ABOUT US

The Peaceful World Foundation was founded by the late Sami Sunchild and established in 2006. Sami’s mission was to foster a culture of global peace through the promotion of hosted conversations, the arts, and mindful education.

Today the Peaceful World Foundation strives to carry on her vision of mindful conversations while financially supporting organizations in their peace building efforts.

The Foundation distributes approximately $250,000 a year to organizations with a 501 (c) (3) status in the San Francisco Bay Area. The average grant size ranges from $5,000 to $20,000. The Foundation, however does not provide ongoing support.

Our charitable goal is to promote peace by supporting nonprofit organizations in their peace building efforts in the field of the arts and mindful education.

 
 
  • BAY AREA PROGRAMS

    The Foundation is primarily interested in Bay Area programs within the following nine counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Solano and Napa. The Board wishes to remain flexible but does not encourage proposals outside these program areas. Preference will be given to organizations founded and based in the Bay Area (as opposed to national organizations).



  • ARTS

    The Foundation is interested in art programs that build on global peace and social consciousness through visual and media art, music, and the performing arts. We are particularly invested in supporting art programs that contribute to:

    • World Peace
    • Diversity
    • Integration
    • Inner Peace


  • MINDFUL EDUCATION

    The Foundation seeks to fund mindful educational and well-being programs that promote any of the following:

    • Alternative methods to manage stress and increase inner awareness
    • Cultivating attention, compassion, and well being
    • Encouraging ecologically sustainable practices
    • Participatory approaches to mindful leadership and community building
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    "LET PEACE BEGIN WITH ME AND SPREAD OUT FROM THIS PLACE"
    - SAMI SUNCHILD

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