The Foundation

Guiding Principles


  • The Hefner Foundation is driven by the interests and passions of Robert & MeiLi Hefner.

  • We fund projects in the areas of interest in clean energy, culture, foreign affairs and education.

  • We believe in building long term positive relations between the United States and China, and Asia, a relationship we believe to be the defining global relationship of centuries to come.

  • We keep an open mind and learn and grow.