Grants & Leadership Awards

Emerging Leaders

Building Interfaith America Emerging Leader Grants

Accepting Applications

May 10 to June 17, 2022

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


    Emerging Leaders Grants are intended to support members of Interfaith America’s Emerging Leaders Network (formerly IFYC’s Alumni Network).


    The grants are up to $1,500. Up to 50% of the award can be used to support the awardee for their time.


    The application is open from May 10 to June 17, 2022. Applicants will be informed of their status by July 18, 2022. We expect the funded initiative will be implemented between Aug 2022–June 2023.

    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.


    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.

Grants & Fellowships

  • Request for Proposals

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

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Get Building

Apply for a Building Interfaith America Grant by June 17, 2022.

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Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions about grant submissions.

Hannah Willage

Director of Alumni Leadership

Interfaith America

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