Each child comes into the world with gifts – innate resources that can help every child to live well.

Among these gifts are: strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love, and faith.

Although these gifts are natural, when they are nurtured, these gifts become more powerful.  They help each of us to develop potential, meet challenges with grace, and make the world a better place.

The Twelve Gifts of Birth Foundation was established as a charitable and good works organization to foster the values espoused in the book
The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo.

The Twelve Gifts of BirthThe foundation was funded by a portion of the profits of the original independently-published edition of the book when that Featherfew edition received a substantial order, the book achieved best-selling status, and rights were sold to HarperCollins Publishers. A portion of the author’s royalties from the HarperCollins edition continue to be donated to the foundation.

Foundation goals include advancing the well being of children and adults, strengthening families, nourishing the emotional life of children and adults, and supporting the work of teachers who aim to help children recognize their gifts and talents. The Twelve Gifts of Birth Foundation also offers conscious parenting tools and works to build respect among all people as well as toward animals and the environment.

The foundation supports a variety of programs, organizations, and activities that accomplish these goals.

Organizations previously supported by the Twelve Gifts of Birth Foundation by books, funding or in other ways include: Amity Foundation; Birthright of Fredricksburg; Casey Family Programs; Children’s Hospital at Providence; Children’s National Medical Center; Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation; East Valley Crisis Center; Goodman Elementary School; Guaranteed Involvement, Inc.; Heart of America Foundation; HomeFront Inc.; ICUU Project for Africa; Kairos; Kinship Center; Mercy Education Project; Missouri State Prison; Moms & Babies in Prison; Parry Center for Children; Pennington Adoption Program; Phoenix Development Families Center; Project Rise; Reaching Higher; Reaching Higher Conscious Kid; Rev C. W. Martin Adoption Program; Riley Hospital for Children; Shakti Rising; St. Jude Children’s Hospital; The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; The Walker Home; University of Iowa Hospital/Clinic; University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital; Walker Home and School; West Valley Crisis Center; The Hibiscus House.

The Foundation is organized and operated as a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under sections 501(a) and 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. There are no management fees associated with the Foundation.

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