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John Templeton Foundation Grants

Amount Note:

Small Grants are defined as requests for $217,400 or less. Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $217,400. The smallest active grant is about $30,000 and the largest is just over $10 million.

In the charter establishing his Foundation, the late Sir John Templeton set out his philanthropic intentions under several broad headings. These Core Funding Areas continue to guide our grantmaking as we work to find world-class researchers and project leaders to share in our pursuit of Sir John’s dynamic, contrarian, forward-looking vision. A number of topics—including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose—can be found under more than one Core Funding Area. The Foundation welcomes proposals that bring together these overlapping elements, especially by combining the tools and approaches of different disciplines. 

The Core Funding Areas of the Templeton Foundation are: Science and the Big Questions, Character Virtue Development, Individual  Freedom and Free Markets, Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius, and Genetics. 


Last Updated On: 2018-05-11

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