About Us


“Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself, in all cases, as the ages and generations which preceded it. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies.”

– Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, Part One, 1791

We choose this quote to emphasize that we trust succeeding generations to make effective and responsible decisions to solve tomorrow’s social and environmental problems. The giving strategy of the Lintilhac Foundation is guided by personal identification. A trustee has been deeply devoted to or experienced in the recipient’s interest, whether it has involved the creation of a birthing center, the purchase of a research vessel or the creation of lecture series.