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 Academy


Final installment of a three-year start-up grant supporting accredited on-site training in social therapy and Camphill care at our communities.


Camphill Association of North America

Strategic assistance to the Coworker Development Office to support effective and wide-reaching recruitment of short and long-term co workers.


Camphill Special School


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

Capital Needs Grants


Heartbeet Lifesharing


Funding a new community center that will serve as an artistic, social and cultural hub for Heartbeet and the surrounding community.


Camphill Communities California


Support for renovation of a newly acquired eldercare residence.


Ita Wegman Association


Support for construction of a vegetable storage and processing shed providing new work opportunities for Glenora Farm residents.

Coworker Development Grants


Camphill Ghent


Funding a 12-month program to train home health aides in our eldercare community about the essentials of Camphill quality care.


Plowshare Farm


Support for participation in the Camphill Academy co worker training program.


Camphill Association of North America

Support for the annual Heartbeet Youth Conference, sharing essentials of Camphill with the next generation of committed coworkers.

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.

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


Camphill Foundation accepts full proposals


Grant Review Committee meets for first review process


Requested clarifications and updates must be submitted


Round one grants announced


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