The Hanso Foundation


The Hanso Foundation is an organization established by Alvar Hanso sometime in the 1960s. The Foundation was the primary funder for the DHARMA Initiative which would help further scientific research in many fields.

According to a mission statement on the Hanso website, "The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. For forty years, the foundation has offered grants to worthy experiments designed to further the evolution of the human race and provide technological solutions to the most pressing problems of our time. The Hanso Foundation: a commitment to encouraging excellence in science and technology and furthering the cause of human development."

The Foundation funded many projects, including the Institute for Genomic Advancement, Mathematical Forecasting Initiative, Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program, Electromagnetic Research Initiative, Mental Health Appeal, and the Life Extension Project. The Life Extension Project worked on initiatives such as the life-extension of an orangutan named "Joop" celebrating its 105th birthday. It also provided financial backing for the DHARMA Initiative on islands in the South Pacific. The Foundation has offices in Copenhagen, Denmark; Vík, Iceland; Seoul, Korea; Zanzibar, Tanzania; and Santa Barbara, California. The Alvar Hanso Cancer Center was constructed in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Foundation slogan is: The Hanso Foundation. Reaching out to a better tomorrow.

Active projects

A number of "active projects" of the Foundation are listed on the website.

Mathematical Forecasting Initiative

The Mathematical Forecasting Initiative uses cutting-edge theory to anticipate the twists and turns of humanity's story. By understanding and modeling the mathematic probability of seismic human events, The Hanso Foundation can illuminate the path ahead and provide a true road map to the betterment of humanity.

Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program

The Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program is described as "the heart and soul" of The Hanso Foundation's work. The Program's work is further said to be a far-reaching educational initiative, designed to teach the basics of sanitation, nutrition and disease prevention to the world.

Mental Health Appeal

The Hanso Foundation's Mental Health Appeal is a world-spanning system of clinics seeking revolutionary new treatments. It is nothing short of a crusade to rid us all of the spectre of debilitating illnesses that truly hold hostage the human race's drive for a better future.

Electromagnetic Research Initiative

From the simplest touch to the most complex chemical reaction, electromagnetism is at work. From the most rudimentary compass to the most advanced supercomputer, electromagnetism is at work. From the magnetosphere’s deflection of cosmic rays to the ionosphere’s reflection of radio-waves, electromagnetism is at work.

Institute for Genomic Advancement

The Institute for Genomic Advancement is dedicated to the extension of the previous Human Genome Project to its most logical conclusions, believing that once our building blocks are laid bare, the future we build on will have no limit.

Life Extension Project

The Life Extension Project can be described as the grand summation of all of the Foundation's work from prevention and wellness to the development of new gene therapies and the development of young minds is nothing less than the extension of life itself.