We fund organizations and institutions that recognize and stand for our principle, mind
A world that works
with no one
and nothing left out
We seek organizations operating from principals of sufficiency in the following ways:
- At work on the root cause of a problem.
- Inclusive, sales transparent and effective.
- Working for the whole.
The Sufficiency Foundation defines working on the root cause as:
- Identifying and articulating an arena of concern.
- Identifying the primary obstacle(s) to transformation in this arena.
- Standing in the new paradigm.
- Acting from profound awareness of the existing state of the world and ongoing engagement in discovering what is missing, the presence of which would make a difference.
- Empowering all levels of people, places and organizations.
- Operating at “the heart of the matter” and “on the front line.”
The Sufficiency Foundation defines an effective organization as:
- Achieving stunning results.
- Keenly and rigorously measuring its impact.
- Open to working with other organizations for the greater good.
- Having empowering communication systems for all staff, volunteers, board members and consultants.
- Attracting and leveraging a large group of active and powerful volunteers who serve as a monument to the work being done, including fundraising.
The Sufficiency Foundation defines inclusiveness as:
- Being at work to transform the fundamental context of its area of concern.
- Operating in “no position” or fixed view, thereby open to non-competitive partnership.
- Working for a world that works for everyone with no one and nothing left out.
The Sufficiency Foundation defines transparency as:
- A clear purpose.
- All administration, work and documents communicated from sufficiency.
- Sound corporate governance and practices.
- Open records and operations.
- Contributions of all constituents are honored; all have ownership in results produced.
- Operating in a context of humility and service.
How to Apply
Organizations seeking funding may contact:
The Sufficiency Foundation
2443 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038
The Foundation will also supply help for any serious organization needing guidance in completing the application process.
Organizations We Now Fund
The Hunger Project – www.THP.org – $25,000 in 2006.
New York City Youth at Risk – www.nyyouthatrisk.org – $10,000 in 2006.
The Pachamama Alliance – www.pachamama.org – $25,000 in 2006.
As the Foundation grows we will have larger and larger amounts of money to fund the important work needed to create a planet that works for everyone.
Imagine the numbers increasing by a factor of ten each year:
|When||Actions of Foundation Members||Size Sufficiency Community|
|2006||Ten people declare their sufficiency||10|
|2007||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||110|
|2008||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||1,100|
|2009||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||11,000|
|2010||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||110,000|
|2011||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||1,100,000|
|2012||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||11,000,000|
|2013||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||110,000,000|
|2014||They source the sufficiency of 10 others||1,100,000,000|
|2015||They only have to source sufficiency for 5 or 6 each||All Humanity|
The average annual pledge of the first twenty people who already participate is $5,000. If this and every new group pledges $5,000 and keeps increasing their pledges as they get more power in sufficiency with money, together we can solve some major problems in a few years.
Imagine billions of dollars going where the need is greatest…