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About the John Cobb Legacy Fund

Who We Are

John B. Cobb, Jr., has devoted his life to promoting ways of understanding the world, and our place in it, that help people and planet flourish. The John Cobb Legacy Fund is the Planned Giving Program created by the Center for Process Studies, the Cobb Institute, and the Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) to further the work that Dr. Cobb began and inspired. EcoCiv serves as Trustee of the Fund on behalf of member charities.


  • Cobb Institute
  • Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv)
  • Process Studies International

Revisioning the World for the Common Good

We Support:

Our Charities:

  • Fostering ways of living that expand the wellbeing of both people and planet
  • Transforming human views of life and the world into a vision of interrelatedness, meaning, and cooperation
  • Promoting holistic approaches in all spheres of human life that nourish the flourishing of all
  • Help local leaders develop just and compassionate communities
  • Educate people about process and relational ways of understanding our cosmos
  • Advance the dialogue in science and religion
  • Convene community development toward ecological civilization
  • Foster interfaith and interspiritual conversations
  • Develop theological education and resources for faith communities in process-relational ways of understanding matters of ultimate concern
  • Conduct and promote scholarship to advance understanding of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and put that philosophy to work in the world for the common good

About Our Director

Sheri D. Kling

Sheri D. Kling, Ph.D., is the director of the John Cobb Legacy Fund. She also serves as director of Process and Faith with the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology (CST). Sheri earned her Ph.D. in Religion: Process Studies from CST and has applied the work of John B. Cobb, Jr., Alfred North Whitehead, and other process thinkers in her public scholarship. In her writing and teaching, Sheri draws from relational worldviews, wisdom and mystical traditions, depth psychology, and the intersection of spirituality and science to help people transform their lives. She is also a faculty member of the Haden Institute where she teaches about spirituality and dream work. Sheri seeks to build relationships with others who want to further the work begun by John Cobb to build a world where all beings can flourish on a living earth. She lives in Bradenton, Florida.

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John Cobb Legacy Fund
c/o EcoCiv, 2358 University Avenue #2189
San Diego, CA 92176

The Institute for Ecological Civilization dba John Cobb Legacy Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Tax ID#: 81-2533082.