Grants & Leadership Awards

Grants & Leadership Awards

Building Interfaith America Campus Grants

We will know we have achieved Interfaith America when it is simply commonplace for cities across the country to have days of interfaith service; when there is an established scholarly field called interfaith studies that certifies tens of thousands of people every year who have the knowledge base and skill set of interfaith leadership; when companies, schools, hospitals, and civil society organizations hire interfaith leaders because they recognize the significance of proactively engaging the religious diversity within their organizations; when houses of worship regularly have partnerships across faith lines; when people across traditions can readily articulate the theology or ethic of interfaith cooperation of their own community… Most importantly, when religious diversity is understood as a powerful and visible asset that ought to be engaged positively and proactively rather than a dynamic that is either invisible or a threat.

(Patel, 21)
  • Application Information

    Purpose & Eligibility

    Staff, faculty, and administrators at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. are eligible to apply. These grants aim to support campus educators to build interfaith America on campus – a place where identities are respected, mutually inspiring relationships are built, and there is common action for the common good. The audience for your project could be students, the whole campus, the broader community, or a combination of all three.  Successful applications will identify evidence for the expressed need, prioritize the engagement of religious and racial diversity to address that need, and clearly articulate the anticipated outcomes of the project. 


    The grants are $4,000 and will be sent in two payments. Up to $2,000 can be used to support individuals directly (campus professional, student, community partner) for their time. Applicants are responsible for understanding their campus granting process and the possible tax implications for receiving the grant.

    Grant Timeline

    We expect the funded program, training, workshop, or initiative will be implemented between Aug 2023-June 2024. Applications open March 20, 2023, and close May 15, 2023. Awardees will be notified by June 1, 2024.   

    Commitment to Racial Equity

    A portion of grants will be held to prioritize applications with team members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color and for initiatives at minority-serving institutions. 

Related Documents

  • Request for Proposals

    Click here to access the RFP for Building Interfaith America Campus Grants.

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  • Designing Responsive Interfaith Programs

    There are many ways interfaith can be leveraged to address the challenges of the day — and we must creatively imagine how to do so. This resource offers five ways to make interfaith programs successful in the current context.

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  • Interfaith Cooperation for Our Times

    This publication showcases institutional efforts to broaden, deepen, and strengthen commitments to interfaith teaching and learning.

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Applications opened March 20th and closed May 15th.

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Rachel Kline

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Interfaith America

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