Projects

Over the years, the Foundation for World Education has consistently been able to fund and help support a broad range of projects in diverse fields of human endeavor that align with its mission.

In the field of education:

  • Teacher Training
  • Student Exchange
  • School Sports and Playground Facilities
  • Body Consciousness Studies
  • Educational Workshops and Seminars
  • Educational Institution Archives
  • Yoga and Health Education
  • Peace Education
  • Ecological Education
  • School Transportation
  • Language Lab
  • Book Fairs

In other fields:

  • Integral Yoga and Integral Psychology Conferences
  • Alternative Energy
  • Organic Farming and Reforestation
  • Books and Publications
  • Archival Projects
  • Sri Aurobindo Centers Exchange and Development
  • Art, Music, Dance and Film Exhibitions
  • Health and Healing Centers
  • Community Development
  • Spiritual Redirection of Financial Energy
  • Indigenous Cultural Preservation and Exhibitions

Supporting Auroville:

Over 65% of the projects funded from the main endowment go to the support and development of Auroville, known as the “City of Human Unity” that is evolving in south India.  Founded on February 28, 1968, Auroville is now home to over 3,200 residents from 59 countries, striving to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, politics and nationalities.
See related article: FWE and Auroville by Guy Ryckaert

Related Organizations:

The Foundation for World Education has collaborated with, and continues to offer support to numerous organizations that are dedicated to the work of manifesting Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s Vision and the evolution of consciousness for a transformed world. These include AVI-USA, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (in Pondicherry and New Delhi), the California Institute of Integral Studies, and several Integral Yoga centers in the U.S. as well as abroad.

Annual Grant Allocations

Detailed funding information is provided for the following years, and even more in-depth descriptions are available for 2017 & 2018.

See the Endowment page for information about the various funds that help support these projects.

2019 Grants and Disbursements: $140,059.33

Main Endowment Fund Grants$64,967.00
Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $29,408.00
Village Dog Sterilization$3,996.00
Empowered Children/Healthy Homes$3,387.00
Children’s Book Fair$3,218.00
Yoga and Health Education$2,908.00
Neuro-Dramatic Play Workshop$2,508.00
Auroville Unity Fund$2,505.00
Vivekanandam*$2,321.00
Management, Training & Development$2,113.00
Be True, Not Violent (Peace Education)**$1,958.00
Beyond the Step Film Festival$1,065.00
People and Cultural Diversity Field Trip$1,009.00
Endangered Craft Mela$1,000.00
Development Through Drama$857.00
Water Eco System (School Project)$563.00
Auroville/Antioch Partnership Teacher Training $6,500.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi, Science Teacher Wkshop$5,577.00
Sri Aurobindo in China$4,500.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Br. Educational Handbk$4,437.00
Devi Stuti Digital Audio Music/Mantra Lessons$3,900.00
New Creation International Playground Equipment$3,000.00
AUM Conference Scholarship Fund 2019$3,000.00
Sri Aurobindo Divine Life Education Ctr. New Campus$3,000.00
AVI International “Creating A Way Forward”$1,645.00
Mickey’s Fund $1,092.33
Matrimandir $546.17
Matagiri $360.47
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston $185.70
Karma Yoga Fund $29,200.00
Sadhana Forest (AV)$14,400.00
Matagiri $7,200.00
Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham$5,000.00
AVI-USA $2,600.00
Morning Star Fund (Birth Center-Auroville)$30,000.00
Anuradha Sapru-Kohls Fund (Auro Mira Service Society)$14,800.00

* This grant is dedicated to the memory of June Maher
** This grant is sponsored by Ron’s Fund

2018 Grants and Disbursements: $76,471.00

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $31,459.00
Koodam: Facilitation Training$4,379.00
Management, Training & Development$4,000.00
Building Bridges / Tibet Cultural Exchange$3,394.00
Kanavu: Inspiration Youth Program**$3,266.00
Auroville Unity Fund$3,118.00
Language Lab$2,925.00
Broadening Capacity Leadership Development$2,571.00
Sourcing Our Oneness*$2,203.00
Brahmanaspati Kshetram / Village Exhibition$2,028.00
Neuro-dramatic Play Workshop$1,734.00
Auroville Archives$1,060.00
Development Through Drama$781.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Br. Environmental Awareness$7,338.00
Village Harmony multi-year grant, 2nd installment$7,121.00
Aditi Gurukul School “Educate Me” Literacy/Vocational $4,082.00
Auromira Foundation: Mother’s Yoga Book Translation $3,544.00
Auroville Teacher Training $2,500.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives Conservation Project$1,259.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements $1,168.00
Matrimandir $584.00
Matagiri $385.00
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston $199.00
Auro Mira Service Society ***$18,000.00

* This grant is sponsored by Ron’s Fund
** This grant is dedicated to the memory of June Maher
*** This grant was disbursed from the Anuradha Sapru-Kohls Fund

2017 Grants and Disbursements: $78,440.00

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $30,971.00
Management, Training & Development $7,000.00
Auroville Bio-regional Sports Development*$4,787.00
Beauty and Wonder Project $5,000.00
Capacity Development Bio-regional Project $3,819.00
Auroville Unity Fund $3,069.00
Making the Invisible Visible Exhibition$2,840.00
Hall of Peace Nakashima Chairs**$2,500.00
Aurogames$1,956.00
Ketchla School Girl’s Hostel Construction***$15,117.00
Village Harmony multi-year grant, 1st installment $8,060.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange $6,500.00
Integral Yoga Cares$4,000.00
Sri Aurobindo Educational Academy & Society Playground Equipment$3,000.00
AUM 2017 Conference Scholarships $3,000.00
Brenda Johnson Teacher Training$2,500.00
Auromira Columbia ATB Training $2,232.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi 60th Anniversary Youth Travel$2,000.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements $1,060.00
Matrimandir $530.00
Matagiri $350.00
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston $180.00

* This grant is sponsored by Ron’s Fund
** This grant is dedicated in memory of June Maher
*** This grant was disbursed from the Anuradha Sapru-Kohls Fund

2016 Grants and Disbursements: $70,404.62

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group)$41,422.00
Africa House$7,965.00
Teaching Filmmaking in Auroville Schools$4,557.00
Lilaloka Roof Completion$4,412.00
Ganga Yatra*$4,191.00
Auroville Unity Fund $3,766.00
Academic and General Library NESS$3,162.00
Last School/Filmmaking Camera $3,106.00
Eluciole Circus School Roof Replacement$3,000.00
Management, Training & Development$3,000.00
Sourcing Our Oneness**$1,718.00
Livelihood for Local Women $1,471.00
Teacher Training / Language Learning$1,074.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$6,500.00
Auro Mira Service Society Girls’ Hostel***$5,000.00
Vanaver Caravan Dance Tour in Auroville$4,000.00
Resource Center Ramgarh Nainital$4,000.00
AUM 2016 Conference Scholarships$3,000.00
Bhagavad Gita Project$2,500.00
SAA AUM Continuity Fund$2,000.00
Sacred Groves (Auroville International)$1,100.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements $882.62
Matrimandir$506.00
Matagiri$334.00
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$172.00

* This grant is dedicated in memory of June Maher
** This grant is sponsored by Ron’s Fund
*** This grant is from the Anuradha Sapru-Kohls Fund

2015 Grants and Disbursements: $65,708.92

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group)$33,526.30
Management, Training & Development$5,000.00
Ecological Restoration in Greenbelt*$3,600.00
Auroville Higher Ed. Scholarship Fund$3,000.00
Eluciole Circus School Equipment$3,000.00
Auroville Unity Fund $2,893.30
Africa House Workshop/Storeroom$2,500.00
Africa House Workshop/Kitchen$2,500.00
Musical Theatre “Millidacious”$2,500.00
Last School/Film Editing and 3D Class$2,000.00
Auroville Film Festival Outreach$2,000.00
Organic Food Course Deepanam School*$1,833.00
Integrating Horticulture in AV Schools$1,700.00
White Peacock Club/Landscaping Equip$1,000.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange**$6,500.00
Auromira, Columbia “On Education” translation$5,000.00
Vanaver Caravan Dance Tour in Auroville$3,500.00
Integral Art Outreach/ SA Ashram Delhi Br$3,460.00
AUM 2015 Conference Scholarships$3,000.00
Koham Soham Oratorio on Poem “Who”$2,500.00
Brenda Johnson Teacher Support in Auroville$2,340.00
Auro Mira Vidya Mandir***$2,000.00
Overman Foundation Research Publcation$1,500.00
CIIS Integral Psychology PhD Program$1,500.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements $882.62
Matrimandir$441.31
Matagiri$291.26
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$150.05

* This grant was dedicated in memory of June Maher
** This grant was sponsored by Ron’s Fund
*** This grant was disbursed from the Anuradha Sapru-Kohls Fund

2014 Grants and Disbursements: $45,087.86

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group)$29,198.00
Visitor’s Center Permanent Exhibition$5,148.00
Seeds of Change Waste Management*$4,000.00
Unity Pavilion Projector/Screen$3,200.00
Africa House Electricity & Water Tank$3,000.00
Management, Training & Development$3,000.00
Eluciole Circus Teacher$3,000.00
Higher Education Scholarship Fund$3,000.00
AV Film Festival Educational Outreach$2,000.00
Aikiyam Peace Education Training$1,850.00
Foreign Language Teaching Materials$1,000.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange**$4,500.00
Awareness through the Body Video$3,100.00
Sadhana Forest Kenya Dormitory Roofing$3,002.00
AUM 2014 Conference Scholarships$3,000.00
Aikiyam School Writing Workshop$800.00
“Transforming Lives” Book by Larry Seidlitz$600.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements $887.86
Matrimandir$443.93
Matagiri$292.99
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$154.94

* This grant was sponsored by Ron’s Fund
** This grant given in memory of Olive Louise Orton

2013 Grants and Disbursements: $44,737.93

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group)$20,180.00
Apprenticeship for Aspiring Farmers$4,000.00
Auroville Ambulance Service$4,630.00
Management, Training & Development$2,500.00
Auroville Life-saving Team*$1,446.00
Unity Pavilion Sound System$2,770.00
Scholarship Fund$3,000.00
Auroville Unity Fund$1,834.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$6,500.00
Integral Ed. Teacher Training (Delhi Ashram)$4,800.00
Solar Radiant Floor (S.A.L.C. Crestone, CO)$3,800.00
Student Dorm Beddings (Ketchla, Orissa)$3,111.11
AUM 2013 Scholarships $3,000.00
Teacher Training Workshops in Auroville$1,000.00
Sri Aurobindo in the Press 1925-1947$537.00
Soul of Nations / Int’l Zone Workshops in AV$700.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements$739.88
Matrimandir$369.94
Matagiri$244.16
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$125.78

* This grant was sponsored by Ron’s Fund

2012 Grants and Disbursements: $36,089.40

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $15,900.00
Seeds of Change/Soma Waste$3,000.00
Visitor’s Center “Flowers All the Way”$2,200.00
Management, Training & Development$2,000.00
Auroville Life-saving Team$2,000.00
Auroville Outreach Media$1,800.00
Auroville Mobility Access$1,800.00
Deepanam School$1,600.00
Legal Uppaya$1,500.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$2,000.00
Village Action Micro Finance$4,000.00
Auroville Film Festival$1,600.00
AUM 2012 Scholarships $3,000.00
Lithuanian Translation and Publication$3,000.00
Awareness Through the Body$3,000.00
Calif. Inst. of Integral Studies Symposium $500.00
Auro Host E-Network$2,433.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements$656.39
Matrimandir$328.20
Matagiri$216.61
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$111.59

2011 Grants and Disbursements: $40,355.00

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $19,905.00
Auroville Archives$3,000.00
Solid Waste Curriculum$3,000.00
Saracon Solar Charging Stations$2,477.00
Auroville Radio$2,378.00
Management, Training & Development$2,000.00
AVI Ethiopia$2,000.00
Bhavana Memorial / Village Action$2,000.00
Botanical Garden$1,800.00
Auroville Film Festival$1,250.00
Awareness Through the Body$5,000.00
Center for Integral Education$3,025.00
AUM Conference 2011 Scholarships $3,025.00
Auro Mira Service Society$2,780.00
Matri Karuna Vidyalaya, Delhi$2,000.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$2,000.00
Sri Aurobindo Learning Center Solar Curtains$1,114.00
Teacher Workshops in Auroville $1,000.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements$506.00
Matrimandir$368.00
Matagiri$113.00
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$125.00

2010 Grants and Disbursements: $41,155.00

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $17,550.00
Management, Training & Development$5,850.00
International Youth Gathering$2,700.00
One Asia-East Asian Cultural Month$2,700.00
Scholarship Fund$2,700.00
Center for Sustainable Farming$1,800.00
Visitor’s Center Eco-Exhibit$1,800.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$3,600.00
Madhuban Village Bee-keeping Project $3,000.00
AUM Conference 2010 Scholarships $2,700.00
Alan Baiss Film on Conscious Evolution$2,700.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives Consultancy$2,700.00
Awareness Through the Body$2,000.00
Sri Aurobindo Learning Center Solar Curtains$1,650.00
Auroville Hall of Peace Wood Floor$1,350.00
Auroville Botanical Garden$1,200.00
CIIS Symposium on Integral Consciousness$1,035.00
New Momentum Film$1,000.00
Mickey’s Fund Disbursements$670.00
Matrimandir$335.00
Matagiri$221.00
Sri Aurobindo Center of Boston$114.00

2009 Grants and Disbursements: $43,961.00

Auroville (via the Projects Coordination Group) $24,762.00
Management, Training & Development$6,000.00
Kailash Clinic$3,200.00
Nature Camp$2,500.00
Quiet Transport Electric Trolley Research$2,300.00
School Kitchen Equipment$2,262.00
Education through Painting$2,100.00
Linux/Blue Light Project Phase II$1,500.00
Art/cultural Classes Village Children$1,000.00
Computers $1,000.00
Veena/ vocal classical music $1,000.00
New Era Secondary School $1,000.00
Buddha Garden farm resource center$900.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$6,000.00
Auroville Health Center (Donor Specified)$5,166.00
Sri Aurobindo Kuturus Zidimp, Lithuania$3,000.00
AUM 2009 Scholarships $2,000.00
Auroville Animal Care (Donor Specified)$1,033.00
Sri Aurobindo Learning Center$1,000.00
Matagiri Archival Project$1,000.00

2008 Grants and Disbursements: $40,170.00

Auroville (via the PCG)$23,400.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$4,000.00
Sanskrit Textbooks$3,700.00
Tibetan Pavilion $2,820.00
New Momentum AV Film $2,000.00
NCBS Summer Camp $1,500.00
AUM 2008$1,000.00
Matrimandir Gardens Equipment (via Narad)$1,000.00
Irumbai Temple $750.00

2007 Grants and Disbursements: $39,075.00

Auroville (via the PCG)$21,600.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange $4,000.00
AUM 2007 Scholarships $2,000.00
AUM 2008 Seed Money $2,000.00
Center for Integral Education$2,000.00
CIIS Haridas Chaudhuri Documentary $2,000.00
White Rose Foundation, Integral Education$2,000.00
Auroville Electric Cycles$1,275.00
Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham Relics Booklet$1,200.00
NESS Auroville Educational Program $1,000.00

2006 Grants and Disbursements: $38,943.00

Auroville (via the PCG) $25,200.00
Antioch-Auroville Teacher Exchange$6,000.00
AUM 2006 Scholarships $3,000.00
Hladina Method $3,000.00
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, Conservancy$1,743.00
AUM 2008$1,000.00
Matrimandir Gardens Equipment $1,000.00
Irumbai Temple $750.00