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

Mindfulness Grants

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Trust for the Meditation Process

Deadline Date:

03/01/22 Postmarked

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects that expand or introduce the practice of mindful meditation in underserved populations. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible projects are short-term and result in clear identifiable outcomes.

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, BIPOC and LGBTQ communities, people in the criminal justice system, people with low incomes, and people facing addictions, illness, trauma or loss.

The type of projects the Trust for the Meditation Process funds includes:

  • 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187242

Number of Grants:

Trust for the Meditation Process makes 20 to 40 grants annually. Mindfulness Program grants are highly competitive and the Trust generally receives more applications than they can award.

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 may apply.

Because contemplative practice is a worldwide movement, grants are not limited to the United States.

Grants to endowment, capital campaigns, and general operating support are very rare. The Trust does not contribute to annual fundraising or membership appeals.

Pre-Application Information:

Complete the Contact Form to tell Trust about your project, ask questions, and have the staff help you assess if your project meets all essential criteria.

Send an electronic copy of your proposal via email by March 1, 2022.

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 July.

Inquiry Forms are accepted at any time.

Grant Guidelines: https://trustformeditation.org/grant-guidelines
How to Apply: https://trustformeditation.org/how-to-apply
Application Checklist: https://trustformeditation.org/application-checklist

Contact Information:

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

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

Send an electronic copy of your proposal to: apply@trustformeditation.org

Send the paper copy of your proposal and any supplementary materials via land mail to:

Trust for the Meditation Process
2801 Hennepin Ave. S. #259
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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