Research in the Behavioral Sciences

Since its inception, the Foundation has maintained a program of basic and applied research in the behavioral sciences, some in collaboration with other institutions and eight university laboratories


Founding grant to the
Blacksmith Institute.

The Arts

Bringing to light the work of the painter Solomon Lerner (1890-1963).
Painting by  F. Mechner

Education and Queens Paideia School

One of the Foundation’s principal pursuits has been educational innovation. Queens Paideia School demonstrated how the foundation’s approach to K-12 education, with its 6:1 student-teacher ratio, individualization tools, and emphasis on thinking skills, beginning reading, and numeracy results in outstanding academic achievement and personal growth, with implications for school reform. (SUMMER 2024)