The Foundation

Simple exchanges can break down the walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.”
– Barack Obama

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 Foreign Affairs, Environment & Global Ecosystem, Education, Culture and Clean Energy.
  • 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.
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