The purpose of the Werner Erhard Foundation was to encourage and support research, communication, education, and scholarly endevors in the fields of human well-being and transformation, both individual and social.
The Werner Erhard Foundation provided financial and organizational support for individuals, organizations, and institutions that are contributing to the process of transformation and to the creation of the reality of a world that works for everyone.
"The ultimate purpose of the est foundation is the full realization of the promise of human beings and our 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 so dramatically affected the material well-being of humankind." - Werner Erhard, 1973
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 and well-being.
Education and Society
To support the art and science of education so that people are empowered by the teaching and learning process to fulfill their potential for making a difference.
Cultural and Spiritual Exchange
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.
Scientific Research and Conferences
To support scientific inquiry and dialogue regarding the nature of reality, understanding, and human experience.
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.
"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