The Sacred Fire Foundation Inc

The Wisdom of the Past Is the Seed of the Future

aka Sacred Fire Foundation   |   Marina del Rey, CA   |  www.sacredfirefoundation.org

Mission

Our Vision: We honor the wisdom of Indigenous worldview and believe all life can flourish when humanity embraces our responsibility to care for the living world for the benefit of unborn generations. Our Mission: To ensure the continuance of Indigenous wisdom traditions and to expand awareness of how and why these worldviews and their embodied values are crucial to modern society. Values: Responsibility - to support the common good Respect - for the Earth, one another, all life Relationship - to listen, to understand, to honor diversity Reciprocity - supporting giving and taking in balance Gratitude - to appreciate all that nature gives us

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Kim Langbecker

Main address

P.O. Box 11014

Marina del Rey, CA 90295 USA

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EIN

54-2189687

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

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Protecting the Sacred

The Indigenous perspective on life, so different from the Western cultural perspective, is based on an awareness that all things are connected to each other and necessary to each other, and that these relationships are sacred.

Indigenous people everywhere have been struggling to keep their traditions and their cultures alive. Their land, their sacred sites, and their traditions are in peril of being lost.

In compliance with our mission, Sacred Fire Foundation supports initiatives that seek to protect and promote Indigenous perspective and worldview, from preserving sacred sites and native food traditions, to maintaining cycles of ceremony, to revitalizing languages, healing practices and traditional crafts.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Sacred Fire Foundation events aim to make the living experience of Indigenous Wisdom and its profound healing influence available to all people everywhere.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

The Wisdom Treasure Award is presented annually to honor the work of an Elder who has demonstrated lifelong achievement in bringing wisdom, leadership and learning to their people and their community.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Adults

The Sacred Fire Foundation is leveraging its funding resources by developing significant collaborations between its Community Partners. The SFF is aware of the diverse cultures and knowledge that pertain to the different Indigenous communities we partner with. The SFF also understand that Indigenous communities across the globe face similar challenges in their specific contexts. The Seeds of Trust Program is looking for organic ways to promote exchange and collaborations amongst Community Partners, to promote knowledge-sharing, peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, and training to ensure the continuance of ancestral wisdom in our world.

Program Purpose:

•To facilitate an on-the-ground global Indigenous practitioner’s network
•To promote peer to peer training and technical assistance
•To leverage the minimal funds available for Indigenous Peoples
•To create and foster reciprocal relationships amongst our partners
•To create solidarity amongst Indigenous Peoples globally

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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Financials

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The Sacred Fire Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/23/2022
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Board chair

Keiko Cronin

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Term: 2020 -

Artemia Fabre Zarandona

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Gwen Broz

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Keiko Cronin

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Alberto Granados

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Caucasian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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