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Offer: Promote Love and Forgiveness $25,000 Grant for NGOs


Caring and compassion -- LOVE -- is the foundation of all non-profit work.

It is our instinct, as humans, to love others and it is this love that leads us to take action -- to do something to make the world a better place for individuals, society and the world at large.

Love and Forgiveness often aren’t stated goals for public service organizations which tend to focus on the more concrete and measurable aspects of their work. But the more clearly we are able to establish and examine the connection between inspiration and action -- between love and labor -- the more effectively we can support, expand and leverage some of most powerful resources in public service -- the transformative powers of love and forgiveness.

That’s why the Fetzer Institute is offering two $25,000 awards -- one for a US-based nonprofit organization, and one for an NGO outside the United States. The Fetzer Institute wants to recognize, celebrate, and honor the good work done by a vast array of public service organizations while deepening its understanding of the connection between the Fetzer mission and the broader NGO/nonprofit world.

Entries will be featured in the Global Gallery of Love and Forgiveness -- a showcase of inspiring videos from around the world. And public voting for the MOST LOVED project will determine the winner of a $5000 award given by the Fetzer Institute.

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2013, with public voting open from February 1 until February 14, 2013 (that’s right -- Valentine’s Day). A panel of judges from the Fetzer Institute’s NGO Advisory Council and administration will select the winners of the $25,000 awards to be announced in March of 2013.

Nonprofit organizations/NGOs working for a minimum of 3 years at local, national, or international levels, as well as public/private partnerships performing public service functions on a not-for-profit basis, are eligible for submission to the award. Fetzer is particularly looking for applications from developing countries and countries in conflict and/or transition.

Click here to learn more about eligibility. For more information, contact


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