The Foundation

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1816

The Foundation


Guiding Principles

  • The Hefner Foundation is driven by the interests and passions of Robert and MeiLi Hefner.
  • We fund projects in the areas of: Foreign Affairs, Environment & Global Ecosystem, Education, Culture and Clean Energy.
  • We believe in building long-term positive relations between the United States and China – a relationship we believe to be the defining global relationship of centuries to come.
  • We keep an open mind to foster learning and unbounded growth.
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