The Science Philanthropy Alliance announced that the John Templeton Foundation has joined the Alliance as a benefactor.
Founded by the late investor Sir John Templeton, the John Templeton Foundation focuses on supporting research and dialogue on the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. The foundation’s funding areas include the natural sciences, human sciences, character virtue development, and public engagement. Areas of support have spanned research in fundamental physics, epigenetics, and the science of curiosity, gratitude, and awe.
“The John Templeton Foundation has been a significant supporter of basic scientific research for three decades,” said Valerie Conn, executive director of the Alliance. “We are excited to welcome them to our community of basic science funders and look forward to working with them to increase private funding for basic scientific research.”