Flourish Foundation is a social-profit dedicated to inspiring systemic change through the cultivation of healthy habits of mind that promote personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental stewardship.

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Why Flourish?

For thousands of years contemplative practices have proven to be an effective medium for inspiring change by imparting inner contentment and global compassion. With these mental virtues, individuals are empowered to live simply and joyously care for others. We believe this type of change is essential for bringing forth and protecting a harmonious way of life for all current and future generations.

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Our Impact



BENEFITING Students & Adults

Over the past 6 years, 4,455 students and adults have benefited from Flourish Programs supporting them in Cultivating Healthy Habits of Mind – inspiring global change from the inside out.



Compassionate leaders service Hours 

In 2016, 34 high school Compassionate Leaders served over 2,143 service hours within the Wood River Valley, Idaho among 21 different local organizations.



Classrooms positively impacted

During the 2015-16 school year, Flourish operated Mindful Awareness Programs in 48 classrooms throughout the Wood River Valley, Idaho.


Our Programs


Given the global crisis we all face, never before has mental balance and global compassion been so necessary for our survival. If we can cultivate true inner contentment and free ourselves from the narrow confines of self-centeredness, then it may be possible to live sustainably with the personal conviction of being more rather than having more. With this shift from quantitative to qualitative growth, each one of us can peacefully and wholeheartedly contribute to preserving the conditions of life for all future generations.

To fulfill our mission Flourish Foundation offers a wide variety of programs that focus on developing heathy habits of mind across the entire span of our communal life.

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“What Flourish does is give kids the key to unlock their inner world. We investigate the meaning of compassion, empathy, inner strength, and resilience. We teach kids and adults how to relax – something that many of us don’t know how to do. We show people how to watch their thoughts without getting tugged around by them, which I truly believe is the foundation of deep and long lasting happiness.”

— Emilie Crist, Flourish Board Member & Mindful Awareness Facilitator