SUPPORTING GRASSROOTS SOLUTIONS

Welcome! Spirit in Action brings together people who envision a world where everyone has enough food, security, and prosperity. Our donors and grant partners are both vital to bringing this change to reality. We build relationships that are transformational, not transactional. With Spirit in Action you know your donations are going directly to grassroots organizations in Eastern Africa that are building strong community. Together, we are Spirit in Action.

Woman in Kenya sells produce beside her home.
 
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OUR SHARED VALUES

Spirit in Action is all about investing in local solutions and building long-term relationships. We know that there is power when dedicated people work together. We see lives transformed when men, women, and young people feel empowered to change their reality. If you also value cooperation, community, flexibility, and learning, you are Spirit in Action!

 

OUR PROGRAMS

Spirit in Action connects your donations and gets them into the hands of people who are working in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, and Burundi to reduce poverty, increase prosperity, and change their communities for the better. We all come together to proudly support families, entrepreneurs, farmers, students, LGBTI+ individuals, and other vulnerable populations. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

A community group in Uganda sings and raises their hands in joy.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Our grants support passionate grassroots organizations and community groups in Eastern Africa. Their projects draw on local knowledge and bring people together to improve their communities and the surrounding environment. Together, we address underlying issues and work towards long-term solutions to poverty and inequality. 

SIA works to build relationships and boost the important work that is already being done on the ground. We know that our grant partners are the true experts. With grants of up to $5,000, we support people working together to improve their lives and gain greater financial stability.

A woman in Malawi sells beans and peanuts (also called groundnuts).

SMALL BUSINESS FUND

The Spirit in Action Small Business Fund helps families in Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi realize their dreams of financial self-sufficiency.


A $250 grant can start or expand farms, small shops, bakeries, carpentry shops, and cafes. These businesses are part of thriving local economies. Local mentors host trainings on important skills like record-keeping and reporting, all with an eye towards long-term sustainability.


We believe in the transformative act of giving, so instead of asking people to pay back the funds, we ask that they pay-it-forward to someone else in need.

 
 
Denis in rural Uganda smiles and shows off a brown and white calf.

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OUR STORIES

Blog, Videos, Social Media, and Newsletters

Read the latest stories and see photos from Spirit in Action on the ground.
Be inspired by the good things happening around the world!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenyan woman gives a big smile in front of her pharmacy shop. The shop's tin walls are bright blue.

CONTACT

We'd love to hear what inspires you! Get in touch with your questions, stories, suggestions, and ideas.

831-706-2742

PO Box 3384 Santa Cruz, CA 95063

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