We nurture Possibili-TEAs.

We are a faith-based organization like no other. Community-driven and grassroots-led. Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are at the heart of our work. In everything we do, we ensure equity of voice and a place to belong.

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Founded and led by survivors of persecution and poverty, we support children experiencing learning poverty to read and write, mentor NextGen leaders to innovate and thrive and uplift families living on the margins to meet their basic needs.

We call our unique theory of change, Spirituali-TEA.
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A people-led philanthropy.

Small fills.
Countless impact.

65% of our donors are alums of our programs. They give from a sense of duty to fellow humans rather than charity. 95% of all our donors are regular people making less than $60,000 a year who believe regular giving creates a better world as a natural consequence of our daily actions rather than altruism.

As seen in

Breaking Boundaries: Kron4 Showcases MLIFE's Revolutionary Work

Jan 1, 2024 | Foundation news • Program - Spaces of Grace

Highlights from MLIFE’s, Mwangi Mukami’s interview on KRON4's Live in the Bay to learn about MLIFE's Black Renaissance project, transforming intercultural understanding, nurturing leadership, and empowering Black and brown youths across California.

Experiential Journey to Kenya

Jan 6, 2024 - Jan 16, 2024

Discover the magic of Kenya in our Winter 2024 unforgettable 10-day adventure. Your one-of-a-kind experience will take you from the vibrant city of Nairobi to the breathtaking coastline of Kilifi with a two-day safari in the iconic Maasai Mara, famed as the seventh wonder of the modern world.

What we've done

We met, connected, and served



supplied with water and basic needs



and their families supported with direct cash assistance during COVID-19


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students served through Learning Enrichment & Acceleration Program (LEAP)



leaders empowered through training in entrepreneurship and job placement services.


Spaces of Grace

Spaces of Grace conversations convened to guide communities through difficult times.


financial grants

to partner organizations.

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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

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Our blended

Our programs are holistic and tailored-specific to those we serve to ensure we are not a one-size-fit-it-all organization. We are a home that welcomes, affirms, and honors the complexity of each person's story. We are religious and secular. BIPOC and White. LGBTQ+ and not.

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Support us
BE TEA-nacious.

Your donation today supports us in creating opportunities where none existed: education for children left behind, a community for those ostracized, and belief in those who scarcely believe they belong.

MLIFE is a US 501(c)3 faith-based organization. EIN: 47-4678443. For US citizens and residents: To claim the tax deductibility of this gift in the United States, please retain the acknowledgment receipt for your record.

Planned Giving

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Leave a Legacy

Name MLIFE as your beneficiary charity in your Estate Plan.

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Become one of us

We make it easy for you to make a difference. Add your name to our growing list of leaders making change.

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