Gene Keys Society Projects
“The Grail is here to serve Humanity and Nature” (Richard Rudd)
The Society provides a focus for those of us who are drawn to Gene Key contemplations to embody its teachings in collective service.
Many of us have found that learning is accelerated when we study Gene Keys together, in local and online groups, as well as in occasional seminars and retreats. We tap into a remarkable and abundant source of collective goodwill and prosperity, when we take that next step beyond contemplation to ground what we have learned in unattached giving and practical action that helps others.
On this page we describe programs and projects for which the Society currently invites support. We welcome your donations. We are also grateful when you share news and information about our Gene Keys activities more widely with your families and friends, so that they may learn more about our community. We encourage you to unleash your creativity and passion through getting directly involved in these projects as well as identifying others that you may wish to co-create and support.
Society Membership Scholarships
It is a community goal that nobody should be prevented from accessing Gene Keys teachings and the Society through financial obstacles alone. That is why we keep our subscription fees modest and also why we created a bursary program when we launched our membership in 2017.
Click here to read more about our Scholarships and about our dedicated team who administer the Scholarship Fund. You will also find a form to apply for a scholarship yourself, if you feel drawn to join the Society, yet are currently prevented from subscribing due to your financial situation.
Ambassador Scholarships and Country Index-linked Fees
The ‘First Wave’ of our Ambassador Program is taking place during 2018, for Society members who are committed to share Gene Keys teachings with others. Our Ambassadors are asked to stretch, to make a fair financial contribution that covers their participation. Yet global economic inequalities mean that, even so, some committed members are not able to pay the full fee.
For this first wave we designed and implemented an Ambassador Scholarship Program and offered Country-Indexed discounts on fees. Our scholarship process this year built on the experience of past initiatives. We will invite feedback on the Ambassador Scholarship process before the first wave ends, so that we can incorporate any new learning in future programs.
We had many requests for Ambassador Scholarships for our first wave, and are grateful to our independent volunteer international panel for their work in reviewing all applications. Demand has already begun to build for the second wave, which may begin as early as the end of 2018. If you feel moved to support our Scholarship program for future Ambassadors, please donate here.
Learning Centre and International Land Trust
A Society visioning meeting in Findhorn in June 2016 revealed a collectively held dream of a Gene Keys physical retreat centre. As the dream incubates, it has already extended to embrace a vision of communally held and organised hubs for Gene Keys learning, living and land stewardship around the world.
Go here to listen as Richard Rudd articulates his own vision for the international community. Learn about a real centre in Devon, England, that inspired him to speak up. Richard has issued an invitation to all who share the collective dream of a physical centre to hold it in trust and feed it, as we tend etheric soil, waiting patiently together for whatever wishes to emerge.
Will it be a centre near Richard’s home, another somewhere else in the UK or indeed another place in the world that will be the first to ground the Gene Keys dream? This is no small or short term project. It is a dream that speaks to legacy, and one that requires careful planning and implementation, by dedicated people with practical and organisational skills. Wherever the vision first takes root and assumes a material form, we anticipate that it will in turn generate a seed fund in support of other retreat centres and Gene Keys community hubs to come.
Fostering International Exchange – Bulgaria Gene Keys Festival 2020
International exchange is essential for our community to grow strong global roots. A Gene Keys world gathering is now being prepared in Bulgaria for 2020. We invite immediate donations to support material costs of festival creation.
This long lead time gives a chance for us all to save towards travel and fees for an event which is already developing a buzz of excitement. Nearer the date of the festival, the Society will launch a crowdfunder in support of those members who already give abundantly of themselves in Gene Keys service, yet whose financial situation might prevent them attending the festival.
Go here to read about members who, thanks to our generous community, have been able to benefit in the past from international scholarships. Learn how past exchange students have gone on to share their good fortune, as in turn they feed the Gene Keys Grail, through volunteering and making donations to others.
The ‘Idomeni’ Refugee Project
In our early life, our projects focus mainly on helping Society members access Gene Keys community and teaching, as well as in collective exchange to strengthen our Gene Keys global networks.
As we develop and grow, we will continue to tend our own back yard with loving care. We also anticipate turning ever outward to ground our giving and service in the world. The ‘Idomeni Project’ is our first outreach as a collective in international Gene Keys service. It is aimed at helping refugees in acute need.
Our support to refugees has gone through several stages of experiment and evolution. Initially, many of us responded spontaneously to a call early in 2016 to help desperate refugees flooding into Europe to escape from war. Go here to learn how the ‘Idomeni’ project has evolved since then. Find out how you can help our current partner, the Mobile Info Team, to give on the ground support and practical advice to refugees still stranded in Greece and seeking asylum.
We welcome global donations via PayPal for any of these projects or for our Gene Keys Society General Fund. As the fiscally-sponsored project of a registered US non-profit organisation, we enjoy PayPal reduced fees. Please click the link above to donate, and use the drop-down options menu provided to select the project of your choice.
We can also receive donations by check, if you hold a US dollar account. Use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to let us know that you wish to donate to the Society by check, and we will send you details.
The Gene Keys Society is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. ISI is a US tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, registered in the State of California, EIN: 94-2524840. US taxpayers are eligible for tax relief on donations. A tax receipt is issued to you upon receipt of your donation. In some cases, non-US residents may also be able to set donation against tax. Seek advice from the revenue service in your country of tax payment/ residence or from an accountant.
We are grateful for all donations, however large and small. And please know that, if it is difficult for you to give financially, offering your time and genius as a volunteer within the Society will be deeply appreciated. This feeds our community torus and Gene Keys Grail in ways that are beyond price.