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Excellence. Wisdom. Creativity. Joy. These are the cornerstones of our commitment to carrying out Sir John’s philanthropic vision. Working at the Foundation is not just about the here and now; it is about building a legacy of discoveries for the next 100 years. Each and every staff member has the opportunity to impact this legacy.

In the past 2 years, the Foundation has experienced tremendous staff growth as additional academics and business professionals have joined us. Our work environment is fast-paced and ever-evolving; our staff is as dynamic as the researchers and scholars in our network. The Foundation fosters a culture of continuous learning, with a dedication to developing our staff for their long-term professional growth. With our monthly Speaker Series and quarterly Grants Presentations, the staff is abreast of the expanding outreach of our core business, grant-making.

We truly feel that our work is cool; the high-energy generated by our cutting-edge work creates an ever-present buzz throughout our workplace. We balance our commitment to work with a commitment to care for ourselves and our families. The Foundation’s unparalleled dedication to achieve this balance extends beyond family-friendly; we are “life friendly”.

Through our unique vision, positive work environment, and dedication to investing in our staff personally and professionally, we continue to foster a dynamic and innovative employment experience for our most treasured resource: our extraordinary people.

“I feel blessed to be part of the Foundation because they constantly encourage me to learn more about myself and the world around us all.”
Christina Gentile-Paytas,
Coordinator, Program Operations
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The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discovery in areas engaging life’s biggest questions. These questions range from explorations into the laws of nature and the universe to questions on the nature of love, gratitude, forgiveness, and creativity.

Our vision is derived from Sir John Templeton’s commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation’s motto “How little we know, how eager to learn” exemplifies our support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.