The Bodhi Foundation aims to support social change organizations highly aligned with its values and worldview. The foundation provides support through collaborative grant-making, hands-on technical assistance, and professional development.
What Guides Bodhi's Giving
The foundation determines whether to work with an organization by focusing on four key considerations:
Level of alignment of the project or organization with the foundation’s values and worldview.
How impactful the organization’s approach is for the issue area, the change they are intending to bring about, and the outcomes they are producing or expecting.
MINDFULLNESS & STRATEGy
To what degree organizations incorporate an intentional and mindful strategy and are open, ‘self aware’, and reflective.
The degree of innovation, forward thinking, and ability to adapt and grow in furtherance of its mission.
What we support and what we don't
Generally speaking, Bodhi is especially interested in supporting:
Alternative Healthcare & Holistic Medicine
Empathy Education & Conflict Resolution
Social Enterprise & Job Training
Mindfulness Based Programming & Counseling
Social Entrepreneurship & innovative practices in Social Service and Education
On the other hand, Bodhi generally does not support:
Traditional Capital Campaigns
Arts based organizations & Sports teams
Research & Higher Education
Hospitals & Basic Health Services
Provision of Basic Goods and Services
Disease Research and Care
Emergency Services & Disaster Relief
The Bodhi Foundation looks to make an impact by:
positively influencing Individuals
Changing Societal Systems
Note on geographic focus:
The Foundation considers itself part of the broader community on both the local (Greater Dayton, OH Area) and global level, and its giving reflects both of these conceptions of community.
Generally speaking the foundation gives preference to organizations operating in Southwest Ohio, but gives grants to high impact and high alignment organizations operating outside this area.