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Grants & Leadership Awards

Grants & Leadership Awards

Building Interfaith America Campus Grants

Grant Information

Grant Information

The Building Interfaith America grants are an invitation to identify a need or opportunity in your community, propose a project to address it, and leverage the strength of interfaith cooperation to achieve your goal.

We believe that the religious diversity of the U.S. is a strength. When we engage that diversity proactively, we can address the challenges of our communities and nation. Yet, engaging across deep differences requires interfaith leadership skills and resources. As this nation continues to strive to realize our foundational aspiration — a true diverse democracy — we need everyone to contribute.

  • Application Information

    Eligibility

    Staff, faculty, and administrators at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. are eligible to apply. See below for more details.

    Amount

    Grants are up to $5,000 with up to $2,000 eligible to be used to support individuals for their time.

    Grant Timeline

    We expect the funded program, training, workshop, or initiative will be implemented between Aug 2022-June 2023.

    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.

  • Co-Curricular Grants

    Purpose and Eligibility

    These grants aim to support administrators, chaplains, and student life/success staff in strengthening an opportunity to achieve the U.S.’s highest ideals as a religiously diverse democracy. 

    Audience

    The audience for your project could be students, the campus, the broader community, or a combination of all three. 

    Funding

    The grants are $5,000 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. 

  • Curricular Grants

    Purpose and Eligibility

    These grants are intended to support educators in designing and teaching curriculum that examines and responds to context-specific issues with an interfaith lens. Faculty (including contingent, adjunct, contract, and part-time), staff, and administrators are eligible. 

    Collaboration and Examples  

    We encourage partnerships between faculty, fields of study, and campus and community. Projects may include new or redesigned courses, experiential learning, or modules to be used across campus.

    Funding

    The grants are $5,000 and will be sent in two payments. Up to $2,000 can be used to support individuals directly (campus professional, student, community partner).

  • Application Process

    Timeline

    The application is open from May 10 to June 17, 2022. 

    Applicants will be informed of their status by July 18, 2022.

    Identifying an Expressed Need

    Successful applications will identify evidence for the expressed need, prioritize religious and racial diversity to address that need, and clearly articulate the anticipated outcomes of the project.

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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The grant cycle for 2022 has closed. Please stay tuned for opportunities in 2023!

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions about grant submissions.

Rachel Kline

Program Manager

Interfaith America

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