οὕτως λαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶνἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων,
ὅπως ἴδωσιν ὑμῶντὰ καλὰ ἔργα καὶ δοξάσωσιν
τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν τὸν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς

Small grants for causes and people with big potential

What is Kalos?

Kalos provides small grants to causes and people with big potential. We want to see a world with less poverty, stronger communities, and greater opportunity for people outside the traditional networks of power. A Kalos grant is a seed. We choose recipients who can grow it into something great.

We are backed by anonymous funding and do not seek publicity, fame, or notoriety. We do not accept grant requests or applications. We communicate privately with grant recipients and grow life-long relationships with them while remaining behind-the-scenes. Our anonymous gifts help our grantees do prominent work in their communities and in themselves.

Kalos: The Cultural VC

Kalos is like an early-stage Venture Capital fund, except our reward is social and spiritual renewal, not money. Like a VC, we shoot for outsized returns from a modest initial investment. Like a VC, we advise and support our grantees, helping them reach their fullest potential. Kalos is a strategic venture fund for social and spiritual capital.

Kalos: The Priorities

  • Sponsoring Educational Opportunities: Opportunity for education, especially in technical fields, should not be restricted to those with privilege.
  • Building Caring Communities: Urban american communities should be more powerfully and tightly connected.
  • Empowering Development: Entrepreneurship should be open to all of the world’s citizens.
  • Supporting Spiritual Transformation: The Christian mission is a powerful tool both for broad social change and holistic personal transformation

Recent Projects

Higher Education Scholarships

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With the California Community Foundation, we created a scholarship program to allow outstanding students of any financial means to pursue higher education.

Big results: Successful careers in Medicine, Engineering, and Pharmacology

Community Service and Engagement

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We funded an annual program run by Big Sunday to incentivize community service for public schools and in needy areas of Los Angeles.

Big results: Renovated and enhanced classrooms, playgrounds, and schools through the efforts of the local community

Sponsored under KalosWorks.org

Microfinance for Education

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With Opportunity International, we help fund proven, sustainable solutions to break the generational cycle of poverty.

Big results: Simple savings, insurance, and loan programs enable poor families to send and keep their children in school. Children of all backgrounds can become leaders in their own community.

Sponsored under KalosWorks.org

Spiritual Transformation

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We support Fuller's School of Intercultural Studies, training global leaders to provide meaningful social development and spiritual transformation.

Big results: Graduates have become transformation leaders in Japan, Gambia, and Ghana

Sponsored under KalosWorks.org

How to Help

The Kalos principles and areas of focus represent areas of giving that we believe provide high return on investment. It would be a dream of ours for the Kalos mission to inspire other donors to take on the same approach. Small or large, your investments in social and spiritual renewal contribute to a more just world. Consider your own community and where a small seed will grow best.