Mission Statement

The Spirit of Life Charitable Foundation seeks to promote greater understanding among all peoples by providing support for college age students to take part in educational activities in countries, or regions thereof, that are new to them, where the common elements of life are understood differently, so that these students may gain larger and more tolerant perspectives of the world.

Overall Concept

This Foundation provides grants on an annual basis to selected United States institutions to fund scholarships for college age (18 – 24) students to undertake specific international or domestic education programs, for which scholarships are generally not available. In general, the Foundation shall award one grant per qualified institution each year which in turn is expected to use a competitive selection process and make one award per year to one of its students.

Music from "imbabura nahuy", a street band in Ecuador