magnolia-mothers-trust/

San Francisco CA - ARTS IMPACT ENDOWMENT (AIE) UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME (UBI)

Status: Active
Dates: 2020 to present
Recipients: 130
Monthly amount: $1,000.
Funding source: Public

Website: https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/arts-impact-endowment-aie-grant-universal-basic-income

Notes: A publicly funded program for artists and teachers, running for six months

Read more: https://www.artforum.com/news/san-francisco-institutes-universal-basic-income-pilot-program-for-artists-84232

Washington DC - Thrive East of the River
Chelsea MA - Chelsea Eats

Status: Active

Dates: 2020 to present

Recipients: 2,000

Monthly amount: $200 to $400

Funding source: Public and Private

Website: https://www.chelseama.gov/ChelseaEats

Notes: This is a replacement for Chesea's food pantry

Read more:

https://basicincometoday.com/chelsea-ma-to-provide-2000-residents-with-unconditional-cash-for-at-least-four-months/ and
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/17/business/chelsea-is-about-become-countrys-biggest-experiment-giving-out-no-strings-attached-checks/

San Francisco CA - Abudant Birth Project

Status: Enrolling

Dates: 2021.

Recipients: 150

Monthly amount: $1,000.

Funding source: Public and Private

Website: None

Notes: This is aimed at Black and Pacific Islander pregnant women, for the duration of their pregnancy and for the first six months of their baby’s life, with a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy

Read more:

https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-announces-launch-pilot-program-provide-basic-income-black-and-pacific and
https://basicincometoday.com/san-francisco-to-provide-1000-month-to-pregnant-black-pacific-islander-women-to-test-basic-income-and-improve-health-outcomes/