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Interfaith Programming, Foundations, and Grant Funding

Lilly Foundation funds the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Indianapolis, IN in support of the Festival of Faiths project; the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, IL; National Interfaith Cable Coalition in New York, NY, which supports the “ON Scripture”, Christian lectionary-based commentaries project; and the Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center in Naperville, IL . 

 

Informational Resources

Buidling Interfaith Bonds http://religioninsights.org/articles/building-interfaith-bonds

Meet Your Interfaith Neighbors http://faithcommunitiestoday.org/sites/all/themes/factzen4/files/MeetNgb...

Why we all need Atlanta's Interfaith Manifesto http://faithcommunitiestoday.org/sites/all/themes/factzen4/files/MeetNgb...

Working with Funding Sources http://affcny.org/wp-content/uploads/Partnering_with_Resource_Families.pdf

 

Common Good Guide

The Partnerships for the Common Good Guide https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/11_0524_of... explains how the 13 Federal Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and CNCS can collaborate with you to accomplish your goals.

Hartford Seminary Prepares for International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum http://www.hartsem.edu/2016/09/hartford-seminary-prepares-for-internatio...

 

Applying for Funding

A resource for understanding private and foundation funding sources is the Foundation Center, at www.foundationcenter.org. The Foundation Center also provides webinars and training sessions for nonprofits, especially related to development and grant writing.

 

Foundations that offer general funding grants for Interfaith Work

Among the 2016 grantees of the El-Hibri Foundation http://www.elhibrifoundation.org/grants are the Auburn Seminary; Faith Matters, Inc. (DBA Interfaith Voices); Harvard Divinity School; KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change; Smithsonian Institution Freer and Sackler Galleries; and University of Notre Dame.
 
In Funding for the Interfaith Movement, Rev. Bud Heckman not only explains some of the funding sources for the interfaith movement but also explains some of the ways participants can talk about and share their programs. http://www.theinterfaithobserver.org/journal-articles/2014/5/15/funding-...
 
The George Family Foundation funds: Non-sectarian, interfaith, inclusive and progressive organizations that provide authentic leadership training opportunities to clergy and lay people who lead organizations. Non-sectarian, interfaith, inclusive and progressive organizations that nurture and support the spiritual practices of individuals and families. Select organizations that promote and teach mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative practices. Nonprofit media organizations and programs that educate and inform the public about progressive, inclusive values and practices. http://www.georgefamilyfoundation.org/about/focus-areas/spirituality
 
The Henry Luce Foundation http://www.hluce.org/theologyrecentgrants.aspx funds many theological seminaries including the Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT—To support a new faculty member with expertise in Christian-Muslim relations. A four-year grant of $475,000 an d to support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $50,000. They also fund: The Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC https://www.cic.edu/Pages/default.aspx —Renewed support for faculty seminars on teaching interfaith understanding, in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core https://www.ifyc.org. A three-year grant of $400,000. Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH—To establish an initiative to advance seminary environmental engagement, in collaboration with the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development  http://www.interfaithsustain.com/ and the Green Seminary Initiative http://www.greenseminaries.org/. A grant of $425,000. The Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC—Renewed support for faculty seminars on teaching interfaith understanding, in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core. A three-year grant of $400,000. Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To support the development of blended learning courses on interfaith leadership, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A three–year grant of $350,000. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA—To support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $42,500.
 
Interfaith Older Adults Program received a $5,000 SPARK grant from Diversified Insurance Solutions. http://interfaithmilw.org/category/grants/
 
Society for Nonprofits https://www.snpo.org/publications/fundingalert_bycategory.php?cs=RELI includes funding opportunities through the Lilly Foundation and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty. The SEVEN Fund, in partnership with the Center, has announced its annual 2010-11 essay competition. The Center, founded by development philanthropist Edward Scott, seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in its collective effort to reduce poverty and disease. The Society for Nonprofits also has information on grants through the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, The Covenant Foundation , which supports Jewish educators; Jewish Helping Hands and The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.
 
 
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation funds Religious Literacy & Interfaith Leadership initiatives. http://www.avdf.org/Programs/ReligiousLiteracyInterfaithLeadership.aspx.  The Comparative and International Education Society website also focuses on grants available for intefaith initiatives from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations http://www.cies.us/members/group_content_view.asp?group=146371&id=466122
Interfaith Youth Core works with university and college students on interfaith programs. https://www.ifyc.org/academic-initiatives/collaboration-and-grants
 
 
The goals of the Shinnyo-en Foundation http://sef.org/grants/ include, engaging youth and adults in meaningful acts of service and recipients include: Hartford Seminary, Spirituality and Practices of Asian Religion Course; New Vision Partners, Interfaith Youth Council of OC http://iycoc.org/, and Teen Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara, New Mexico Interfaith Immersion https://teeninterfaithcouncil.com/
 
Click here for a list of recent grants from the Kalliopeia Foundation http://kalliopeia.org/recent-grants/
 
Lilly Foundation funds the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Indianapolis, IN in support of the Festival of Faiths project; the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, IL; National Interfaith Cable Coalition in New York, NY, which supports the “ON Scripture”, Christian lectionary-based commentaries project; and the Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center in Naperville, IL . 
 

Government Initiatives

International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum  https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/subprojects/international-higher-ed...

President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge https://sites.ed.gov/fbnp/presidents-campus-challenge/

The U.S. Department of Education Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships works with the White House https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ofbnp/interfaithservice , and the Corporation for National and Community Service  https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/communities/faith-ba... to lead the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to interfaith and community service programming.

 

More Interfaith Funding

The Interfaith Network of Washington http://www.theinterfaithnetwork.org/  Spokane Interfaith Councihttp://spokanefavs.com/business-directory/spokane-interfaith-council/

Semnani Family Foundation http://semnanifamilyfoundation.org/  https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker-profile/?collection=gra...

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations http://www.avdf.org/   https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker-profile/?collection=gra...

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: www.iccr.org

Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program http://www.uua.org/giving/funding

Lilly Endowment http://www.lillyendowment.org/annualreports/2014/LE14_religion-grants.pdf

Henry Luce Foundation http://www.hluce.org/theologyrecentgrants.aspx  http://www.hluce.org/genguidelines.aspx Funding Guidelines

 

Catholic and Interfaith Funding

Cloverfields Foundation | Find Grantmakers & Nonprofit Funders  Giving primarily for Roman Catholic organizations and churches, as well as to an interfaith organization; funding also for education, and children and youth

US Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org/finance/srig.htm

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) (national) http://www.dioceseofraleigh.org/content/catholic-campaign-human-developm...

Jesuit Missions, Inc. http://jesuits.org/jminc 

Jesuit Foundation https://myusf.usfca.edu/provost/jesuit-foundation-grant

Interreligious Dialogue http://jesuits.org/whatwedo?PAGE=DTN-20130520124829

The Bannan Institute https://www.scu.edu/ic/programs/bannan-institutes/grants/

Interfaith initiative http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/news-events/The-Interfaith-Initiati...

 

Jewish Interfaith Funding

The Blumenthal Foundation https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker-profile/?collection=gra...

Hillel http://www.hillel.org/about/news-views/news-views---blog/news-and-views/...

Jewish Fund for Justice http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=7584

 

Muslim and Interfaith Funding

El-Hibri Foundation http://www.elhibrifoundation.org/ https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker-profile/?collection=gra...

The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/centers/jcmr/interfaith-curriculum-gr...

Silicon Valley Community Foundation https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/press-release-march-1-2012

New Ground http://mjnewground.org/

Foundations Supporting ING https://ing.org/foundations-supporting-ing/

 

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