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Werner Erhard Foundation

“The ultimate purpose of the Foundation is the full realization of the promise of human beings and their institutions. The Foundation’s intention is to create the space for an explosion of knowledge and attainment in the area of human consciousness and human experience similar to the one that occurred 250 years ago in the physical sciences which has dramatically affected humankind’s material well-being.”

-Werner Erhard, October 4, 1973

The Werner Erhard Foundation

The Werner Erhard Foundation website was developed on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were touched by the Werner Erhard Foundation – those who organized not for recognition, but for the love of humanity. From theoretical physics to tackling world hunger, over two decades of work, beginning in 1973, fostered breakthroughs in human thinking, growth and development that are still present in the world today.

Why share this with you now? Because there is no better time to illustrate, no matter what the decade, no matter who you are, no matter what you do, we all have the ability to foster great thinking, expand our own and other’s level of achievement and make a lasting difference. The world is waiting.

“We can choose to be audacious enough to take responsibility for the entire human family. We can choose to make our love for the world what our lives are really about. Each of us has the opportunity, the privilege, to make a difference in creating a world that works for all of us. It will require courage, audacity and heart. It is much more radical than a revolution – it is the beginning of a transformation in the quality of life on our planet. What we create together is a relationship in which our work can show up as making a difference in people’s lives. I welcome the unprecedented opportunity for us to work globally on that which concerns us all as human beings.

If not you, who?
If not now, when?
If not here, where?”
Werner Erhard

The Werner Erhard Foundation

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. Historians will likely view this period as an era of profound change, a time when human beings discarded old limits, explored new visions, and embraced new realities. We are witnessing the emergence of a new and unexpected paradigm, a new model for humanity, characterized by a demand from individuals and communities for effective action, for translating the new insights into concrete results. For all of us there is the opportunity to redefine what it means to be a human being. http://www.wernererhardfoundation.org/history.html

Werner Erhard’s Influence

Werner Erhard’s  influence contributed to the development of the Werner Erhard Foundation which helped to fund research, scholarly endeavors, and voluntary action in many diverse areas of human endeavor and experience.  Through their work, the recipients of these grants made profound contributions to human thinking, growth, and achievement over the more than forty years since the start of the Werner Erhard Foundation.

Werner Erhard and Buckminster Fuller - The Werner Erhard Foundation

The Werner Erhard Foundation

The Werner Erhard Foundation operated for nearly 20 years, granting over $4 million for projects relating to research, scholarly endeavors, and voluntary action.  The foundation supported more than 300  individuals and organizations from a variety of fields and disciplines. These recipients had a profound impact on human thinking, growth, and achievement, often resulting in organizations that continue to this day to improve people’s lives.

The foundation was established in 1973 to offer an opportunity for individuals to express their commitment to significantly altering what is possible for  human beings. Its mission was to foster and support catalytic projects that would provide far-reaching breakthroughs in fields related to both personal and social development. The foundation brought together individuals from around the world to contribute to and participate in ground-breaking work in the area of human achievement and transformation.

The Werner Erhard Foundation

In the nearly 20 years of its operation, the Werner Erhard Foundation granted approximately $4 million for research, scholarly endeavors, and voluntary action. It was the foundation’s privilege to support more than 300 outstanding individuals and organizations from a variety of disciplines. Working in many diverse fields and surroundings, these recipients made a profound contribution to human thinking, growth, and achievement. Werner Erhard established this foundation along with others 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 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.

Werner Erhard Foundation

In 1973 Werner Erhard, committed to making a difference, founded the Werner Erhard Foundation. The Foundation’s original name was The Foundation for the Realization of Man, a name in keeping with the intention of the Foundation. Werner Erhard established this Foundation as an expression of his own personal commitment to transforming the quality of life for all human beings, and as a vehicle for graduates of The est Training to participate in making a difference in their local communities and throughout the world. Werner Erhard, and the entire Board of Directors, served the Foundation pro-bono, with Erhard committing a significant amount of time generating funds for the Foundation.

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