Grant Making

Since 1966, Camphill Foundation has provided over $4 million in strategic grants and $3 million in low interest loans to Camphill communities, while stewarding an endowment that has grown to almost $10 million.


The Foundation is currently funding projects that align with the following Strategic Granting Priorities:

Capital Needs Grants & Loans

Providing the “bricks and mortar” needed for growth and well-being of our communities and the quality of the caregiving.

Coworker Development Grants

Building and protecting the distinctive qualities of Camphill’s lifesharing communities and life changing care with grants that strengthen coworker recruitment and retention.

Capacity Building Grants

Increasing the effectiveness of Camphill Communities and the Camphill movement in North America by supporting strategic planning, leadership training, succession planning, and regional communication and activities.

To learn more about each of these goals and how your generous gift can be earmarked for any one of them, please contact us.

The Grantees

Capacity Building


Camphill Special School


Supporting the creation of a capital infrastructure master plan for the school’s next half-century.


Camphill Academy


First year of a 3-year Research Fellowship for a qualified doctoral student to support research on the Camphill movement and the research activities of Camphill Academy.


Camphill of Russia


Funding to open the first-ever development office dedicated to supporting our Russian Camphill communities.

Capital Needs Grants


Camphill Village Svetlana


Support for a successful and expanding farming program through the purchase of necessary farming equipment.


Camphill Communities California


Funding to support the safety and independence of aging residents through the installation of pathway lighting throughout the community.


Glenora Farms


Funds to support increased growth of the farming aspect of the community, with the purchase a compost spreader.


Camphill Hudson


Support for kitchen renovation that will increase safety, efficiency and the number of participants in Camphill Hudson’s growing catering program and community outreach activities.


Heartbeet Lifesharing


Support for legal and accreditation costs associated with preserving Medicaid Waiver funding needed to safeguard the future of the community.


Chistye Kluchi


Funding to support the installation of wheelchair accessible paths throughout the community.

Coworker Development Grants


Camphill Village Minnesota


Support for the creation of a new program for recruitment of short and long-term coworkers.


Camphill Soltane


Support for specialized coworker training provided by the Council on Quality Leadership (CQL), a leader in training, accreditation, consultation and certification services to organizations working in the field of human service.

Applying for a Grant

Camphill Foundation only accepts grant requests from existing Camphill communities and affiliates. If you are interested in aligning your organization more closely with Camphill, please contact us. 

Download our Grant Application Form.

After downloading, please re-save your blank application on your computer and be certain to fill in your saved version.  You will not be able to save changes if you work from the form that opens in your browser window.

Grant Progress Report Form.

Please complete and submit this form for any prior year’s grants before applying for a new grant.  After downloading, please re-save your blank application on your computer and be certain to fill in your saved version.  You will not be able to save changes if you work from the form that opens in your browser window.

In addition to your application form, please supply the following attachments as appropriate for your grant request/organization:


  • Additional narrative or further explanatory documents including photos if available
  • Timetable of project including anticipated starting and completion dates
  • Project budget
  • Audited financial statements for the last 2 years
  • Current FY Operating Budget
  • Development/fundraising budget over the last 3 years
  • Most recent Annual Report
  • List of Board of Directors and their affiliations
  • Any outstanding updates from previously awarded grants

Grant Application Timeline


September 30, 2017: Prior year’s grant progress report must be submitted in order to submit grant requests in 2017


October 31, 2017: Requests received by this date will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee in November


November 15 – December 31, 2017: Requested for clarifications and updates must be submitted


January 17, 2017: Grant Review Committee reviews requests and makes suggestions to Board.  Round one grants are approved. January 20 – 30, 2017: Grant applicants are informed of decision


February 1 – April 15, 2017: Camphill Foundation consults with communities regarding round two grant proposals; updates and revisions accepted through mid-April

Last week in April

Round two grants announced