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The Fetzer Institute partners with funders interested in establishing love as an operating system in our key program areas: faith, spirituality, democracy, education, and organizational culture.” To “The Fetzer Institute partners with funders interested in catalyzing a movement for love, faith, and spirituality in our world.”

We welcome fellow venturers—individual philanthropists, foundations, and other high-net worth organizations—to join us in supporting human flourishing, spiritual innovation, and mutual relationship. If you are interested in exploring funding partnership possibilities, please contact us at

Are You a Local Nonprofit?
We seek to connect with foundations and nonprofits in our backyard of Southwest Michigan about ways to strengthen our community and make it a more loving place for all. If you’d like to connect with us on place-based strategies related to our key program areas of faith, spirituality, democracy, education, and organizational culture, please contact us at

Local nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status may apply for in-kind use of Seasons, our retreat center. Available during business hours (sorry, no overnights), Seasons supports people coming together in dialogue, inquiry, reflection, and contemplation. If this approach is supportive of your group's purpose, whether for a staff or board retreat, strategic planning session, or other convening for up to 30 people, please contact for more information or to request in-kind use. (Please note: Seasons is closed due to COVID-19.)

Seeking Funding?
Currently, we do not review unsolicited requests for funding. Instead, our team conducts its own due diligence to source potential partners and projects that align with our programmatic priorities. If you are an individual or a nonprofit looking for funding for your good work, please visit Candid (formerly the Foundation Center) for advice and resources. In the meantime, please sign up for our mailing list so you can be informed of upcoming Fetzer activities or any changes to our funding policy. We wish you the best with your endeavors.

Looking for Ways to Deepen Your Faith or Spiritual Journey?

  • Visit our resource hub for Fetzer-sponsored practices, research, conversation guides, and other ways to access love as a pathway in everyday life.
  • Visit our longstanding partner organization, Spirituality & Practice, which houses over 40,000 digital pages of inter-spiritual content, e-courses, reviews, practices, and other resources for spiritual journeys.

May light and love surround you on your journey!