In its main grants program, Yoga Dana Foundation supports organizations that:
- Provide yoga to groups of people who would otherwise not have access to yoga
Are charitable in purpose
Are an established 501(c)(3), or are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)
Have direct impact (bring yoga, as defined above, directly to targeted community)
Have a broad purpose and impact (projects have the potential to be modeled/replicated)
Are effective (have a history of excellence and credibility in the field)
Are sustainable (have other sources of funding and are financially stable)
Are located and carry out projects in one of the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area*
In its seed grants program, Yoga Dana Foundation sets aside a percentage of funding to provide small grants to groups that:
Comply with the values of the Foundation and meet the criteria described above, with potential to meet the last two criteria.
Yoga Dana Foundation does not fund the following:
* The nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.