The Northwest Dharma Association was surprised and delighted to receive notice recently of the award of a $2,000 grant from a Donor Advised Fund administered by the Tides Foundation.
Completely unanticipated, this recognition warms the hearts of those who have worked hard to build NWDA.
Founded in 1976 to support organizations working for positive social change, the Tides Foundation administers funds and awards grants in a variety of areas, including peace advocacy, human rights, environmental education, sustainability, and spirituality.
The announcement of the unrestricted grant did not single out a specific activity among NWDA's programs for recognition. In recent years, the Association has sponsored events and featured articles in the NW Dharma News concerning Buddhism and the environment, prison practice, family life and the arts, among others.
The grant undoubtedly rewards the broader work of the Association in encouraging communication among Buddhist communities and in supporting the values of kindness, compassion, and non-violence in the world at large.
The Northwest Dharma Association is honored and grateful for this recognition of its efforts!