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Interfaith Starter Grant

In a time of political and cultural division, our nation is in need of interfaith leaders who can build bridges across difference.  Interfaith Starter Grants are designed to support recent graduates in bringing the interfaith leadership skills they developed during undergrad into the world beyond their campuses.

Eligible Projects:

  • Organize an event with your faith/intentionally secular community to connect with neighboring communities. 
  • Coordinate an interfaith workshop at your graduate school to explore the connection between your area of study and the importance of interfaith cooperation.  
  • Host a dinner with friends to discuss shared values.
  • Partner with a local organization to offer an interfaith component to its existing work.
  • Increase your interfaith knowledge by organizing site visits or interviewing your interfaith role models.
  • And more . . . If you have an idea for an interfaith project beyond the categories listed above, we invite you to be creative!  At IFYC, we love innovative approaches to promoting pluralism!
Grant Timeline: 
  • The application close on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  • Grantees will be selected and notified by Wednesday, February 12.
  • $500 grants  will be awarded by the end of February.
  • The grant period will run from February 2020 through June 2020.

 Grantees are eligible for: 

  • One-on-one coaching with IFYC Staff
  • Webinars to help you make the most impact with your grant 
    • Topics include:
      • Budgeting
      • Project Planning
      • Building Partnerships
  • Mentoring from experienced Interfaith Leaders in a variety of fields who are a part of the IFYC network
Grantee responsibilities:
  • Spend funds in accordance to the budget described in your application during the grant period (October 2019- June 2020).
  • Complete an end of year report that provides information about the outcomes of the project as well as the grantee's leadership development through the project.
Information Required in this application:
  • Contact Information
  • Project Description 
  • Budget Breakdown
Questions?

Please contact IFYC’s Alumni team at any point during the application process with any questions:
hannahw@ifyc.org or 312-533-4206.