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We partner with leading human emotion, psychology, and emotional intelligence labs at UC Berkeley and Yale University to conduct cutting-edge research on indestructible human wellbeing. We’re also building powerful and transformational interventions for schools by working with forward-thinking and innovative K-12 systems internationally. Our national partner school, Corbett Prep in Tampa, Florida has begun rolling out and refining our Four Pillars of Wellbeing Curricula on all of their K-8 students. We also partner with teachers at the Royal Academy in Bhutan as a primary resource of inspiration for many of our new international materials.

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We have been very fortunate to work with a group of innovative visionaries who have supported our efforts to promote, cultivate, and study the cutting-edge of human wellbeing philosophy.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science, advance national welfare, and to secure the national defense. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. The NSF supported our earliest work in documenting contentment as a universal human emotion before we were even a foundation, a project which yielded two of the largest cross-cultural human emotion studies in human ever published.

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The Corbett Foundation

The Corbett Family Foundation is a philanthropic funding agency that supports international causes promoting educational, health, and wellbeing outcomes for children. The Corbett Family Foundation has generously supported the development of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing curricula, which we are now scaling to an international audience.

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NALA Investments

NALA is a private investment company with operations across various industries including transportation, real estate, technology, and media. NALA invests across asset classes with a focus on the United States and Latin America. The visionary team at NALA supported our pioneering work in contentment philosophy, which yielded nearly half a dozen scientific studies and powerfully informed our Four Pillars of Wellbeing K-8 curriculum.

Partners

Our academic and school partners are invested in the science and practical implementation of contentment philosophy for the benefit of all.




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Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. The Center conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence was the place where contentment philosophy was born, and where the first version of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing Curriculum was designed. The Four Pillars of Wellbeing core tools are now being seamlessly integrated into the Center’s RULER approach - their flagship Emotional Intelligence transformation for schools. In fact, some of our current advisors and key team members have close ties to or are alumnis of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

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UC Berkeley BSI Lab

The UC Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory is one of the most renowned research facilities for human emotion in the world. Their work focuses on core human emotions, morality, power, and culture. The BSI Lab is our official research wing of at the Contentment Foundation, where we fund extraordinarily brilliant minds to push the boundaries of what we know about sustainable human wellbeing through contentment.

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Corbett Preparatory School

Corbett Prep is a truly progressive and cutting-edge place to learn. Based in Tampa, Florida, they are staffed with highly acclaimed teachers and strive to make learning interesting, important, and relevant. Corbett Prep is our national lab school, where we work with teachers, administrators, and students on making our Four Pillars of Wellbeing curriculum into the most potent approach to indestructable wellbeing that it can be. Corbett Prep has played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, testing, and scientific study of the Four Pillars approaches to wellbeing. Their passion and philosophy around educating the whole child both in and out of school is truly inspiring.

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The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is a visionary initiative of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, the fifth King of Bhutan. The Academy is a K-8 school provides a truly extraordinary holistic education to thousands of the most economically vulnerable families in schools and colleges across Bhutan. Through the Royal Academy, hundreds of students have received full support to pursue higher education abroad in eight different countries. We are honored that His Majesty’s Royal Academy has chosen the Four Pillars of Wellbeing approach as their core curriculum to meet the wellbeing needs of their children. We are actively working with the Royal Academy to design a culturally responsive version of the Four Pillars curriculum that fits the cultural needs of Bhutanese children, and will be used as a template for other culturally-responsive approaches for other nations in the future.

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Corbett Preparatory School

Corbett Prep is a truly progressive and cutting-edge place to learn. Based in Tampa, Florida, they are staffed with highly acclaimed teachers and strive to make learning interesting, important, and relevant. Corbett Prep is our national lab school, where we work with teachers, administrators, and students on making our Four Pillars of Wellbeing curriculum into the most potent approach to indestructable wellbeing that it can be. Corbett Prep has played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, testing, and scientific study of the Four Pillars approaches to wellbeing. Their passion and philosophy around educating the whole child both in and out of school is truly inspiring.

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The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is a visionary initiative of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, the fifth King of Bhutan. The Academy is a K-8 school provides a truly extraordinary holistic education to thousands of the most economically vulnerable families in schools and colleges across Bhutan. Through the Royal Academy, hundreds of students have received full support to pursue higher education abroad in eight different countries. We are honored that His Majesty’s Royal Academy has chosen the Four Pillars of Wellbeing approach as their core curriculum to meet the wellbeing needs of their children. We are actively working with the Royal Academy to design a culturally responsive version of the Four Pillars curriculum that fits the cultural needs of Bhutanese children, and will be used as a template for other culturally-responsive approaches for other nations in the future.




Affiliates

Our affiliates work with us directly to integrate wellbeing wisdom into all of the work that they do. We are united in our goals to reduce suffering and improve human flourishing for adults and children around the world.

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The RULER Approach at Yale

The RULER Approach is a world leader in Emotional Intelligence education. Its four Anchors of Emotional Intelligence are practiced in over 1000 schools worldwide, and their evidence-based approaches to social and emotional learning are internationally recognized in some of the world’s top schools and organizations. Yale RULER is integrating many of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing concepts into the RULER approach, where it will be distributed to over a thousand of its partner schools worldwide. They also continue to support the refinement of our curricula and new scientific studies as part of our Wellbeing Lab.