The Spiritual Ecology Fellowship is an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, developed to support its mission to create a future where universal spiritual values form the foundation of how we care for our common home.

The Fellowship seeks emerging young leaders and innovators who recognize the need to create a future that is not driven by materialism and greed, but rooted in the spiritual values of reverence for nature, interconnectedness, stewardship, compassion and service. The Fellowship is designed to offer an experience of deep study and practical application of the principles of spiritual ecology. The central component of the fellowship is the development and implementation of pilot projects that have the potential to be catalysts for change.

We look for participants from diverse fields and backgrounds who are interested in developing creative solutions based on spiritual values to environmental and social issues.  The Fellowship is open to people of all faith backgrounds as well as people without any direct religious or spiritual affiliation.

The Fellowship follows a 9-month program and consists of 8 selected participants, all of whom will receive full scholarships for program tuition and a $10,000 stipend to assist with project development.  All travel, food and lodging for retreats will be provided at no cost.

Participants are mentored through the process of developing and implementing projects that put the principles of spiritual ecology into action.  Projects may be for any nonprofit or social and environmental benefit, and must be for a charitable, scientific, religious, literary, or educational purpose. Successful and viable projects are eligible for incubation and potential seed funding consideration via the Kalliopeia Foundation incubator program upon completion of the Fellowship.


  • Length: 3 months
  • Apply: March

Spud’s Thoughts:

I’m really passionate about the need for incorporating a spiritual perspective to the field of social innovation. I’ve found that most of our modern-day churches or sanctuaries aren’t fully prepared to support young energy that is passionate about ushering in renewal and restoration in the world around us. This fellowship seems like an incredible opportunity – I may actually apply myself 🙂