We believe that mindfulness practices and open-hearted spirituality build love and compassion for all people and a more peaceful world.

Our Aspiration

  • Foster a society characterized by respect for all faiths and appreciation for the inner life nurtured by spiritual practice, compassion, and service beyond self.
  • Nurture and celebrate progressive faith-based endeavors, especially those that reach across divides and promote justice, equity, and civil discourse.
  • Empower people of all backgrounds and experiences to connect with and realize the transformative value of mindfulness, meditation, and other contemplative practices.

Submit a Letter of Inquiry

While the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) are welcome. We most actively review LOIs in January/February and July/August for board meetings in June and December. However, you may submit an LOI at any point throughout the year.

General Guidance for Prospective Grantees

  • We focus on funding organizations that are aligned with our mission and are working to address deep, meaningful needs that they are uniquely positioned to meet.
  • We only fund 501(c)(3) organizations, in good standing.
  • Although we sometimes fund select national organizations, we generally fund organizations working in Minnesota, Dallas, Northern San Francisco Bay Area / Marin County, and the Vail Valley.
  • We are committed to funding programs that support the advancement of women and girls.
  • We are NOT accepting requests for: capital improvements, endowments, or scientific research.

Specific Guidance for Spirituality and Mindfulness Focus Area

  • We focus on funding organizations that are uniquely positioned to realize significant components of our focus-area aspiration (above).
To learn more about our grantees, please view our annual report.