I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1816
- 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 build long-term positive relations between the United States and China – a relationship we believe to be the defining global relationship for centuries to come.
- The necessity of unbounded thinking so that our research can take us wherever nature leads.