Our Approach

As our disconnection with the natural world widens, the need to bring about change becomes a critical requirement.

As humans, we are the only beings born with the capability and compassion to bring about the change that the world needs. At sankalpa we believe that providing a framework to support change is fundamental to the world’s future. In an age where practical projects provide a pathway to tackle some of the issues some of the time, sankalpa enables changemakers to take a step further — to stick their heads above the parapet in a quest to resolve the deeper underlying issues of humanity.

sankalpa is a methodology to empower people to make change. We invest in changemakers — people who undertake research and innovation to increase our connectedness to the natural world. We invest in people who bring about such change.

sankalpa is a philanthropic direct social investment organisation, founded in 2015 by Ruth Layton. As a community interest company, we invest in projects that contribute to human flourishing and lead to harmony between humans and our natural environment.

Investment from sankalpa comes in many different forms including funding, grants, networking, advice and specialist support. The type and level of investment depends on the scope and output of each individual project.

At present we are not inviting new applications for investment, however we are keen to connect with other social investors and hear about the work of related projects.

One of our key partners is The Oxfordshire Community Foundation. The OCF hold and manage named funds on behalf of multiple donors and fundmakers including sankalpa. As a partner, the OCF provide a mechanism which allows us to channel our philanthropic investment directly into the heart of the projects we care about.

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