The Biosophical Institute, a private, independent nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting the ideas of Biosophy, makes funds available for individuals and organizations interested in projects and scholarly study centered around the mission and statement of purpose of the Institute. Since 1984, The Biosophical Institute, governed by eight Board of Trustees, has invested in programs and projects that unify individuals to create a peace-minded society. The Board of Trustees continues to direct resources to support individuals and organizations whose actions include character and peace education and spiritual development. Below are funded projects that are aligned with at least one of the following themes:

  • THEME: Peace and/or character education
  • THEME: Policy that incorporates peace as a national priority, e.g. to establish a Department of Peace or Secretary of Peace, or to establish educational institutions devoted to peace studies
  • THEME: The philosophy of Spinoza, or other philosophers who are concerned with ethics
  • THEME: Studies of ethics, ethical behavior, or the application of ethics
  • THEME: Theories of cooperation, e.g. friendship, pro-social behavior
2013

National Peace Academy

Royal Oak, MI

$50,000

Network for Peace through Dialogue, Inc.

New York, NY

$1,000

2012

National Peace Academy

Royal Oak, MI

$90,000

International Forgiveness Institute Madison, WI

$10,000

Earlham College / Nigel Young Richmond, IN

$10,000

2011
International Forgiveness Institute Madison, WI

$10,000

Seton House Youth Shelters, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA

$2,000

Northwestern UniversityRoberta Buffet Center for International Comparative Studies Evanston, IL

$10,000

Meadowsweet Farm Environmental Education Center Atwater, OH

$4,949

Rasur Foundation Arlington, TX

$2,030

National Peace Academy Shelburne, VT

$70,000

2010
Cleveland Public Theater Cleveland, OH

$5,000

Meadowsweet Farm Environmental Education Center Atwater, Ohio

$5,000

International Forgiveness Institute Madison, WI

$10,000

Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Dorchester, MA

$10,000

National Peace Academy Shelburne, VT

$5,000

Bryan Wright Toronto, Ontario. Canada

$2,400

Betty ReardonNew York, NY

$3,000

Case Western Reserve UniversityInamori International Center Cleveland, OH

$5,000

2009
Omega Point Institute Royal Oak, MI

$20,000

International Institute on Peace EducationNew York, NY

$6,000

Patty Roeding Burlington, VT

$2,000

International Forgiveness Institute Madison, WI

$10,000

Case Western Reserve UniversityInamori Ethics PrizeCleveland, OH

$5,000

National Peace AcademyRoyal Oak, MI

$31,000

2008
The University of Toledo Dept of Foundations of Education Toledo, OH

$13,903

Oxford University PressReference DivisionNew York, NY

$16,370

International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.Madison, WI

$10,000

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows New York, NY

$1,500

Pax Educare Hartford, CT

$6,000

Center for Cooperative Principals Burlington, VT

$3,000

Peace Partnership InternationalRoyal Oak, MI

$28,500

University of Michigan – FlintFlint, MI

$4,280

2007
The Peace Alliance Foundation Rochester Hills, MI

$10,585

International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.Madison, WI

$20,000

The Peace Alliance Foundation(Japan Summit)Clinton Township, MI

$23,000

International Institute of Peace EducationColumbia University New York, NY

$25,000

University of ToledoDept of Foundations of Education Toledo, OH

$13,904

Oxford University PressReference Division New York, NY

$20,000

2006
Peace Education Center at Teachers CollegeColumbia University New York, NY

$33,716

University of California, IrvineOffice of Research Administration Irvine, CA

$20,000

The Peace Alliance FoundationCenterline, MI

$32,800

Institute for Human Services Boston, MA

$26,664

Carter Center (Ambassador Circle) Atlanta, GA

$10,000