The following groups and individuals are eligible to rent the use of Valaterra (the Sanctuary) and its grounds, with priority given in order listed.
1. Non-profit Organizations whose missions and work involve complementary, alternative and integrative approaches to healing.
2. Individuals who wish to use the Sanctuary for their own individual purposes that are consistent with the primary mission of the YFF. These purposes include but are not limited to: Meditative, spiritual, or personal reflection retreats.
3. Individuals who wish to offer workshops, programs, retreats, classes or other presentations at the Sanctuary for purposes that are consistent with the primary mission of the YFF. These include but are not limited to:
a. Body and spirit workshops, including meditation, yoga, myth, ritual and shamanism, contemplative and spiritual studies;
b. Health and healing, including massage, Tai Chi and Qigong healing; naturopathy, Reiki;
c. Mind and Psychology, including Shadow Work®, transpersonal psychology, psychotherapy, counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR);
d. Creative Expression, including visual arts, music, drumming, dance, writing and theater;
e. Relationships, self and family, including family constellation therapy;
f. Leadership skills, including empowerment and
g. Nature and Sustainable Living.
YFF may also allow use of the Sanctuary by other Non-Profit Organizations or organizations that may not have been determined to be a Non-Profit Organization by the IRS, but whose activities are consistent with the YFF’s primary mission or overall non-profit mission and the proposed activity benefits the public good.
In such case, the YFF Board will review the nature of the event or program and determine that, due to its contribution to the fulfillment of the overall YFF mission and the public good, use of the Sanctuary may be permitted. Determination of who or what organization or group may use the Sanctuary is within the sole discretion of the YFF Board.
YFF has determined that some weddings, because of their spiritual and sacred nature, can help YFF fulfill its mission and therefore are permitted uses of the Sanctuary. See the Other Use page for Weddings.
Definition of Non-Profit Organization.
The term “Non-Profit Organization,” as used in this policy means an organization that is organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the IRC, and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. Non-Profit Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) include charitable, religious, educational, scientific, and literary.
This definition is not intended to preclude a Non-Profit Organization from engaging in fund-raising activities or charging fees for services or programs or events simply to defray the organization’s costs or for charitable purposes.
YFF may require a copy of an applicant’s determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service or other non-profit certificate to verify that the applicant is a Non-Profit Organization