Since 1966, Camphill Foundation has provided more than $10 million in strategic grants and 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 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.

Over 50 Years of Impact

Click the graphic above to learn more about the impact of our grantmaking program.

2020 Grantees

Capacity Building





Funding to create a new administrative assistant position, which will reduce volunteer coworkers’ administrative workloads and allow them to focus exclusively on program support.





Funding to build community awareness by increasing outreach coordinator’s weekly hours, and to expand skills of faculty and volunteer coworkers through new training opportunities.


Camphill Communities



Funding to expand a maple syrup social enterprise, through which adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop new skills and participate in paid work opportunities.





Funding for a software implementation to streamline scheduling and paperwork, bolster efficiency and compliance, and enable coworkers to focus on community support.


Camphill Foundation



Funding for a planned giving campaign that will help sustain the Camphill movement in Canada by inspiring donors to support Camphill beyond their lifetimes.





Funding to support the launch of an endowment campaign that enables the community to build a strong and sustainable financial future.

Capital Needs Grants


Camphill Village

Kimberton Hills


Funding for the construction of a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) building, helping the community expand its successful Sankanac CSA enterprise.





A two-year renewable grant to install a state-of-the-art fire safety system that provides the community’s vulnerable elder population with the highest level of fire security and protection.


Camphill Communities



A three-year renewable grant to install solar panels on properties, equipping the community to manage ongoing energy crises while improving future sustainability.





Funding for the construction of a 480-foot accessible loop path connecting households, workshop areas, and community centers.


Triform Camphill



Funding toward the purchase of a multi-passenger, energy-efficient vehicle for safe travel between Triform’s main campus and its Stewardship Community.



East-West Exchange

Fund (Asia)


Funding for renovations and repairs at Camphill Sadhana in India, and coworker training, educational resources, and other vital needs at communities in Asia.


Camphill Agualinda



Funding for core programmatic support at this emerging Camphill community.


Respirar Comunidad



Funding for program expansion, including acquisition of music rehearsal and workshop space, and staff training.


Camphill Nodibinājums

Rožkalni (Latvia)


Funding for the repair and refurbishment of facilities where volunteer coworkers and villagers live and work.

Regional Capacity Building


Camphill Association of North America


Fourth installment of a five-year award to improve regional operations, strengthen volunteer coworker and community development, and support research and policy initiatives.





Third installment of a four-year award to support a Research Fellow, as well as Camphill Academy operations, training, and curricula and leadership development.

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. 

Complete our Grant Application Form.

Please visit our new Grant Application Form by clicking the box below.

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 two years
  • Current FY Operating Budget
  • Development/fundraising budget over the last three 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, 2020: Prior year’s grant progress report must be submitted in order to submit grant requests.


November 4, 2020: Requests received by this date will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee.


November – December, 2020: Requested clarifications and updates must be submitted.


January 2021: Grant Review Committee reviews requests and makes suggestions to Board.  Round one grants are approved. January 2021: Grant applicants are informed of decisions.


February – April, 2021: Camphill Foundation consults with communities regarding round two grant proposals. Updates and revisions are accepted through mid-April.

End of April

Round two are grants announced.