The Mechner Foundation’s activities and pursuits have been
driven by Dr. Francis Mechner’s philosophic vision and interests:
Educational innovation, research in the behavioral sciences,
promotion of the arts, and preservation of the environment.
A unifying theme is the application
of innovative ideas and technologies in areas
that relate to societal needs and the quality of life.
Since its inception, the Foundation has maintained a program of basic and applied research in the behavioral sciences, some in collaboration with other institutions