Kalliopeia Foundation was established in 1997 and is a private grantmaking foundation, located in San Rafael, California.
Kalliopeia Foundation contributes to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life's rich diversity. Through our grantmaking we seek to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.
Mission: Kalliopeia was founded to support a cultural shift, one we are now beginning to experience, to ways of living that celebrate life's extraordinary diversity, yet are rooted in the recognition of life's sacred unity. We call the experience of the sacred interconnectedness of life "oneness." By attuning to that place of oneness within ourselves, others and the natural world, we can begin to evolve sustainable local and global systems of living based on care, equality, responsibility and respect for all life. We seek to join with others in this work to honor our earth, its plants, creatures and peoples.
Our Name: In mythology, Kalliopeia (Calliope) is first of the nine Greek muses. As daughters of Zeus, king of the gods, and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory, the muses are symbols of the intuitions and faculties centered in the higher self which call on us "to remember."