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.
Grant Recipients include:
Issues of Consciousness and Survival
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.
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.
Alaska Oil Spill
Alia Carl, Institute for Humane Studies: To support the project, "Value is Relationship, Money is Agreement"
American Conservatory Theatre
American Red Cross
Amigo de las Americas - Marin County Chapter
Annual Science Conferences
---Science Conference IV
---Science Conference V
-- Science Conference VI
---Science Conference VII
---Science Conference IX
---Science Conference X
Apple Family Center
Armenian Earthquake Relief
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.
Art Against Aids
Artists for Humanity
Association for Humanistic Psychology: Grant to be used in the area of humanistic theory and research.
Bangladesh Flood Relief
Behavioral Sciences Institute: To support a project to study and document the work of Paolo Friere. (with Dr. Ron Zeller)
Black American Response to the African Crisis
Bodhi Community: To support Bodhi programs such as Zazen.
Joseph E. Bogen, M.D.: To support investigation into any possible relevance of various mathematical systems for the study of consciousness.
Beijing Normal University
Bread and Roses
G. Spencer Brown
Buckminster Fuller Memorial
Buckminster Fuller Presentations
Mathew 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.
California Institute of Asian Studies
California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: Support for the conference, "Transpersonal Frontiers"
California Narcotic Officers Association
California Newsreel - "The Human Side of Production"
Carol Vaness Documentary
Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age
Center for Education and Communication, Inc., Boston, Ma. - Support for the International Community Leadership Project, beginning with its March, 1983 working conference for directors of successful grassroots development organizations.
China Study Tour Group
Cogswell College: Support to enable 50 econimically disadvantaged youths to acquire skills needed for rewarding careers in engineering technology.
Community Environmental Education Program
Conference Team Development
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Conversations with Buckminster Fuller
Dalai Lama Presentations
Paul Dell, Ph.D.
Douglas Harding Presentations
Professor Hubert Dreyfus, University of California
Drepung Aid Project
East Bay Men’s Center Conference
East West Foundation Education Fund
Esalen Institute Center for Theoretical Studies
Ethiopia Famine Relief
Exploratory Meeting on the Nuclear Deadlock
Exploratorium - Support for the musueum's Dissemination Program
Family Light Music School
Farallones Institute - Support for purchase of the Center's eighty acre site
Feinbloom, Richard M.D.
Film Institute of Northern California
Food for the Poor
Foundation for Mideast Communication
Friends of Buckminster Fuller Foundation
Friends of Conservation
Friends of the Marina Green
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.
General Systems Theory Conference
Joan Goldsmith - Fellowship support for work on a book for families to use in exploring and understanding their history and current dynamics
U Golomi Govinda
Guild for Psychological Studies
Heinz Von Foerster and Humberto Maturana
Michael Harris and Harold Burszlain
Harvard Community Health Plan
Harvard University School of Medicine
Beresford Hayward, Ph.D.
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.
His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa
Homeless Community Project
Hoover Institution, W.W.Bartley, III (to support research and publishing The Collected Work of F.A.Hayek)
Human Dolphin Foundation
Hungry Planet, Ltd.
Indian Society for Community Education
ISHK, Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies
Institute of Open Education
International Center for Development Policy
Erik Jansen, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California
John Hopkins University Press
KCTS Channel 9 Public TV, Seattle
KQED—TV Public Television, San Francisco
Robert Kriegel, Director SAGAS
Latin America & North America:
Confrontation or Cooperation -
An International Conference
The Laughing Man Institute
Living Tao Foundation
Lomi School Bulletin
Joanna R. Macy. Ph.D. - Support to prepare and publish a manual for Despair and Empowerment workshops
Mar Vista Family Center
Margie Jenkins Dance Troupe
Marshall McLuhan Center on Global Communication
Julian Melzak, Philosopher
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.
Missionaries of Charity, Mother Theresa
Michael Murphy and James Hickman
Professor Hu Mon-Yu
National Association for the Poor: General support to establish community organizations to bring people out of poverty.
Neuropsychology Fund of Stanford University
New Dimensions Foundation
North Bay Secondary School
North Charles Mental Health Foundation
Northern California Grantmakers
OCCUR Oakland Citizens Committee
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organize Training Center
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.
PTV Productions, Inc.
Pacific News Service
Paradigms for Research Conference
Gordon Pask - The Point Foundation
Physics/Consciousness Research Group
Planet Earth Foundation
Police Officers Research Association
Dr. Karl Pribram
Roy L. Prosterman
Program for Public Advocates
Rajneesh Meditation Center
Research Study on Outcome of Transformation
Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero
Charles Rosen, Researcher
Kobori Nanrei Roshi
Richard Baker Roshi
Tachibana Dalid Roshi
Theodore Roszak, Ph.D.
Rural Development Institute
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
Saul-Paul Sirag, Physicist
John Searle, Ph.D.
Search for Common Ground
Shakespeare & Company: General support to foster the theatrical community through training programs and the development of theater as a transformational experience.
Si Hai Li
Dr. Frederic Spiegelberg
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
St. Francis Center
Stanford Research Institute
Anthony J. Sutich, Ph.D.
Swami Dayananda Saraswali
Swami Muktananda World Tour
The Breakthrough Foundation
The Cambridge Friends School
The Capp Street Foundation
The CareGivers Project
The Center for Visual Arts
The Holiday Project
The Hunger Project
The Hungry Planet, LDT.
The Improvement Association of the 8th District
The John Davis Lodge Center for International Studies
The Laughing Man Institute
The Mastery Foundation
The Point Foundation
The Spiritual Institute of America
The Tides Foundation
The Windstar Foundation
Theodore Roszak, Ph.D.
Tibetan Orphan Project
Transpersonal Psychology Institute
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
University of California, San Francisco, 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 Committee for the Arts
University of Oregon
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.
University of the World
University of Washington, Law School Foundation
US/Costa Rica Presidential Advisory Commission
US/USSR Exchange, Jim Terr
Volunteer Centers of California
Washington, D.C. Youth at Risk
Jeffrey A. Weiss, Ph.D.
Wharton International Films
World Institute on Disability
World Without War Council, Inc. - Support for core funding
Zen Center, San Francisco