The Hanso Foundation

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The Hanso Foundation is only mentioned a few times in Lost, but it plays a major role in it. It was founded by Alvar Hanso. The Dharma Initiative is funded by the Hanso Foundation. The headquarters is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The main goal of the company is to make a better tomorrow for mankind.

In Lost: Most of the information about the Hanso Foundation is seen in the Swan orientation video in "Orientation". It mentions that the Dharma Initiative is funded by Alvar Hanso. In the video, It shows the headquarters, and then zooms in, showing Alvar Hanso. Headquaters in the Swan Orientation Video At the end of the video, it reads the Hanso Foundation. The copyright date is 1980. In the Pearl Orientation video seen in "?", It also reads the Hanso Foundation with copyright date 1980.

The Website: Currently, the website only has a letter from Alvar Hanso It used to be much larger, but was shut down during the Lost Experience.. For information on the website go to The Hanso Foundation (website). The link to the website is

First Hanso Foundation LogoThe Lost Experience: The Hanso Foundation was the center of the Lost Experience, an alternate reality game played in the summer of 2006 between the second and third season of Lost. It revealed more information about the company. The website was used to find clues. It was shut down by hackers but reopened later with just one letter. At the end of the Lost Experience, it showed a video called the Sri Lanka video, which revealed much more information, including what the numbers mean and explains the Dharma Initiative.


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Jkan_133 Is Charles Widmore Alvar hanso? 0 Aug 9 2008, 3:06 PM EDT by Jkan_133
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It's evident that Charles Widmore has something to do with the Dharma initiative. Being the multimillionaire he is couldn'y he have created the Hanso Foundation under the alias "Alvar Hanso" for the sole purpose of funding the dharma intiative? he would then hide his involvement under layers of deceit.
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imalostie hanso/juliet 1 Feb 17 2008, 6:13 PM EST by alexanderTM
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Does the Hanso Foundation have anything to do with Juliet? Was it the group that brought her to the island to study/research pregnancies?
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