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Nomination for the 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 through a $500 grant and mentoring to bring the interfaith leadership skills they developed during undergrad into the world beyond their campuses.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a recent graduate with growing interfaith leadership.  An ideal candidate is someone with the passion to organize an interfaith project in their new community in the coming year.  The deadline for Nomination for the Starter Grant is January 15, 2020.

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 . . . IFYC welcomes innovative approaches to promoting pluralism, as well.

 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 in the IFYC network

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