Our History

Tranquil Space Foundation grew from Tranquil Space, a dynamic DC yoga community founded by Kimberly Wilson. In 2006, she collaborated with leaders within the community to launch a nonprofit with goals parallel to the guiding principles of Tranquil Space.

Tranquil Space Foundation’s first decade focused on empowering women and girls through generosity microgrants to like-minded organizations, sponsoring women filmmakers through the Lunafest film festival screenings held in Washington, DC and through TranquilTeens, a signature program blending mindfulness, creative activities, and leadership development designed to help girls 9th – 12th grade build healthy bodies and strong self-esteem. This program has been taught to over 600 girls in the Washington, D.C. area since 2007 by a team of volunteers and was converted to an online program where we hope to serve many more women and girls. The final stage of this program is this eight-week facilitator’s toolkit complete with full curriculum.

Tranquil Space Foundation’s second signature program has been in development since 2016 and is a part of the Foundation’s shift to animal welfare issues, which have always been at the forefront of Kimberly’s mind and mission. Pigs & Pugs Project (PPP) raises awareness and provides micro grants to pig sanctuaries and pug rescue organizations throughout the United States. The program launched in 2017.

Grant Legacy

Since our non-profit’s launch in 2006, Tranquil Space Foundation has donated nearly 30k to like-hearted organizations around the globe that support women and girls, taught our Tranquil Teens program to over 600+ girls, and hosted two events annually—a spring LUNAFEST film screening and a fall gala.

After 10 years focused on Tranquil Teens, we’ve shifted direction to animal welfare issues and created the Pigs & Pugs Project. The Pigs & Pugs Project (PPP) raises awareness, educates the public, and helps to fund pig sanctuaries and pug rescues throughout the United States.

Our first 2017 grants have supported Farm Sanctuary’rescue of six pigs and Woodstock Animal Sanctuary‘s rescue of four piglets and their mother in June.

Past grants