The Radius Foundation seeks new ways of exploring and understanding dissimilar conceptual systems or paradigms—scientific, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic—with the aim of achieving a worldview of more penetrating insight and richer innovation. A Forum For Different Views Through publications, conferences, projects, educational media, and the internet, the Radius Foundation serves as a forum for creative […]

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Below is a sampling of the projects sponsored by the Radius...

Pattern ABC

The Pattern Alphabet Pilot in Tanzania tested the way nature builds as a preschool learning tool. Spatial reasoning is equal to verbal and math as a cognitive ability, and yet we have no system to learn it as we do with language and numbers. Here is a 10 minute video featuring the system, the students, […]

Why X marks the unknown

The letter X stands for the unknown or the mysterious: Project X; the X-Men; the X-Files. When physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered a baffling new form of radiation in 1895, naturally he named them “X-Rays”. We absorbed these cultural connotations long before we encountered X in maths class, where we learned to solve algebraic equations for […]

Huston Smith Interview

Note: This interview was originally published in the Sophia: The Journal of Traditional Studies (volume 16 no. 1, December 2020). The following dialogue is taken from a set of interviews with Huston Smith conducted by Terry Moore in 2008 and 2009. TM: Dr. Smith, I understand that you have recently decided to publish your autobiography. […]


Grants Application Guidelines The Radius Foundation, Inc. is a small foundation, and as we invest time and resources in each of our grantees, we consider only grant proposals that we have solicited. Please make initial contact through our website or our mailing address. Initial contact should be a one-page letter that includes: the objective of […]