Celebrate the season by supporting those doing good work in the world. Here are 10 nonprofits we think are worthy of your attention and donations. Give the gift of mindfulness this year.
1) Ivy Child International
A multicultural, multilingual and international nonprofit devoted to cultivating resilience and leadership in children, youth, families and communities through universal mindfulness education, prioritizing often overlooked populations.
2) Mindful Life Project
Working diligently to support the mental and emotional wellness of students, teachers, staff, leaders, and families through mindfulness programming. Creating a foundation of well-being at the individual level that leads to a connected school culture.
3) Inward Bound
Providing in-depth, highly relational mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them. Supporting future generations of heart-centered, diverse leaders who are prepared to respond to the challenges of their time.
4) Holistic Life Foundation
Serving yoga and mindfulness education to underserved residents in the Baltimore community and beyond. Helping children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care, Committed to improving community well-being through evidence-based programs.
5) Calmer Choice
Serving school and communities in Cape Cod, grounded in current academic and scientific research on the benefits of social emotional learning, coupled with mindful awareness training for cognitive, emotional, physical, and social well-being and health.
6) Inner Explorer
An audio-guided mindfulness program for education formatted on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) protocol. Providing daily mindfulness practice for kids that builds the skills of attention, self awareness, emotional regulation.
7) Foundation for a Mindful Society
A non-profit mindful think tank working to bring about a more mindful world, fostering individual wellness, healthy relationships, and a more caring society. Supporting sector and community education, public policy advocacy, and social innovation initiatives.
8) Urban Yoga Foundation
Educating and empowering communities to be proactive about issues affecting their health. Integrating equity and diversity into mindfulness and yoga programs, encouraging individuals in communities to manage stress, and develop justice and health consciousness.
9) The Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation
An evidence-based mindfulness program for expectant parents, helping parents navigate the transformational processes of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the intense, joyful, and sometimes stressful experiences of being a parent.
10) The Metta Institute
Advocates for reclaiming the soul in caregiving and restoring a life affirming and transformative relationship to dying. Establishing a national network of educators, advocates and guides for those facing life-threatening illness and the individuals and systems that serve them.