Sabine Lichtenfels

Grace Foundation

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The vision of The Grace Foundation is the realization of Terra Nova – a culture beyond fear, war and cruelty characterized by the recognition that all life is inter-connected and all life is sacred. A state we call love.



In response to the current global crisis The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. We call for a sacred alliance of planetary change agents to take responsibility for the humane direction of human evolution now at this crucial time. We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing.


The Grace Foundation promotes …

  • Ecological and economic sustainability through regional self-sufficiency in water, food and energy,
  • Social sustainability through community-building based on truth, mutual support and responsible participation, and
  • Spiritual sustainability through realizing human potential in co-operation with the Divine, in gratitude for the miracle of life.



The Grace Foundation was established in 2007 by Sabine Lichtenfels and Rainer Ehrenpreis. The original inspiration to create a conduit for diverting money into large-scale peace work came to Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn during a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The strategy of building models for bringing about system change is based upon a political theory developed by Dr. Dieter Duhm and brought to life in the community of Tamera in Southern Portugal which we recognize as the first model ‘healing biotope’.


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