We accept proposals by invitation only and find new grantee partners through our networks, field research, and gatherings. Please note we are primarily focusing on our existing network of grantee partners and Kalliopeia initiatives. After reading the information below, if you feel your work is strongly aligned with our mission, tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org. We read and appreciate each introduction, and while we are not able to respond to every email, we will contact you if we are interested to learn more.
Our grant program prioritizes creative work that has a powerful local effect and inspires others on a broader scale, strengthening the emerging community of leaders working to reconnect ecology, culture, and spirituality.
We seek out and support projects of different sizes and scope, with particular emphasis on leadership, capacity, and field-building. We provide both general operating support and project support grants, depending on the particular need. Grant decisions are guided by our mission and rooted in relationships of trust.
There is vastly more good work in this field than we can support. We prioritize organizations and projects that:
- are US-based;
- have leadership that is both visionary and grounded;
- foster leadership in others, especially among younger generations and across generations;
- are well-managed, with clear results;
- use communications to connect and inspire beyond a single community.
Please note that we do not prioritize organizations or projects that a) focus singularly on either ecological, spiritual, or cultural renewal without expression of their interconnection, or b) whose impact and story don’t translate beyond a niche audience: e.g., academia, specific religious communities.