The Institute for Contemplative Life is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501c3 organization (Federal I.D. # is 80-0272164) created by Dr. Fran Grace in 2008, as directed by her spiritual teacher.  Inner Pathway is our organization’s trade name.  We have an active Board of Directors and participants who come from diverse faiths and walks of life.  Our purpose is to support the “inner pathway” of all who come to us.

We follow the tradition of “attraction, not promotion.”  Thus, we maintain a basic internet presence to announce our offerings; we do not engage in fundraising or commercialism.

We have earned a GOLD SEAL of integrity from the long-established monitor of nonprofits, GuideStar (aka Candid). Our profile is here.

Individual donations and bequests enable our nonprofit organization to fulfill its mission, which is unique and significant.

We are happy to provide a list of projects that need funding.  Please send your inquiry to:

An example:  Two individual donors made possible the production of our Audiobook for The Power of Love (cost: $18,000) in 2022.

Grants, donations, and bequests enable us to offer free or reduced-rate public seminars, classes, study and sharing groups, scholarships, podcasts, films, retreats, dream workshops, recovery groups, weekly meditation gatherings, private sessions for people seeking one-on-one spiritual support, and publication of unique books such as our award-winning The Power of Love, the profits of which are donated to the charitable organizations of those who contributed.

We are grateful for all donations, great and small.

If you wish to make a donation, you may use this PayPal link or this Venmo link or use the form below for credit card. Or you may send a check to Institute for Contemplative Life/ PO Box 1435/ Redlands, CA 92373.

Thank you for your goodwill and generosity.