Our Work

The majority of our funding contributes to specific initiatives, which are portfolios of projects oriented towards a common set of goals. The Foundation’s current initiatives are listed below, with links to further information for each.

Accelerating Research on Consciousness

Big Questions in Classrooms

Diverse Intelligences

Global Innovations for Character Development

Power of Information

General Funding Areas

Not all of the Foundation’s grants fall into a particular initiative, and indeed the Foundation has wide-ranging interests in accord with those of Sir John Templeton. The Foundation’s funding categories are listed below, and are linked to further information for each.  

Big Questions

Individual Freedom and Free Markets



Voluntary Family Planning

Character Virtue Development

The Foundation proactively seeks out organizations and individuals with which to partner, but currently does not accept unsolicited inquiries or proposals for funding.