The Forgiveness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the public benefit and to support all aspects of forgiveness in families, organizations, communities, businesses, and agencies. We apply and teach methods from all professional fields especially including research in Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine, and Sociology.
“The Forgiveness Foundation offers individuals and groups a variety of time-saving ways of defusing the past by also removing festering memories of guilt and “shameful deeds” committed but never cleaned up. Aggression, rage, depression and most other woes that plague us have, as their source, errors from the past which have never been forgiven.” – Michael Berkes, PhD.
We conduct research projects, sponsor training workshops & seminars, publish and disseminate information on forgiveness.
We are eligible to receive tax-deductible donations, endowments and grants to further advance forgiveness work worldwide.
Note: We are not a part of any religious organization nor do our members hold to any one religion or creed.
We support all peoples’ rights to practice the religion of their choice.
How It Started
Back in 2000, I was sitting thinking about the six-week trip across the USA that I had just taken with my daughter. I was wondering about whether I should go back to Hawaii as a school psychotherapist or return to California to be closer to my daughter, when suddenly, but peacefully, my mind opened to a vision of the earth on the wall in front of me. I saw it as if from God’s view, seeing the whole planet AND individuals all over it. As I watched, all over our planet, I saw people helping each other forgive, one after another letting go of their resentments in coffee shops, offices, churches, homes, etc. Throughout this time, I kept hearing “the forgiveness foundation” and seeing forgiveness centers that seemed to be a support in each area to help spread this healing activity. Eventually, the harmony and love completely filled the earth. While I was viewing this brighter, softer world, I heard, “Do you want to take this on?” I decided, as we all have in the Foundation, to make that vision come true. In 2003, the Forgiveness Foundation was recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit. – Dr. Jim Dincalci, Founder
Connecting groups and individuals who recognize the urgent need to build a kinder and more peaceful society by providing teaching tools that bring about forgiveness and reconciliation.
To provide forgiveness and reconciliation education, resources, and support.
Building kind and peaceful families, communities, and organizations by helping people let go of their blame, resentments, grudges, guilt, and vengeance.
Promote the power and effectiveness of forgiving through tried and proven methods and processes that enable people and groups to propagate forgiveness and reconciliation.
The Forgiveness Foundation- International:
1) Researches, develops and teaches effective methods to enable much-improved communication through forgiveness, conflict resolution, and reconciliation.
2) Strives to provide excellent resources to help individuals and groups to move past and to get over social and emotional barriers that prevent forgiveness and reconciliation.
3) Sponsors and helps individuals, churches, community groups, and organizations to train people on how to forgive effectively and to spread the word on the power of forgiveness.