During our lives, each of us faces a choice: to think only about ourselves, to get as much as we can for ourselves, or to think about others, to serve, to be helpful to those who are in need. I believe it is important to develop our brains, our knowledge, but it is more important to develop our hearts, to have a heart open to the suffering of others.
—John Henry Weidner
Support the Weidner Foundation Financially
The Weidner Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends on the financial support of numerous individuals to keep the legacy of John Weidner alive. We are currently fundraising to achieve three goals: 1) to produce a high quality film about the Dutch-Paris Line; 2) to establish an annual John Henry Weidner Award to be given to a person or organization engaged in forms of courageous and selfless action for humanity; and 3) to hold an annual event to aid refugees displaced by conflict and persecution in the present. Visit our “Support” page to become a financial contributor and help keep the Weidner legacy alive in these concrete ways.
Apply for a Weidner Student Research Grant
The Weidner Foundation is now offering grants of up to $1000 to undergraduate and graduate students conducting original research using the documents in the Weidner Collection housed in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. To apply for a Weidner Foundation research grant, you should send us a brief research proposal that describes the nature of your project, desired outcomes (including any publication plans), and your qualifications for research (including your academic experience, relevant language skills, and any past publications). Grants are competitive and will be awarded on a rolling basis. The best way to reach us is using through the “Contact” page on this website.
Apply for a Summer Internship with the Foundation
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at Stanford University or a nearby institution and are interested in a voluntary summer internship with the John Henry Weidner Foundation that would involve archival research using the Weidner Collection at the Hoover Institution, please contact us.