Mid-States Shared Gifting

The Mid-States Shared Gifting program supports the work of initiatives inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner that are located predominantly in the central states of the U.S. The intention of the program is to facilitate research, make grants, and ensure the sustainability of the fund. The fund is currently only active through investments and the Waldorf Schools Fund Sharing Group.

Waldorf Schools
Fund Sharing Group

Supported by the Mid-States Shared Gifting Program, the Schools Fund Sharing group is a gathering of Waldorf Schools located in the Mid-States region. Since 1985, this group has met annually for a weekend to share highlights and challenges from their individual schools, study associative economics, and allocate grant funds with and for each other using a Shared Gifting process.

This group is currently open to all eligible Waldorf Schools as outlined below. If you are eligible, please contact Kelley Buhles at kelley.buhles@rsfsocialfinance.org

Eligible Waldorf Schools:

Have 501(c)3 status

Reside in the following states: AL, AK, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, or WY

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  • Article: Mid-States Circle of Generosity
  • Guide: Building Regenerative Communities

The Mid-States Shared Gifting program was created by the late Elise Ott Casper (1919-1997). She bequeathed the majority of her estate to RSF with the wish that yearly earnings from these funds be granted upon the recommendations of fund advisors. Since 1998, the program has made over $5 million in grants.


Contact Kelley Buhles

Senior Director, Philanthropic Services
and Organizational Culture