We welcome your collaboration as we rise to meet the greatest human need of the 21st century- the need to learn from our living earth, it's community of life, and allow it to guide our participation in the vast intelligence of the biosphere....
Why do Sacred Mountain Sanctuary's programs need an annual campaign?
Because IT TAKES A VILLAGE to support a healthy, diverse learning community at SMS, and to maintain an affordable, sliding-scale fee schedule that is attuned to the diverse economic needs of both current and potential Starseed, TLV, and Aeon families. When a family is called to enroll their child in one of our programs, we do all we can to offer access to our programs, regardless of economic circumstances.
Our sliding scale fees cover only a portion of our operating costs. Rather than increasing our fees to cover our annual budgetary needs, we choose instead to engage the Spirit of Giving within our learning community, and work to develop and refine the supportive cottage industries that operate at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary.
How do I determine my level of support for TLV, or ask others for their support?
The answer to this query lives inside you, and rather than prescribing specific pathways, we ask all TLV families to deeply contemplate and recognize the many ways that our program nourishes and supports their child and family. We offer the following heart-centered questions to assist you as you engage your own inner process of recognition. Allow your answers to these questions to guide your conversations with others as you invite their participation:
Where does TLV receive other economic support?
TLV practices an emergent form of reciprocal economics, whereby program fees are one of several other resource streams that nourish TLV programs. Our goal is to achieve a three-fold economic support system, within which TLV programming fees, income from on-site cottage industries, and gifts/donations are equitably balanced to create a healthy, flowing ‘economy-as-ecology’. In keeping with the impulse of three-folding, we are striving to expand our community of support, gift campaign relationships, and to develop the supportive industries that operate at SMS and TLV- including cabin rentals, land leases to partner programs, biodynamic, herbal, and value-added farm products, and handicrafts. Diversified income streams help non-profits to create longevity and strength.