Between the years 1973 and 1991, the Werner Erhard Foundation granted nearly $4 million to more than 300 projects in the areas of international relations, health and well-being, education, science, and cultural and spiritual exchange.

These grants enabled people to initiate or continue pioneering research, and provided for documentation and dissemination of unique methods and programs. Most of the organizations receiving grants were leaders in the development of personal and social consciousness.

Grants were awarded in the area of Health and Well-Being to encourage and support practices and perceptions that enable people to become more responsible for and to expand their mental and physical health.

Grants were awarded in the area of Education and Society to support the art and science of education so that people are empowered by the teaching and learning process to fullfill their potential for making a difference.

Grants in the area of Cultural and Spiritual Exchange were awarded to support the study of the diversity of cultural and theological/philosophical approaches to human values and to make that knowledge available to the public.

Grants in the area of Scientific Research were awarded to support inquiry and dialogue regarding the nature of reality, understanding, and human experience.

Grants were also awarded to support Global Transformation and to expand the awareness of the reality of a world that works for everyone with no one and nothing left out, and to encourage individuals to participate in bringing about a transformation in the quality of life on our planet.


Grant Recipients:



Joan Erickson: Art Therapist, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco: Support for the film documentation of an innovative art therapy program for emotionally disturbed patients.

Feinbloom, Richard M.D.: Family Health Care Program, Harvard Medical School - Support for the development of an educational research project to expand family awareness and participation in health and life crises and to further develop professional services in the field of family medical practice.

The Transformation Project: Michael Murphy, James L. Hickman: Funding for a research study on "Evolutionary Transformations of the Human Body," analyzing psychophysical disciplines.

Art Against Aids: Public service announcements for AMFAR (The Foundation For AIDS Research) with many prominent artists and entertainers of the time.

SAGAS (Self Awareness Through Games and Sports), Robert Kreigel: Research and Development project utilizing sports and games as a human development model for application in education, therapeutics, rehabilitation, and recreation environments.

Michael Wiese: Production support for public television called I Move, which depicts the body as an energy field in motion, exploring sports, dance, martial arts, and healing.

Transpersonal Psychology Institute, Anthony Sutich, founder: Support for the research, writing, and production of a doctoral dissertation, The Founding of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology: A Personal Account.

California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: Support for the conference, "Transpersonal Frontiers, " in which psychologists explored the relevancy of personal awareness to other realms of consciousness.

Stanford Research Institute, Russell Targ: Support for research project, "Educational Methods for the Augmentation of Human Perceptions."

Association for Humanistic Psychology: Grant to be used in the area of humanistic theory and research and its applications in the field of psychology.

University of California at San Francisco: An annual grant to support a Fellow in the Univesity's Health Policy Program.

Friends of Marina Green: Support for the construction of a running track for public use by the San Francisco community.

International Martial Arts Center: Funding for an educational seminar on the physical, philosophical, and spiritual elements of the martial arts.

Mario Negri Institute: Funding for pharmacological research and an international information exchange regarding cures for cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging disorders, and rare diseases.

Aging Health Policy Center, School of Nursing, UCSF - Support for the Center's work in transforming the understanding of old age in America. Caroll L. Estes Ph.D. and Phillip R. Lee M.D.

Matthew Budd, M.D.: Support to conduct a detailed analysis of a psychosomatic disease group, to make the group more widely available and to publish the results for the medical community to see the power of this work.

Arthur Nierenberg and Arthur Rittmaster: Support to create, develop and implement a workshop for disabled persons; to empower them to transform the context in which they live their lives from one of exclusion to one of inclusion.

World Institute on Disability: To support a nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them in a variety of different ways.

The CareGivers Project: To provide programs and services that restore inspiration and fulfillment for all people who dedicate their lives in the commitment of giving care to those in need.

John Searle, Ph.D.: To support the work of philosopher John R. Searle

Harvard University School of Medicine

Neuropsychology Fund of Stanford University

Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero: In support of civic participation and community self-sustainability through educating about policies affecting access to healthcare.

North Charles Mental Health Foundation: support for behavioral healthcare service provider with program locations in the cities of Cambridge and Somerville Massachusetts.

Harvard Pilgram Health Plan: Harvard Pilgrim has built its reputation on innovation and collaboration with a goal of lowering health care costs, improving care and enhancing the overall member experience. It is known for its clinical programs, customer service, health improvement strategies and innovative tools that offer consumers greater transparency and empower them to make better decisions about their health care.

Guild for Psychological Studies: Support for seminars that bring together the depth psychology of Carl Jung, the Records of the Life of Jesus (Synoptic Gospels), the Hebrew Scriptures, and material drawn from myth, poetry, world religions, and the evolving images of modern culture and science.



Presentations of R. Buckminster Fuller: Sponsorship of "Conversations with R. Buckminster Fuller" (1976-1977) and "Making the World Work for Everyone" (1979), seven presentations in seven cities in which Dr. Buckminster Fuller, designer, architect, comprehensiveist, geometer, philosopher, and poet, presented information on how the individual can be effective in making the world work for everyone and exchanged views with Werner Erhard.

Presentations of Douglas Harding: Sponsorship of presentations of Douglas Harding, a prominent British philosopher, architect, artist, lecturer, inventor, and scientist. Harding is a pioneer in the "technology of enlightenment," and the author of On Having No Head: A Contribution to Zen in the West. He discussed his findings and presented exercises for audiences in eight cities across the United States in 1975.

Pacific Primary School: Scholarship support for an educational day-care center that serves a broad spectrum of the socio-economic community and provides an innovative creative arts curriculum, with an emphasis on individual capabiliites.

New Dimensions Foundation: A matching grant to support Michael Toms' production and promotion of a special series of live radio dialogue programs entitled "New Dimensions in Community Consciousness." The programs, for National Public Radio, were also supported by the National Endowment for The Arts. A subsequent grant provided for an operations management study and for a studio design.

California Institute of Asian Studies: General support to further develop and communicate about new programs in the field of accredited graduate academic studies. The Institute is dedicated to improved East- West relations through elimination of misinterpretations of Asian cultures and disciplines.

Community Environmental Education Program: General support to expand the availability of the "Adventures in Ropes Course," designed to stimulate self-knowledge and self-confidence among young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. The course was co-sponsored by the 4H Clubs, Jefferson Union High School District, and the San Francisco YMCA.

ISHK, Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge: Funding for public symposia and professional education programs on the science of sonsciousness and its relationship to psychology, medicine, education, and physics.

Program for Public Advocates: Funding of a special project to generate community support for low income legal services.

Charlotte Selver: Support for an extended educational program on sensory awareness conducted by Ms. Selver, who is a pioneer in the sensory awareness field.

Self-determination, A Personal Political Network: Support for a continuing program in personal and political consciousness-raising and networking for the purpose of "politicizing humanists and humanizing politicians," created by John Vasconcellos

Charles Rosen, Researcher: Support for an anthropological analysis of volunteer programs as alternatives to existing organizational models.

St. Francis Center: Support for a public conference on "Death: Before, During, and After: A Wholistic Perspective," held in Washington, D. C. The Center provides public education and counseling in the area of death and dying.

Alia Carl, Institute for Humane Studies: To support the research project, "Value is Relationship, Money is Agreement," an investigation of monetary systems, assumptions, and alternatives.

Theodore Roszak, Ph.D, professor emeritus of history at California State University: Support for the production of Roszak's play, Pontifex, which explores new cultural possibilities. It was produced with the Berkeley Stage Company.

Julian Melzak, Philosopher: Funding for a research project, "Consciousness as an Emerging Property."

Effectiveness Training: Scholarship funding for a five-day Youth Effectiveness Training to train instructor candidates representing local youth centers.

Citizens Workshop - Energy Conservation and Nutrition: Funding for a conference to develop a grass-roots educational program designed to demystify energy conservation and nutrition. The conference resulted in recommendations and publications circulated to government agencies and television networks.

Jan Tangen, Family Light Music School: General funding for a unique community music school employing innovative educational methods for beginners, advanced students, and professional musicians.

Bread and Roses: An advance to support the production of an annual fund-raising event, the Festival of Music (1979). Bread and Roses brings free performing arts events to people confined in institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area and supports other communities to develop similar programs.

China Study Tour: Support for a high school student group studying methods of integrating education with productive work as demonstrated in China.

The East Bay Men's Center: Support for publishing the proceedings of a conference entitled, "Beyond Separatism," which explored the transcendence of gender antagonisms and sexism.

Groundswell: Funding for a conference on the interrelationship of a personal growth and social change in health care, education, economic systems, and community participation.

Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies: Support for a conference entitled "Scenarios for a New Age," to explore the relationship between personal values and the process of social change in the areas of medical care, education, economic planning, religion, business, government, and the communications media.

KCTS-TV, Seattle Wa: Support for a one-hour televisions program that included the film The Hungry Planet and a discussion by Dr. Roy Prosterman and Dr. Garrett Hardin on the issue of world hunger.

Oregon State University: Support for a conference on illusion, appearance, and reality, and what people believe and why.

Curtiss Porter, Professor, Department of Black Community Education Research and Development, University of Pittsburgh: Support for the writing of a manuscript on the Black experience of consciousness and awareness.

Synergy Seminars: Establishment of a small fund for scholarships to a weekend seminar with Buckminster Fuller sponsored by Synergy Seminars.

PTV Productions, Inc.: Support for the development of a television sereis "As IF People Mattered: The New American Work Ethich," a sereis of 60-minute programs for public television.

Film Arts Foundation: Support for the development and production of a film by award-winning filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman, that explores the dynamic between the right-hemispheric, spatial view of reality and the structured, linear, left-hemispheric view. The format is dramatic narrative.

Shakespeare & Company: General support to foster the theatrical community through training programs and the development of theater as a transformational experience.

Cogswell College: Support to enable 50 econimically disadvantaged youths to acquire skills needed for rewarding careers in engineering technology.

East West Foundation Education Fund: support for a charitable and educational foundation committed to working towards the development and empowerment of the socially and economically marginalised communities in rural India, through a range of initiatives in Health Care, Education, Child Rights and Relief, Community Development, and Environmental Sustainability.

Hoover Institution, W.W.Bartley, III (to support research and publishing The Collected Work of F.A.Hayek)

American Conservatory Theatre

Beijing Normal University

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Performing Arts Center Foundation

San Francisco Symphony

Katherine DaSilva-Jain

Theodore Roszak, Ph.D.

U.C. Regents, Phillip Lee Scholarship

University of California

University of California and Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge

University of California, French studies Program

University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science

University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Medicine

J. Donald Cohon, Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing

University of California, Santa Barbara, Dept. of Religious Studies

University of California, Davis

University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Diversity and Inclusion Office

University of Oregon

University of the World

University of Washington, Law School Foundation

California Newsreel - "The Human Side of Production"

Carol Vaness Documentary

Conference Team Development

Congressional Human Rights Caucus: a bipartisan caucus of the United States House of Representatives. Its stated mission is "to promote, defend and advocate internationally recognized human rights norms in a nonpartisan manner, both within and outside of Congress, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments."

The John Davis Lodge Center for International Studies

The Laughing Man Institute

The Mastery Foundation

The Tides Foundation

Education Network: To support the creation of a national independent grassroots organization committed to the transformation of education in the United States.

The Cambridge Friends School: To prepare each and every student to be successful in life and to make a difference in the world. Character and achievement are inseparable, so we encourage and celebrate excellence in everything that our students do, while insisting that we treat each other with kindness and respect. We want our students to act with integrity; serve others; advocate for justice, peace, and equality; and develop a lifelong passion for seeking truth.

The Capp Street Foundation: Support for an experimental art space in 1983 in San Francisco, California and was the first visual arts residency in the United States dedicated solely to the creation and presentation of new art installations and conceptual art.

Rural Development Institute: Support for a nonprofit consulting group concerned with the applied research, training and economic development needs of communities and organizations in western Canada that provides project management, research, training and consultancy services to meet the needs of communities, businesses and organizations.

Sidney Rittenberg: Support for the work of Sidney Rittenberg, founder and president of the China consulting team, Rittenberg Associates, Inc. Rittenberg lived and worked in China for 35 years after World War II when he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China following his US Army training in Chinese Language and Area Studies. During the Mao Zedong Era, he was held in solitary confinement for 16 years on suspicion of being an American spy. His final vindication, and his complete lack of bitterness, have given him trust and easy entrée with China’s leaders – he has known personally all of them from Mao and Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin, to many of the present leaders. Even more important than his wide network of contacts are his rich experience at shaping and helping negotiate successful global relations.

John Hopkins University Press

Lomi School Bulletin

Mills College

Erik Jansen, University of Southern California

Dartmouth College

Esalen Institute

Mar Vista Family Center

Dr. Frederic Spiegelberg

Conversations with Buckminster Fuller

Coro Foundation: Suport for training ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

California Narcotic Officers Association

Police Officers Research Association

Homeless Community Project

KQED—New Perspectives

National Association for the Poor: General support to establish community organizations to bring people out of poverty.

Friends of Buckminster Fuller Foundation

Volunteer Centers of California

Volunteer Project

Washington, D.C. Youth at Risk



Swami Muktananda World Tour: Swami Muktananda, a siddha yogi world-renowned for his contribution to human consciousness, was a living example and leading spokesman for the 4,000 year old Indian spiritual tradition. The Foundation sponsored eight presentations to more than 20,000 people in 1974.

Swami Dayananda Saraswali

Dalai Lama Presentation: His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the acknowledged "Pontif of Tibetan Buddhism," was presented to the public in 1979 in Boston, where he discussed Buddhist philosophy with Werner Erhard. The presentation was recorded on videotape.

His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa: As head of the Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the medium of transmission of the meditative teaching known as the mahamudra, His Holiness performed the ancient ceremony of the Vajra Crown during five presentations in four U.S. cities to more than 10,000 people in 1977

Vajradhatu: Funding for a Tibetan Buddhist educational program conducted by Naropa Institute, including a tour of the United States by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa, spiritual head of the Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism.

Nyingma Center: Support for programs to preserve Tibetan Buddhist traditions and provide intensive seminars for Western psychologists, doctors, teachers, priests, students, and lay people at the Center in Berkeley, Ca.

Naropa Institute: Funding to support and expand existing educational programs integrating the study and practice of Eastern and Western religious disciplines and cultural traditions, as well as funding for a management study of the Institute.

Living Tao Foundation: Support for the 1979 lecture series in Great Britain by Al Chung-liang Huang, master of Tai Chi, and ancient Chinese discipline in movement and meditation.

The Spiritual Life Institute of America: Funding for a pilot program of intercultural contemplative training for the priesthood conducted by Father William McNamara, a Carmelite monk.

San Francisco Zen Center: General funding to support the community work of the Center, and a grant for fire relief at the Tassajara Monastery, Big Sur, Ca.

Bodhi Community: To support Bodhi programs such as Zazen.

Columbia University Drepung Aid Project: Support for a project to re-establish a center of learning at Drepung, a foremost Tibetan monastic institution in India.

The Laughing Man Institute: Funding to support The Laughing Man magazine, a publication for general distribution on the principles and rituals of world religions, spirituality, and human culture.

Artists for Humanity: Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Their mission is built on twin philosophies: Engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities.

Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship: Support for a demonstration project comprised of seminars for Christian clergy and lay people on "Healing and Consciousness Training," using exercises drawn from Zen Buddhist, Sufi, Hindu, and Christian traditions.

KQED—TV Public Television, San Francisco: Funding of research and development of a national public televisions series on the subject of religious and spiritual phenomena, entitled, "In Quest of the Sacred."

Joan Goldsmith - Fellowship support for work on a book for families to use in exploring and understanding their history and current dynamics

Zen Center, San Francisco: General funding to support the community work of the Center, and a grant for fire relief at the Tassajara Monastery, Big Sur, Ca.

Shambhala - Support for the International Community Leadership Project, beginning with its March, 1983 working conference for directors of successful grassroots development organizations. "We come together to tell you of the recommitment of our lives to our hungry, homeless, landless brothers and sisters . . . to their attainment of self-reliance, self-respect, and dignity." This pledge came from participants in the International Community Leadership Project during their first gathering. It continues, "Our times are increasingly characterized by the awakening of a human force all over the planet . .. a new kind of leadership is beginning to emerge. The era in which 'great men' could or should lead is coming to an end." Meeting in rural Arkansas, the 30 participants from 17 countries-including Bangladesh, Upper Volta, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua,
India, the Philippines, Egypt, Peru, Colombia, and needy U.S. areas-represented programs that reach some 25 million people. According to project organizers Mary King, Nathan Gray, and Donella H. Meadows, the conference was the first of its kind to enable representatives from developing countries to meet their American peers. After visiting several U.S. poverty areas,
they were met in New York City by 600 local organizers and held workshops in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They also talked with delegates at the United Nations. A satellite conference from New York linked international representatives with 2,000 community leaders in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Washington, and Boston. A hookup this fall between Nicaragua and 12 U.S. cities will enable young people to share strategies and express support for those working on global issues. (From the September 1983 Network Review)

Our Lady of Sorrows School, Wahiawa, Hawaii - Support for a program which trains educators from other schools to replicate the general organization and specific techniques developed at this school.

Kobori Nanrei Roshi

Richard Baker Roshi

Tachibana Dalid Roshi

Contemplative Outreach: Support for a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.

Margaret Jenkins Dance Troupe: Support for the work of postmodern choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Margaret Jenkins.

Arturo Escobar: Support for the work of anthropologist and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Arturo Escobar.

Film Institute of Northern California: Support for the annual Mill Valley Film Festival.

Grace Cathedral



Dr. Karl Pribram: (Director of Neuropshychology Laboratories, Stanford University) Support for the purchase of computer equipment for research on human comprehension of mathematical abstractions.

G. Spencer Brown: (Mathemetician; Philosopher, Author) Support for the development of a book regarding the nature and applications of color in human consciousness, communications, and relationships (Proof of Four Color Theorem).

Robert E. Ornstein, Ph.D: Support for research and development of a psychology textbook entitled The Brain and Conscious Experience, in cooperation with the University of California Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge.

On the Nature of Man: Public presentations of four distinguished scientists: Dr. Arthur Deikman, Dr. James Fadiman, Dr. Robert Ornstein, and Dr. Charles Tart. They discuss developments in brain research that have major implications for the understanding of human consciousness.

Human Dolphin Foundation: Support for Dr. John Lilly's computer research on sonic/visual communications between dolphins and humans.

Joseph E. Bogen, M.D.: Support for investigation of mathematical models to discern the relationship of brain function and consciousness.

Evelyn Fox Keller, Ph.D.: Funding for three month lecture series and research into quantum conceptions of logic, time, and dynamics, and for the development of texts for public education in science.

Charles Tart, Ph.D.: Funding for laboratory research on the feasibility of teaching extrasensory perception abilities and for investigations of parapsychological phenomena.

Physics Conferences: Funding for a series of annual conferences on-technical topics in the forefront of physics. Eighteen to twenty-two participants from the international scientific community attended each-conference.

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General Systems Theory Conference: Funding for the 1978 conference attended by 22 general systems scientists to explore the way in which we, individually and collectively, produce our physical and social realities.

Center for Theoretical Studies: Support for a conference to explore paradigm changes in relation to research in altered states of consciousness.

Rolf Institute: Support for a study of structural integration from neuromuscular, energy field, and emotional approaches.

Fernando Flores: Support for a research study in "Organizational Design: Pragmatics of Conversation," on cognition, language and reality as applied to work, environment, offices, and bureaucracies.

Michael Nebadon (Oscar Aguado): Support for research and development of The Form, a book regarding the state of balance in which the body attains its unity through conscious relationship with space and tension forces.

Michael Harris and Harold Bursztlain: Support for continuing research and subsequent publication of Stability: Towards a Formalization of Distinctions, an exploration of the dynamics of knowledge, distinctions, and the learning process.

The Point Foundation: Support for Gordon Pask, a leading English scholar in the field of learning theory, to participate in a General Systems Theory Conference in San Francisco.

Saul-Paul Sirag, Physicist: Support for extended research and writing in the field of physics and consciousness.

David Galin, M.D. School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, Support for further research in the relationship between early brain development and ego development and to the implications of neuropsychology for education.

Paradigms for Research Conference: Funding of scientists to explore research issues relevant to personal transformational experiences in mental health, social change, and communications.

Daniel Rohrlich: Support for the paper, "The Logic of Awareness," a study in the physics and psychology of consciousness.

Farallones Institute - Support for purchase of the Center's eighty acre site

Exploratorium - Support for the musueum's Dissemination Program

Paul Dell, Ph.D.


The Hunger Project: Initial funding for the creation of an international education program to bring about the end of hunger and starvation within two decades by providing feasibility information and generating the public will through individual, personal commitment.

Cambodian Famine Relief - Sponsorship of a full-page ad in The Graduate Review magazine, published by est, an educational corporation, which resulted in more than $61,000 being contributed by over 1000 donors to eight organizations providing direct relief to alleviate the famine in Cambodia.

World Without War Council - Support for core funding of educational programs to transform the way people view war, and to continue to create new channels of communication, promote specific proposals, and publish books and articles.

Ronald Heifetz, M.D.: Support for completion of the academic phase of a training program in international conflict resolution, to develop the knowledge and technology for catalyzing breakthroughs in the field of peacemaking.

Wharton International Films - Support for a documentary film for public television about world hunger, Hands Upon Their Hearts.

Bangladesh Flood Relief


University of Washington, Roy Prosterman, J.D. - Support for research and field work on world hunger and agrarian reform by Dr. Prosterman, who worked for over 20 years in developing countries around the world as an agrarian reform consultant.

Planet Earth Foundation - Support for research and development of a difinitive film on world hunger.

Tibetan Orphan Project - Support for two Tibetan children's villages in India.

Behavioral Sciences Institute: To support a project to study and document the work of Dr. Paolo Friere. (with Dr. Ron Zeller). Funding for the study and audiovisual documentation of the methods of innovative educator and author Paolo Friere, whose work focuses on the development of literacy in the Third World, with investigations regarding potential applications in the United States.

Hungry Planet, Ltd.: Funding for the distribution of the film The Hungry Planet to television stations throughout the United States.

Missionaries of Charity: Funding to support the work of Mother Teresa among the poor of India

Institute for Psychiatry and Foreign Affairs: Co-sponsorship of two conferences on the nature and effect of psychological and transformational paradigms on intercultural activities. The first conference focused on U.S/Soviet relations; the second on relations between Egypt and Israel.

The Breakthrough Foundation: Funding to initiate the first stage of an educational research project on expanded individual awareness as it exists in the USSR, and to initiate discussions about the principles and techniques of transformation among all nations.

The Holiday Project: Start-up loan to support the establishment of the project, which fosters nationwide public appreciation of the importance and value of contributing to and participating with individuals confined in institutions during the Christmas and Channukah holidays.

The Windstar Foundation: General support for the Foundation, which seeks to communicate a vision of the Earth as a living organism whose growth depends on its continuing existence as a unified whole.

Friends of Vista: Support for an awards conference, held in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of VISTA, which acknowledged Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the work of ending poverty.

Act Together, Inc: Support to produce a one week workshop, "Making Programs Work - The Youth Empowerment Workshop" - a workshop for high risk youth to empower them in their desire and ability to succeed in their lives.

Roy L. Prosterman - Support for research and field work on world hunger and agrarian reform by Dr. Prosterman, who worked for over 20 years in developing countries around the world as an agrarian reform consultant.

University of the Philippines Law Center: To establish an annual award for a lawyer who has rendered outstanding service in the cause of social justice for the poor.

Robert Kriegel, Director SAGAS (Self Awareness Through Games and Sports): Funding for a research and development project utilizing sports and games as a human development model for application in education, therapeutics, rehabilitation, and recreational environments

Metanoia: Seed money for the planning and funding process in preparation for the development of a film on breastfeeding for women in Third World countries.

Marshall McLuhan Center on Global Communication

The Breakthrough Foundation: Funding to initiate the first stage of an educational research project on expanded individual awareness as it exists in the USSR, and to initiate discussions about the principles and techniques of transformation, among all nations.

Windstar Foundation: Support for the formation of an environmental education and humanitarian organization founded by John Denver dedicated to educating all age groups about the environment on a world-wide level.

Food for the Poor

Foundation for Mideast Communication

Ethiopia Famine Relief

Exploratory Meeting on the Nuclear Deadlock

Armenian Earthquake Relief

Joanna R. Macy. Ph.D. - Support to prepare and publish a manual for Despair and Empowerment workshops

Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age

Drepung Aid Project

Mozambique Project

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: The OECD provides a forum in which governments work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

US/USSR Exchange, Jim Terr

US/Costa Rica Presidential Advisory Commission

Buckminster Fuller Memorial

Buckminster Fuller

General Systems Theory Conference

Northern California Grantmakers

OCCUR Oakland Citizens Committee

Organize Training Center

Pacific News Service

Indian Society for Community Education

A Symposium: Issues of Consciousness and Survival

Apple Family Center


Rodney Donaldson

Friends of Conservation

U Golomi Govinda

Heinz Von Foerster and Humberto Maturana

Beresford Hayward, Ph.D.

Institute of Open Education

International Center for Development Policy

Mary King

Latin America & North America: Confrontation or Cooperation - An International Conference

Mexico Relief

Michael Murphy and James Hickman

North Bay Secondary School

Rennie-Payne Ayers

George Pegelow

John Poppy

Prarambha Trust

Rajneesh Meditation Center

Research Study on Outcome of Transformation

Si Hai Li


Saul-Paul Sirag

St. Francis Center

Synergy Seminars

The Center for Visual Arts

The Improvement Association of the 8th District

Visual Communications

John Woods





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