WELCOME TO INFINITY FOUNDATION
The Infinity Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Princeton, New Jersey engaged in making grants in the areas of compassion and wisdom. In the area of compassion it has funded organization workings for health and human services -food banks, human rights, the American Red Cross and organizations working for AIDS victims, both in India and USA. In the area of wisdom, it promotes East-West dialogue and a proper understanding of the Indian civilization, particularly in the United States and India. The world today is grappling with issues arising from globalization, religious conflicts and economic, ecological and cultural challenges. Infinity Foundation believes that the experience and wisdom of the Indian civilization can play a positive role in an inter-civilization dialogue based on harmonious co-existence.
The foundation seeks to create dialogue that breaks out of the dualities of anti- and pro- globalization forces, of the right vs. the left, of secularism vs. religion, of science vs. spirituality, of economic growth vs. ecological preservation. Globalization can be a positive force but it cannot simply be translated to Westernization of the planet – in cultural norms, in academic frameworks, in knowledge systems and in definitions of progress and patterns of development. To do so has enormous ecological implications in both biological and cultural terms. To create a global family, a “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, requires that indigenous non-Western civilizations get a seat on the table as equals in crafting the frameworks of discourse, rather than simply being used as exotic artifacts to be plugged into an overall Euro-Centric framework. Revitalizing the Indic discourse and helping India find its own voice in this dialogue is a key part of the mission.
The foundation has given over 400 grants for research, education and philanthropy, including grants to leading institutions of higher education, specialized research centers, as well as grants to many individual scholars. It has also organized several conferences and scholarly events in USA and India to bring out a balanced view of the many positive contributions from the Indian civilization.
The foundation has published game-changing original research that is widely disseminated through books, blogs and social media. It has a defined set of themes and goals in which it strives to be the leading think tank.