Religious Diversity & Bridgebuilding

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.

Applications Open

November 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023

Ready to serve our democracy?

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.

Grant Opportunities

$1,000

Organization Grants

These grants are available for religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) organizations, who would benefit from a modest infusion of funds to provide a stipend to an organizer, pay for materials, or cover costs for an event. Organizations who receive these funds commit to two deliverables, such as but not limited to recruiting poll workers or chaplains, hosting community events, and finding new polling locations.

$15,000

Network and Association Grants

These grants are available to 501(c)(3) national organizations, denominations, or networks with individual congregations, organizations with chapters or networks, or individual civic groups that partner with others to maximize impact. Networks and associations who receive these funds commit to three deliverables, such as but not limited to recruiting poll workers or chaplains, hosting community events, and finding new polling locations.

Grant Details

  • For the organization grants, this funding is reserved for religious, educational, and civic 501(c)(3) organizations. Individuals should apply on behalf of their organization. 
  • For the network and association grants, 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. 

Organization grants are $1,000. Network and Association grants are $15,000.

Organizational Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis to support proposals for work up to 4 months after the application; Network and Association grants will run in three (3) rounds (see table below):

 

$1,000 Organizations Grants

Organizations who receive these funds will commit to doing two (2) of the following:

  • Recruit at least twenty-five (25) 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

These entities must commit to doing three (3) of the following:

  • Recruit two hundred and fifty (250) people to sign up as poll workers.
  • Find two (2) new polling locations throughout their network.
  • Recruit ten (10) poll chaplains.
  • Have at least ten (10) entities implement trustworthy information initiatives (see Playbook for examples).
  • Host ten (10) meetings between local election officials and leaders from the organization’s network.
  • Host fifteen (15) bridge-building conversations.

As a part of our commitment to racial equity, Interfaith America, and the staff who steward our grants look to integrate thought partners with diverse racial backgrounds throughout the process of the grant- from creation to outreach, applications, implementation, and feedback. We are intentional about reaching out to new communities and partners, thinking critically about racial diversity in the applicant and acceptance pools.

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