Koinonia Foundation has a unique history and identity. It’s been an over 50-year nexus of interrelationships of good works and teaching, infused with both a local and global perspective honoring life.
Koinonia began as a missionary center in the early 1950’s, with emphasis on giving those overseas an inner strength to get through their project and in the process, find their own unique soul and spirit.
Over time, Koinonia then evolved into a spiritual community center in the Greenspring area north of Baltimore, Maryland. Koinonia Foundation attracted some of the great thinkers of the era: Ram Das, Pir Vil Yat Khan, William Irwin Thompson, John Yungblut, Frederick Francks, Sheldon Kopp, David Spangler, and many others.
By the 1960’s, Koinonia Foundation had grown into one of the first self-determined learning centers in the area to teach organic gardening, art, dance, music, psychology, mediation, and yoga.
Today, Koinonia Foundation seeks to provide grass-roots funding energy by awarding grants to non-profit organizations of kindred spirits who seek to improve the environment, make best use of human resources, and have a strong, spiritual (non-denominational) background.