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. 





Ms. Zahraa Saiyed
Architect and Engineer
City of San Francisco

Dr. David E. Shi
President Emeritus
Furman University

Dr. John Stauffer
Professor of African American Studies
Harvard University

Mr. Robert Stephens
Founder & Principal
Geek Squad

Dr. William Swagerty
Professor of History and Director
John Muir Center

Mr. Hamza Syed
Computer Systems Specialist
Public Relations Consultant

Dr. Roger Thompson
Professor and Program Chair
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Br. George Van Grieken
President Emeritus
St. Josephs International

Dr. Robert C. Wilburn
Chief Executive Officer
Medal of Honor Museum Foundation

Mr. Robert Yagid
Editor in Chief
Fine Homebuilding Magazine


Mr. Anthony Dutra
Chief Executive Officer
Dutra Land

Mr. Maurice Lombardo
Mr. Thomas Taylor

Taylor Lombardo Architects

Mr. Clint Wilson
President and Principal
Tribeca Properites