Our Mission: Humans have distinct—and remarkable—intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual capacities. Templeton World Charity Foundation funds interdisciplinary research on what it means to be human. We also support work to translate discoveries into practical innovations that enhance our positive and distinctive capacities that are at the core of human flourishing and well-being.
Our Core Values: Templeton World Charity Foundation funds projects around the world that embody the dynamic and forward-looking vision espoused by our founder, Sir John Templeton. We support rigorous scholarship and transparency in research. By funding both emerging and established experts across disciplines, we support wide-reaching topics that engage thought leaders and the general public on a global level