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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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MedTips November 2021 - Wexner Medical Center
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, John Templeton Foundation

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS EQUITY IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ... is one of 22 medical schools receiving $12.1 million in...more

Catholic Foundation welcomes new executive member
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Founded in 2013, CFGP is an independent, nonprofit community foundation committed to growing philanthropy according to the teachings of...more

Mission, Financial Transparency and Governance | Genetic Literacy Project
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

The GLP is funded by grants from independent foundations and charities. In 2020, the Board agreed to allow the SLP/GLP to accept donations from corporations...more

US$3 million grant to the University of Surrey for research into nature of time and life itself
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

The University of Surrey has received its largest-ever philanthropic grant, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and worth US$3m...more

University Of Colorado, Denver: Boylan And Masters Receive John Templeton Foundation Grant ...
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

... of psychology, received a $230K grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore our understanding of religion and spirituality and...more

Boylan and Masters receive John Templeton Foundation grant to study religion, spirituality, and ...
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation supports research into the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind, providing grants to...more

Science and Religion Have Never Been More at Odds. Can Conshohocken's Templeton ...
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

It's woolly like that. Templeton Foundation. John Templeton aboard a ship in 1934 en route to his Rhodes Scholarship. Courtesy Sir John...more

Humanity 2.0 Appoints Tae Yoo to Advisory Board – Rome
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation, Ford Foundation

Previous to Corporate Philanthropy, Tae has held a number of positions at Cisco focused on the creation of programs to address new...more

Applications open for 2020 interdisciplinary grants
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

Past I3 recipients have successfully leveraged their awards to build the foundations for long-term progress and new areas of research. Many...more

$10 million grant will study children's religious views
Foundation: John Templeton Foundation

It is the second-largest grant ever issued by the John Templeton Foundation. Richert's co-investigator for the grant is Kathleen Corriveau, an...more



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