Our Mission and Principles

Spirit in Action is a network of people worldwide who are serving God by empowering others. Spirit in Action was incorporated as a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable foundation in 1996. Tax ID #93-1207351.

We believe in a holistic approach to empowerment as we work to serve and support each other. To that extent, the Spirit in Action network nurtures soul, heart, mind and body in a variety of ways, including:

  • Micro-grants for small businesses
  • Community grants for grassroots organizations
  • Business and communications training
  • Encouragement and sharing
  • Research and information
  • Spiritual readings and prayer
  • Vegetable seeds

Spirit in Action is unique in that we support families and communities in ways that respond to their specific local needs. We seek to understand their vision for poverty reduction and change, always seeing them as empowered, active actors in the work.

Statement of Spiritual Intention

Spirit in Action is founded on Christian principles. SIA grants are available to anyone, regardless of ethnicity, background or faith tradition. We never fund proselytizing activities, instead we encourage everyone’s personal spiritual development.

We seek to grow deeper in relationship with God and to embody God’s loving presence in our world. As we nurture and honor the Divine within ourselves and others, our entire lives ~ spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social and economic ~ are touched by God’s transforming, healing presence.

As a spiritual, caring process, Spirit in Action encourages:

  • Daily personal spiritual disciplines
  • Weekly small group gatherings for fellowship, support and spiritual development