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Mindfulness Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and
Government Entities to Promote the Practice of Meditation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Trust for the Meditation Process

Deadline Date:

03/01/20 Postmarked

Description:

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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International human service or educational nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects that expand or introduce the practice of mindful meditation in underserved populations and minorities. Eligible projects are short-term and result in clear identifiable outcomes.

The types of projects that are funded by Trust for the Meditation Process include: 

  • Meditation courses, workshops, lectures or retreats.
  • Trainings, sabbaticals, retreats and other development for meditation teachers.
  • Meditation curriculum development.
  • Books, supplies and equipment for meditation programs.
  • Efforts to expand and build the capacity of meditation programs and address barriers to practice. 
  • Meditation research, especially the development of simple, effective, accessible evaluation tools.
  • Publications that effectively spread critical perspectives on meditation and meet an important gap in the current literature.
  • East/West meditation dialogue.

Grants made in the Mindfulness Program have both of these objectives:

  • Introduce or expand mindfulness meditation through educational or human service nonprofits or government entities, such as K-12 public schools, colleges and universities, correctional facilities, rehabilitation programs, healthcare, counseling and case management services.
  • Reach underserved populations, such as children, teens, and young adults, people of color, people who are LGBTQ, people in the criminal justice system, people with low incomes, and people facing addictions, illness, trauma or loss.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187242

Number of Grants:

Trust for the Meditation Process makes 20 to 40 grants annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Initial awards are typically small – $3,000 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants are to introduce or expand mindfulness meditation through educational or human service nonprofits or government entities, such as K-12 public schools, colleges and universities, correctional facilities, rehabilitation programs, healthcare, counseling and case management services.
- Because contemplative practice is a worldwide movement, grants are not limited to the United States.
- Grants to endowment and capital campaigns and to general operating support are very rare.
- Trust for the Meditation Process does not contribute to annual fundraising or membership appeals.

Pre-Application Information:

Inquiry Forms are accepted at any time. Applications are only accepted on March 1 of each year.
To apply:
- Send an electronic copy of your proposal via email. Email with proposal should be sent by March 1.
- Send a paper copy of your proposal and any supplementary materials via land mail. Land mail with proposal and supplementary materials should be postmarked by March 1.

Awards are announced the following June.

Applicants Should:
- Read about Grantmaking Programs.
- Review General Guidelines
- Complete the Contact Form
- Submit Application

For the Application Checklist, see: https://trustformeditation.org/application-checklist.

For How to Apply, see: https://trustformeditation.org/how-to-apply.

For Grant Guidelines, see: https://trustformeditation.org/grant-guidelines.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact Form: https://trustformeditation.org/contact

Electronic copy of proposals should be sent to: apply@trustformeditation.org.

Send the paper copy of proposals and any supplementary materials via land mail to:
Trust for the Meditation Process
2751 Hennepin Ave. S. #259
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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