Grants & Leadership Awards

Emerging Leaders

Building Interfaith America Emerging Leader Grants

Grant Information

Grant Information

Grants are offered to the members of the Emerging Leaders Network (formerly known as the Alumni Network of IFYC) to create initiatives, events, or projects that Build Interfaith America. Grant recipients will use the funding to carry out projects that address a social need through an interfaith lens and/or to participate in activities that further develop the individual’s interfaith leadership skills. Topics could include racial equity, environmental protection, bridge building, etc.



Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Working with community partners or civic institutions or a project to address a need in the community (e.g., loneliness and mental health crisis; food insecurity; barriers to health equity)
• Participating in a workshop, training, or conference that increase the recipient’s ability to apply their interfaith skills in their specific context (e.g., Conference on Medicine and Religion, Storytelling training, leadership coaching, religious denomination conference to further one’s ethic of interfaith cooperation)
• Implementing a program on the intersections of race and religion (e.g., religious and racial literacy campaigns; film screening and discussion, Get Out the Vote efforts; service and civic engagement opportunities with religious literacy training)

Application Information

  • Eligiblity

    All members of the Interfaith America’s Emerging Network, made up of young professionals applying interfaith skills beyond higher education.

  • Amount

    The grants are up to $1,000. Up to 50% of the award can be used to support the awardee for their time.

  • Timeline

    The application is open February 14 through March 31, 2024. Applications will be processed by April 15. Funded initiatives must be implemented and reported on by June 15, 2024.

  • Commitment to Racial Equity

    Priority will be given to applicants that promote Racial Equity through their projects, engage their community, and are prepared to share their stories through our online narrative platform.

  • Purpose

    These grants are intended to support members of the Emerging Leaders Network to carry out projects that address a community need with an interfaith lens and/or to support the recipient to engage in activities such as workshops or trainings that further develop the individual’s interfaith leadership skills.

  • Expressed Need

    Successful applications will identify evidence for the expressed need and clearly articulate the anticipated outcomes of the project.

Grantee Final Report

If you’ve been awarded a Building Interfaith America Grant and have completed your project or opportunity, submit your final report here.

Submit Report

Contact Us

Reach out with questions about the final report.

Amar Peterman

Program Manager

Interfaith America

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