OUR VALUES

Why we believe that in order to foster real change we must take "smart risks," like investing in local solutions long-term relationships.

JUSTICE

We value inclusiveness and collective prosperity. We fight for the human rights of all, enhancing safety, security, and freedom for girls, women, and sexual minorities.

COMMUNITY

We value community-driven development led by local leaders who understand the local context, priorities, and realities.

COOPERATION

Our partners work towards a high level of group cohesion, cooperation, and community interaction. SIA members provide peer-support and encouragement.

FLEXIBILITY

We believe that by building long-term partnerships with grant partners, and giving flexible funding, they have more time and space to address complex problems with long-lasting solutions. We support empowerment and resilience-building, rather than short-term solutions.

INCLUSIVENESS

We value groups that are engaging a broad base of leadership, including women and marginalized communities, in decision-making processes.

PEACE

Our goal is to enhance love, harmony, and understanding at household and community level.

RECIPROCITY

We celebrate the ripple effect of giving and receiving, sharing the results, and sharing the gift.

GROWTH & LEARNING

As an organization we pledge to listen to our grant partners, always be learning, practice vulnerability, and serve with humility.

 

Statement of Spiritual Intention

Spirit in Action is founded on inter-denominational Christian principles. We intentionally welcome of people of many faiths and denominations, and create space for inter-faith and inter-denominational collaboration. SIA grants are available to anyone, regardless of ethnicity, background or faith tradition. We do not fund proselytizing activities, nor programs run directly by churches. We encourage everyone’s personal spiritual development.


Spirit in Action was incorporated as a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable foundation in 1996. Tax ID #93-1207351.

 

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