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Grants to USA Colleges and Universities to
Support Interfaith Cooperation on Campus

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Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

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Grants to USA colleges and universities for programs that promote interfaith cooperation on campus. Funding is intended to support innovative activities that eliminate obstacles, bridge differences, and foster interfaith leadership while addressing divisive political, religious, and cultural issues that impact the United States.

IFYC is offering Campus Innovation Grants to support campuses as they implement sustainable initiatives to advance interfaith leadership. IFYC is particularly interested in supporting these initiatives at HBCU and HSI campuses.

Understanding that campuses start from different places and have different needs, grants will be available in four categories:

  1. Starter Innovation Grants
  2. Student Leadership Development Grants
  3. Staff and Faculty Professional Development Grants
  4. Creative Project Grants

For additional information about grant categories please see

The Foundation encourages proposals that creatively leverage existing assets to address real needs and advance interfaith cooperation into new areas of campus.

Grant funds should be used for project expenses, which can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Program supplies (food, books, printing costs, room rentals, speaker fees, etc.).
  • Travel expenses if your project includes site visits within your community or to other institutions.
  • Stipends (e.g. for student interns, interfaith fellows, or staff/faculty project leads). 

Grantees will have the opportunity to convene virtually to share best practices, workshop challenges, and learn from one another’s experiences. Grantees will also have access to coaching and support from IFYC staff to assist in their grant implementation.

Grantees will be able to convene in person at the annual August Interfaith Leadership Institute in Chicago.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185464

Estimated Size of Grant:

IFYC is offering Campus Innovation Grants in the amount of $2000 and $4000.
- Starter Innovation Grants ($2000)
- Student Leadership Development Grants ($4000)
- Staff and Faculty Professional Development Grants ($4000)
- Creative Project Grants ($4000)

Term of Contract:

- Innovation Grant funds will go to support interfaith initiatives on campus from August 1st, 2020 – June 30th, 2021.
- In the selection process, IFYC will give preference to campuses that propose projects that are focused and achievable within one academic year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All undergraduate-serving U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for a Campus Innovation Grant.

Funds should not be used for the following:
- Indirect or overhead costs. The entirety of the grant funds should go directly to project expenses.
- Costs associated with bringing IFYC staff to campus.
- Furniture or equipment as a standalone project, unless these are incorporated into a larger programmatic strategy.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications will be accepted January 15th, 2020, until the deadline on March 23rd, 2020.

Grants will be awarded in mid-April 2020.

Application Requirements
Applicants should submit the following materials to be considered for an IFYC Campus Innovation Grant:
- The Campus Interfaith Inventory, in order to map your campus’s assets in each of the nine leadership practices. Request your institution’s unique Inventory link here: , or contact Rob LeLaurin with questions.
- An online application where applicants can expect to enter demographic information, an abstract of their proposed interfaith initiative, a description of the proposed outcomes and narrative detail of their proposal, a project timeline and budget.

The Campus Interfaith Inventory:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

- Please contact Katherine O’Brien at with any questions pertaining to your grant submission.

- If you have questions about the Campus Interfaith Inventory, please contact Rob LeLaurin at

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