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IFYC Alumni Interfaith Leadership Fund

The IFYC Alumni Interfaith Leadership Fund supports alumni who are committed to growing as interfaith leaders by initiating projects in their community and engaging in opportunities to further develop their leadership skills.

Awardees can receive funds to organize or participate in initiatives that promote interfaith cooperation. Applications can be for partial funding of a larger project, for example, covering the cost of marketing for a professional production of an interfaith themed play or covering part of the airfare to an international, professional conference in Germany.

If you have any questions regarding the types of opportunities that can be supported through the Interfaith Leadership Fund, please contact Hannah Willage, Alumni Relations Manager, at or 312.533.4206.



To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be a college/university graduate who participated in an IFYC program including, but not limited to:

  • Interfaith Leadership Institute
  • Interfaith Leadership Lab
  • Better Together
  • Fellows Alliance
  • Faiths Act Fellowship
  • Chicago Youth Council
  • Internship
  • One Chicago One Nation

Students who have not yet graduated can apply for funding toward initiatives that will take place after their graduation date.

Applications for the next round of awards are due April 1, 2020.  If an applicant needs expedited approval of an application because of timing of the opportunity please email to let her know of that need.



  • Social Media: Alumni Interfaith Leadership Fund awardees are expected to share about their project on social media, including the IFYC Alumni Facebook and/or LinkedIn groups.
  • Reflection: We ask all recipients complete a reflection survey after the opportunity has been completed.  This will help IFYC track the impact of the fund as well as be an opportunity for participants to reflect on the experience.