John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by Sir John Templeton.

The foundaiton serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. They support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will.

The vision of the foundaiton is derived from Sir John Templeton's optimism about the possibility of acquiring new spiritual information and from his commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship.

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$1,500,000,000 - 2009-12-31
$1,278,265,114 - 2006-12-31


$300,000,000 - 2009-12-31
$55,968,276 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from John Templeton Foundation

John Templeton Foundation Grant
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Objective: The John Templeton Foundation aims to advance human well-being by supporting research on the Big Questions, and by promoting character development, individual freedom, and free markets....more

UCLA awarded $1.1 million grant to answer big biological questions
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Patrick Allard and colleagues will study to what extent a person's health is determined not only by her or his parents, but going back...more

Notre Dame research funding reaches record-breaking levels
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Approximately 57.8 percent of the research awards came from federal funding, while 26.9 percent came from foundations or other sponsors, and...more

Nonprofit Collaboration 2.0
Foundation: Gates Foundation, GlobalGiving, John Templeton Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Seattle Foundation

The community foundation then works with local government to find the resources to help them succeed. “We're trying to flip everything upside...more

The Index of Philanthropic Freedom: A Ranking of Philanthropic Freedom Across Countries
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

This proposal will develop the first Index of Philanthropic Freedom, ... through their 7 year annual Index of Global Philanthropy and...more

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and John Templeton Foundation award grants to expand ...
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and John Templeton Foundation award grants to expand knowledge about how generosity is learned...more

Foundations Form Research Sharing Group
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Eight grant-making foundations on Thursday announced the formation of the Open Research Funders Group, an effort to promote sharing of...more

McGrath Institute for Church Life receives $1.675 million to train science and religion teachers
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

The McGrath Institute for Church Life has received a $1.675 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to expand its Science and...more

UConn Foundation Reports Second Largest Fundraising Total
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The fiscal year's totals – the second highest in the Foundation's history — include $16.1 million for scholarship and student support, $25.4 million...more

Editorial: $5.75 million grant reaffirms the role of the humanities
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Editorial: $5.75 million grant reaffirms the role of the humanities ... As higher education continues the shift toward Science, Technology, Math...more

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