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Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy

Deadline: October 15, 2017

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are interested in supporting programs that prepare leaders to foster mutual respect for religious beliefs and traditions and that address the ways in which a multi-faith society appreciates inquiry and magnifies the need for civil discourse. Investments support organizations that seek to educate leaders in higher education, corporate leadership, journalism, and other professions in order to advance mutual respect for religious beliefs and faith traditions. The Foundations also encourage grants that contribute to a religiously well-informed public.

Specifically, the Foundations are interested in programs that enhance public understanding of the religious beliefs and practices that shape America, both historically and in the present. Proposals will be considered in the following general areas:

  • Higher education programs in interfaith leadership and religious literacy
  • Interfaith curriculum development in theological schools, private colleges, universities, and programs with national impact
  • Interfaith issues in palliative care and end of life
  • Interfaith issues embedded in environmental engagement, stewardship, and solutions

Amount: Two types of grants are awarded: planning grants that range from $25,000-$100,000 and comprehensive grants that range from $250,000-$300,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving is on a national basis.

Link: http://www.avdf.org/Programs/InterfaithLeadershipReligiousLiteracy.aspx

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