Professional Development Fund
for Ancestral Healing Practitioners
This professional development fund provides critical financial support to ancestral healing practitioners and trainees in the Ancestral Medicine network. The intention is to help folks to have thriving, sustainable practices in alignment with their specific gifts and calling in the world.
Funds may be used by recipients for purposes such as technology upgrades, support for language and other accessibility barriers, website and design services, marketing and advertising help, business development coaching, and on-going professional development. In cases where usual scholarship options are not sufficient to make participation within reach, funds may also be used to assist applicants to future training cycles with the costs of the training itself.
In keeping with our core values (e.g., international, accessible, anti-supremacist) a quarter of scholarship support will be dedicated for recipients who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), another quarter for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) folks, and a quarter for those who serve other-than-English speaking populations. The remaining quarter will be available for practitioners or trainees of any background with financial need.
Ancestral Medicine is not a non-profit organization and as such we are not able to offer a tax deduction for donations. We do, however, commit with the ancestors and Earth as witness that all donations will be clearly accounted for and dedicated to the stated intentions and groups. See below for a record of monies raised and distributed in support of the Ancestral Medicine practitioner network.
May 2020 – May 2021
Raised and distributed $8,500 to support practitioners and trainees who are BIPOC, LGBTQ, or serving other-than-English speaking clients. These resources were especially helpful to some through the early months of the pandemic.
November 2019 – May 2020 BIPOC Scholarship Fund
Raised and distributed $15,805 among fourteen BIPOC ancestral healing trainees in the 2020 cohort to support their participation and ongoing professional development.
June 2021 – September 2022
Raised and distributed $4,500 among BIPOC applicants to support their participation in the 2022 cohort of Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training.