Mindful

The Foundation for a Mindful Society

Working on your behalf to create a mindful society, fostering resilience,
connection, and well-being for all.

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Help us create a more compassionate, caring society that fosters resilience and well-being. Support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation today!

The Foundation's Story

The Mindful Foundation has a pretty simple mission: we support the work of mindfulness champions to increase health, well-being, kindness, and compassion in society.

We mainly do this through supporting our flagship publications: Mindful magazine and Mindful.org, as well as our digital media channels and special publications. Through these channels, we present credible, trustworthy, accessible content about the benefits of mindfulness to millions of people around the world. Subscribing and donating to the Mindful Foundation allows this work to flourish.

We are not just a media company

In addition to our media focus, the Mindful Foundation takes on advocacy and field-building projects that can significantly advance mindfulness in society. We choose high leverage areas and take a leading role as project activators through conferences, consulting, social innovation initiatives, business collaborations, and more.

The Mindful Foundation serves the field as an objective voice and nonprofit champion for the public good.

The Mindful Foundation serves the field as an objective voice and nonprofit champion for the public good. We advocate for the best of the mindfulness movement, and we do it all to bring the benefits of mindfulness to you, your relationships, and our society.

There is so much more we can do

Every week, exciting projects come our way that could make a transformative difference in bringing mindfulness into our society. Too often, we’re unable to engage for lack of staff or financial resources, so we seek significant philanthropic partnerships to enable us to take these bigger steps.

A few examples of these kinds of projects include (download our full animated deck for more detail):

  • The Annual Mindfulness in America Survey, providing decision makers with quality data to inform policy and programs.
  • The Mindful Cities Project, providing a template for bringing mindfulness practices into all aspects of civic life to help cities flourish.
  • Resilience Practice publications in English and Spanish for hurricane and disaster victims.

And we can’t do this without your help

If you are in favor of more mindfulness in society, then the Mindful Foundation is your partner and agent. We are a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), and all donations are tax-deductible. Your support enables key mindfulness initiatives that will bring greater health, well-being, compassion, and resilience into the world. And we thank you.

Inside Mindful

Behind the Scenes of the Mindful Foundation with James Gimian, Executive Director of the Foundation for a Mindful Society.

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Mindfulness Feeds the Roots

I heard a very helpful analogy recently when attending a meeting of civic leaders in Louisville, Kentucky, who are bringing mindfulness and compassion into their schools. Using the image of caring for trees, the speaker argued that the education field tends to focus too much on the tree’s fruit (outcomes like test scores) while ignoring the roots. If you ignore the roots for too long, he continued, you don’t get any fruit at all. The takeaway: mindfulness and compassion feed the roots.

Donate Now—Fund Mindful 2017

Help us create a more compassionate, caring society that fosters resilience and well-being. Support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation today!

More about the Mindful Foundation

Our Vision

A mindful society fostering resilience, connection and well-being for all.

Our Mission

Supporting mindfulness champions to increase health, well-being, kindness, and compassion in society.

How We Got Here

In addition to the hard work of a dedicated staff, the Foundation for a Mindful Society has received support from some visionary people.

The Hemera Foundation was our founding foundation; without them the Mindful Foundation would not be where we are today. They provided strategic guidance, expertise, and financial support that enabled Mindful magazine and Mindful.org to weather the challenging stages of starting up a media and community building enterprise.

The 1440 Foundation has also supported us from the beginning. As a leading co-creator and supporter of mindfulness-based initiatives across North America, 1440 continues to provide counsel on business and strategy, as well as funding. Their 1440 Multiversity, a purpose built learning community for the mindfulness community, has just launched.

And while speaking of invaluable financial support, we also want to thank our two totally anonymous benefactors whose annual donations have made a huge difference to Mindful’s annual operations. Our anonymous tip of the hat to them both.

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