Kalliopeia Foundation is responding to a global need that is emerging across cultures: to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home.
Our programs and those we support are rooted in the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent. We partner with individuals and organizations who create and hold a space where pressing, contemporary issues can be engaged through this holistic lens. In doing so, we envision a future that is built upon compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth.
Our work is grounded in four core principles:
Life Is Sacred: to honor all life as sacred, expressing reverence for one another, the Earth, and life as a whole.
Interconnectedness: to approach ecology, culture, and spirituality as inextricable and interdependent.
Innovation: to generate creative ideas and outcomes through simple, meaningful engagement with others and the Earth.
Service: to embrace an ethic of care—the essential and natural aspiration to respond to needs beyond our own.
Kalliopeia respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok people of present-day Marin County.
In 1997, Kalliopeia was founded as an independent private foundation to help support people and organizations who are working to bring spiritual values into institutions and systems of everyday life and work. The name “Kalliopeia” means beautiful voice and refers to the first of the nine Greek muses. She is associated with heroic poetry, justice, and transforming lower qualities into higher.