Based in Santa Fe, Kindle Project is an outside-the-box grantmaking organization supporting wild solutions by unusual suspects in the attempt to move mountains. Kindle Project works with donors and grantees who are catalyzing change—those who are addressing our most pressing problems but who would otherwise fall outside traditional philanthropy.
Kalliopeia Foundation and Kindle Project have partnered to create Stars and Seeds, a multi-year participatory grantmaking program designed to move funds to women who are responding to the needs of the land, waters, and more than human community of New Mexico. Stars and Seeds acknowledge that women are often connected through wisdom, love, and care to the Earth, but are under-valued and under-resourced. Whether working for large nonprofits protecting our rivers, or passing on knowledge about medicinal herbs to youth, the Stars and Seeds Fund aims to acknowledge and support these women.
The goals of the Stars and Seeds Fund are to:
- Identify, celebrate and support women working through deep connection within New Mexico’s natural systems.
- Engage in reciprocal learning and relationship building to amplify the work of both grantees and community Flow Funders.
- Create a space for visionary and imaginative experiences.
- Support self-determination within communities.
- Remind the Earth that She is loved and cared for.