I see a time when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. —Crazy Horse


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden



in a Spirit of Philanthropy

The Innermost House Foundation is a philanthropic organization inspired by the "voluntary associations" so much admired by early observers of the American experiment, where private individuals organized the conversation of civic life together to raise the level of cultural opportunity available to all.

Our living foundations consist in the friends who voluntarily give their time, counsel, resources and example to the "dream too wild" of an American idealism renewed at its roots. Through them, we stand on foundations as deep as history and as wide as the world. We are a conversation of friends, dedicated to a living ideal.