"What we create together is a relationship in which we work on 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."Werner Erhard
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.
"I got an opportunity to work with Youth at Risk, which program continues to today, to see what happened with young gang kids when they got the possibility of making a difference in other people's lives. I saw what that did with them and how committed they became to that possibility...When you can leave behind the way you wound up being, when you are free to choose beyond the way you wound up being that is a very powerful experience." - Werner Erhard at University of Pennsylvania, 2016 Watch the full video interview here (scroll down on page)
In 1988 Werner Erhard was presented the Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award:
“In honor of your notable effort to end the starvation and hunger suffered by millions throughout the world and for drawing broad public awareness to the value of integrity in our everyday lives.”