Shinnyo-en is an operational and grant-making philanthropic foundation, with its own educational and leadership development programs.
These programs offer leadership opportunities and raise awareness of the way service helps us create or connect to the community.
We believe in:
- Building Relationships. We want to give ample opportunities to get to know partners and grantee organizations, and to facilitate connections among them. We believe that our actions as a grantmaker have far greater impact because of these relationships we build.
- Investing in the Shinnyo-en USA Temple Community. We are dedicated to creating bridges between Shinnyo-en USA temples and their immediate communities.
- Reaching Youth and Young Adults, Nurturing Future Leaders. A service-oriented life provides all people with the possibility of joy and peace. We focus our work on nurturing service especially in youth and supporting their own unique spiritual, cultural and emotional development.
Some programs are offered to only Shinnyo-en USA’s youth members while others are also open to the Foundation’s affiliates and grantees. The Shinnyo Fellowship Program is offered uniquely to either post-undergraduates or undergraduate students of our Shinnyo Fellowship Program partner universities.
An intimate intergenerational overnight gathering of our affiliates to reflect, be inspired, and rejuvenate
An overnight retreat series to support personal and spiritual growth of Shinnyo-en youth to live out their values and become peaceful leaders in their daily lives
A week-long immersive interfaith and service-learning trip to New Mexico for a small group of interfaith teens, including Shinnyo-en teens
A school-year long fellowship program for undergraduate and post-undergraduate fellows to engage in campus and community service, and peacebuilding endeavors as they identify and actualize their paths to peace
A very special opportunity for a few guests of Shinnyo-en Foundation to experience firsthand a traditional lantern floating that honors the life of loved ones who passed before us.