Funding & Priorities
How We’re Funded
At Living Yoga, we strive for transparency and honesty in all of our communications with donors, institutions, staff, volunteers, and students, including information about how our organization is funded and how those funds are used.
Approximately ⅓ of our funding comes from grants and foundation support. Our gratitude to the generous foundations supporting Living Yoga:
Autzen Foundation, Bill Healy Foundation, Butler Family Fund, CareOregon, Collins Foundation, ESCO Foundation, Girls Inc. Communicare, Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Howard Wallis Irwin & Dorise Carlyon Irwin Foundation, Juan Young Trust, Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, Mary McKinney Flay Ezell Fund, Meyer Memorial Trust, Multnomah Athletic Foundation, Nike Community Impact Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Quest Foundation, So Hum Foundation, and the Trail Blazers Foundation.
Individual contributions comprise nearly ⅕ of our funding, significantly impacting our programs and services. Special thanks to the 1,200+ individual donors who make our work possible, including our Roots Monthly Donors.
How Our Funds Are Used
Strategic Priorities and Goals
As a trauma-informed leader specializing in yoga treatment and mindfulness practices, we have set the following priorities and goals.
Living Yoga’s 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities:
Increase and diversify sustainable sources of mission-aligned funding.
Strengthen and diversify meaningful community relationships.
Further expand use of evaluation tools and outcomes data.
Additional funding will allow us to complete these 2019 Programmatic Goals:
Advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout the organization and offer more continuing education opportunities for our community, covering trauma, oppression and privilege, gender equity, and Spanish language teaching skills.
Increase alumni support with scholarships for Living Yoga's volunteer teacher training and continuing education, as well as resources for our alumni to continue their yoga practice after completing their initial program.