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John Templeton Foundation

ORGANIZATION

"The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. We support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights."

Established by mutual fund manager John Templeton. Funds the Templeton Prize. $1.5B endowment (2008).

Official Website:
http://www.templeton.org/

Location:
West Conshohocken, PA

Founding Date:
1987

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Francis Collins
Scientist
14-Apr-1950   Human Genome Project
Foster Friess
Business
2-Apr-1940   Friess Associates
John Templeton
Philanthropist
29-Nov-1912 8-Jul-2008 Billionaire fund manager
John M. Templeton, Jr.
Relative
19-Feb-1940   Conservative philanthropist


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