Support BLI's Work

Consider teaming up with friends and family to sponsor a caretaker (read more below), or feel free to direct your donation to any of our specific programs. We are incredibly thankful for your support!

BLI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible.

Caretaker Scholarship Funds

Caretakers are the heart of BLI. Currently, caretakers must contribute a portion of their tuition to be admitted to BLI. When they market their goods, any proceeds they make can go toward their tuition. However, this is just a small portion of the costs to operate the institute.

Therefore, many of our supporters donate to our Scholarship Fund to make up the difference. Donors can sponsor a studentĀ  per term or annually. Sponsors get trees planted in their name and receive communication and updates from their students. We also have a general scholarship fund which helps unsponsored caretakers with tuition.

You may donate right here, online, or you can contact us to discuss ways in which you can help fund a caretaker's education.


Join a Giving Circle

Due to the high cost of caretaker scholarships, we encourage you to teaming up with others in order to provide a scholarship. Whether it be family members, friends, work colleagues, members of your church, or any other group you believe would be interested, these "giving circles" allow you to not only financially support a caretaker, but also share BLI's work and message with friends. Click the link below to see how giving circles work at BLI.

St. Francis House

St. Francis House will be the guesthouse on campus, nestled in the forest. We envision visitors to BLI who will come to learn about the BLI programs - those who want to replicate our programs, researchers, university students, and our supporters.

Additionally, St. Francis House will be a part of the Martha's Market curriculum, whereby our caretakers will take a rotation learning hospitality management and finance skills. Fees will be charged to our guests, providing a source of income to BLI.

Our goal is to complete St. Francis House in 2021. We have a matching gift campaign in progress, and any gift is appreciated. Please contact us with any questions or to discuss our campaign. You may also make a donation online.

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If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact our Development Coordinator, Theresa Murray -