Life & Mind Institute

Type of project:  To support the use of contemplative approaches by grassroots change-makers addressing urgent community needs. Projects focus on civic engagement, climate action, economic empowerment, education, physical and mental health, and social inclusion. Projects must be anchored in one or more contemplative wisdom practices, be activity based and impact oriented, and reach beyond the individual well-being of grantees to serve a larger community. Contemplative practices including various forms of meditation, embodied or movement-based practices, introspection and awareness of mind-body states, nature-based mindfulness practices, reflective writing, and contemplative prayer.

Location: Worldwide: Priority will also be given to proposed projects that are based in countries and communities where funding has historically been less available for activities grounded in contemplative practices.

Eligibility: Individuals, community workers, and non-profit organizations may apply. Priority will be given to projects led by emerging leaders (18-30 years of age) and those who identify as belonging to marginalized groups (e.g. BIPOC in the US, BAME in the UK), for projects that serve traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups in contexts and spaces where the projects are going to be implemented.

Grant size: up to $10,000

Closing date: 1 February

Apply: Contemplative Changemaking Grants – Mind & Life Institute (mindandlife.org)