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Faith & Civic Life

Faith in Elections Playbook Grant​

Interfaith America and Protect Democracy create opportunities for faith-based organizations to take meaningful action to protect the 2024 election.

Ready to serve our democracy?

If you are ready and able to serve our democracy in its hour of need, we are ready to partner with you. The Faith in Elections Playbook can help your faith community, organization or association find its own way to support and protect the 2024 election. Designed with tools to help you address polarization, build cohesion in your community, share trustworthy information about voting processes and support, recruit poll workers and establish new polling places, you can find a way to meet the needs of your community no matter your worldview, identities, or location.

Program Overview

$1,000

Organization Grants

Grants are being offered to for religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) organizations to  to provide a stipend to an organizer (up to half), pay for materials, or cover costs for an event.

Below are specific examples, requirements, and deliverables for the grants for the Organization Grants:

  • Eligibility: This funding is reserved for religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) organizations. Individuals should apply on behalf of their organization. The grant may not be used for partisan political purposes, for the benefit of or opposition to any political party or candidate, or to lobby a political body on behalf of or in opposition to any legislation or other proposal that may come before that body.
  • Deliverables: Organizations who receive these funds will commit to doing two (2) of the following: 
    • Recruit at least ten (10) people to sign up as poll workers. 
    • Find one (1) new polling location in their county.
    • Recruit five (5) poll chaplains. Implement trustworthy information initiatives (see Playbook for examples).
    • Host one (1) meeting between local election officials and community leaders. 
    • Host at least three (3) bridge-building activities. 

$15,000

Network and Association Grants

This grant opportunity is now closed.

Grants were offered to religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) associations with a network of partners, affiliates, or members to maximize impact through partnership.

Below are specific examples, requirements, and deliverables for the grants for the Network and Association Grants:

  • Eligibility: This funding is reserved for religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) associations with a network of partners, affiliates or members to achieve the grant requirements. The grant may not be used for partisan political purposes, for the benefit of or opposition to any political party or candidate, or to lobby a political body on behalf of or in opposition to any legislation or other proposal that may come before that body.
  • Deliverables: These entities must commit to doing three (3) of the following:
    • Recruit fifty (50) people to sign up as poll workers.
    • Find one (1) new polling location throughout their network.
    • Recruit ten (10) poll chaplains.
    • Have at least ten (10) entities implement trustworthy information initiatives (see Playbook for examples).
    • Host five (5) meetings between local election officials and leaders from the organization’s network.
    • Host ten (10) bridge-building conversations.

Grant Details

Organization Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis to support proposals for work up to 4 months after the application.

  • Applications Open: Apply for an Organization Grant.
  • Decisions Communicated: Decisions will be communicated up to 3 weeks after submission for $1,000 organizational grants.
  • Grants Disbursed: 30 days after full paperwork is submitted.
  • Program and Budget Report due: Program and budget reports are due 4 months after payments is disbursed for Organization Grants.

Request for Proposals​

Faith in Elections Playbook Grant RFP

Interfaith America and Protect Democracy create opportunities for faith-based organizations to take meaningful action to protect the 2024 election.

Contact Us

Please reach out with questions about the grant or eligibility.

Rollie Olson

Program Manager

Interfaith America

The signal achievement of American democracy is having different identities and divergent ideologies living together in a common civic and political community.

— Eboo Patel

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