Does the universe have a purpose? What is the very nature of human love? Is it possible to teach humility?
These questions — and many, many more — are at the very heart of what drives our work at the John Templeton Foundation. Since 1987, we have funded research on the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We fund work spanning a broad range of subjects, from quantum physics and the origins of life to gratitude, generosity, and the science of awe.
We’re proud of our remarkable grantees, who work constantly to drive progress and advance new perspectives across academic and intellectual landscapes. We think their work is truly awe-inspiring — and we know you will, too.
Ultimately, we aspire to fund research and catalyze conversations that help people create lives rich with purpose and meaning. We don’t propose to offer final answers, but we are committed to ongoing exploration, discovery, and open-minded discussion.
Ready to explore with us? Watch videos on intellectual humility, free will, and the benefits of forgiveness.