The Foundation supports projects in the following grantmaking areas whose work is rooted in interconnectedness, empathy, stewardship, service, and reverence for nature.
Spiritual ecology: Support is directed towards organizations whose work supports a way of life that is in harmony with the earth as a living whole. It values projects that are joining ecological renewal with the awareness of the sacred within creation, and offer practical solutions in response to the current environmental crisis. Spiritual ecology calls for responses to environmental issues that include spiritual awareness and/or practice. Spiritual ecology is rooted in the understanding that resolving such complex issues as depletion of species, climate change, and over-consumption, requires examining and reassessing our underlying attitudes and beliefs about the earth, and peoples’ spiritual as well as physical responsibilities toward the planet. The Foundation is interested in projects from a wide range of fields and focus areas, including but not limited to: agriculture, ecology, law, and medicine.
Indigenous cultures: Support is directed toward organizations led from within Native American communities that protect and strengthen their lifeways and worldviews. The Foundation values projects that are safeguarding traditional knowledge, cultivating culturally-grounded leadership, and revitalizing and preserving Indigenous languages. The majority of these grants support several Native-led nonprofit organizations who distribute funds to a broad range of mostly grassroots projects throughout the U.S. By Native-led, the Foundation means that it is focused on supporting projects whose leadership and governance are primarily Indigenous. Grants are not made directly to federally recognized tribes or IRS section 7871 tribal organizations.
Soul in Society: Support is directed toward organizations across all aspects of society that are restoring respect for human dignity within systems and institutions. The Foundation values projects that offer practical tools for social and personal transformation, especially for underserved communities. It tends to focus on segments of society that have been marginalized or underserved, and have supported work with prison rehabilitation, veterans, education, at-risk youth, medicine, leadership, and rites-of-passage.
Amount: Grants typically range from $5,000-$35,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are working domestically. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor are also eligible to apply.
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