Our Nonprofit Partners

 

Our Nonprofit Partner Program is an outreach program of the Center. Each year since 2004 twelve nonprofit partners have been selected from nominations submitted by individuals in our spiritual community. Nonprofits may not nominate themselves. Nominations are received in the fall of each year.

A committee meets to review the nominations to make sure they have a nonprofit tax ID number and to ensure that the mission of the nonprofit is harmonious with the values and teachings of the Center. From the nominations, twelve are selected.

Each month, the Center sends a check to each of our 12 nonprofit partners. One-quarter of our annual 10% tithe money is set aside for our Nonprofit Partner Program.

The benefits of the program include connecting the individual givers of our community with programs in the world that resonate with our Center’s teaching, as well as continuing education for our community about ongoing good work being done in the world and the opportunities to volunteer for these organizations. Rather than duplicate the work already conducted by these organizations, we align ourselves with them and support their efforts in the world.

The Nonprofit Program selection process is not compelled by need, but by resonance with the teaching of our Center. In other words, we do not select organizations because they are underfunded, but because they are doing work in the world that leads to individual empowerment, expressions of compassion, sharing of resources where needed, the support of art and aesthetics, as well as other ideals expressed in the Global Vision of Centers for Spiritual Living.

Our nonprofit partners become a second family to us. We are connected spiritually with others who are doing good work in the world. We are truly living our principle of circulation and know this when our partners testify to the work they do as a result of our contributions. We are deeply grateful to our wonderful community for supporting our Center and these wonderful organizations.

2021 Nonprofit Partners

CORAZON HEALDSBURG, providing programs to improve the health and wellbeing of youth and their families in Healdsburg. Breaking cycles of poverty and improving the quality of life. www.corazonhealdsburg.org

DOGWOOD ANIMAL RESCUE PROJECT, supporting animals and the people who love them through rescue, rehoming, spay/neuter, and education. www.dogwoodanimalrescue.org

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, providing healing nutrition and compassion to more than 1,000 people affected by serious illnesses in Sonoma County. www.fftfoodbank.org

LA LUZ CENTER, providing residents of the Sonoma Valley with family services, economic advancement, and community engagement. www.laluzcenter.org

THE LIME FOUNDATION, helping the disadvantaged community learn skills to harness their individual potential in music, performing arts, construction careers, technology, and health. www.thelimefoundation.org

SACRED ACTIVISM MINISTRY at the East Bay Church of Religious Science (a Center for Spiritual Living), providing programs and services to empower and uplift residents of Oakland and neighboring communities. www.ebcrs.org

SONOMA APPLIED VILLAGE SERVICES (SAVS), advocating for the unsheltered in Sonoma County:  outreach, meal preparation and delivery, assistance for acquiring permanent housing. www.sonomavillages.org

SONOMA COUNTY INDIAN HEALTH PROJECT, a comprehensive healthcare system that serves the needs and traditional values of our American Indian Community where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. www.scihp.org

SONOMA VALLEY MENTORING ALLIANCE, pairing schoolchildren in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District with caring adult mentors who provide social and emotional support. www.sonomamentoring.org

STEWARDS OF THE COAST AND REDWOODS, promoting, restoring, and protecting Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Austin Creek State Recreation Area, and Sonoma Coast State Park. www.stewardscr.org

TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY, providing year-round education programs sharing the joy of theatre with youth in the Bay Area and around the world. www.transcendencetheatre.org

ZARIKI NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL, a small primary school in Tanzania providing a free education to local children for a better life and future. www.zariki.org