We start by giving an initial $10,000-$25,000 donation as well as the necessary operational support and guidance.
The donation connects to a clear goal and metric that the individual or group is hoping to achieve with $10,000-$25,000. Goals vary on a project-by-project basis and are agreed upon prior to donating. Goals can include situations in which a particular individual or group is interested in using the funds in order to move their initiative in the direction of raising further funds from other individuals and/or foundations.
The Foundation’s goal here, is to be the “first donation in”, to help get the individual or group effort off the ground and operating when possible in a self-sufficient manner.
How can we as individuals influence the collective consciousness of our nations and move in the direction of peace? We do this by uprooting the roots of violence and war within ourselves. To prevent war, we cultivate nonviolence. We practice mindfulness in our daily life so that we can recognize and transform the poisons within us and our nation. When we practice nonviolence in our daily life, we see the positive effects on our families, society and government.
THICH NHAT HANH