Werner Erhard Foundation

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"The Werner Erhard Foundation, was established in a time of transformation and transition. Old values, ideals, and beliefs were being challenged; new ideas and insights, new ways of seeing old problems, and new solutions were coming into view... The Werner Erhard Foundation (originally founded as The est Foundation) fostered and supported this emerging paradigm by providing financial and organizational support to individuals and groups engaged in charitable and educational pursuits – research, communication, education, and scholarly endeavors in the fields of individual and social transformation and human well-being. We see our contribution to these people and groups as an investment in the development of a new context: a world that works for everyone...

"In projects that the Werner Erhard Foundation initiated, their intention was always that the project become self-sufficient. Perhaps the most outstanding example is the $100,000 start-up grant given to The Hunger Project. In less than one year, The Hunger Project became a completely independent, viable and effective organization. The Hunger Project became and remains international in scope and for over thirty years has played a significant role in developing a world-wide grass roots commitment to ending world hunger."[1]

"The Werner Erhard Foundation was committed to bettering the human condition through non-profit, voluntary action. Many of the projects founded by the Werner Erhard Foundation have evolved into independent self-sustaining organizations that continue their work in bringing about a transformation in the quality of life on our planet." [1]


Accessed December 2013: [2]

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Web: http://wernererhardfoundation.org

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  1. Werner Erhard Foundation History, organizational web page, accessed December 28, 2013.
  2. Werner Erhard Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed December 28, 2013.