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AARON AND MARIE BLACKMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 1989, focuses its grantmaking primarily on Jewish organizations, temples, and schools. Of particular interest are centers and services for the aging, education, human services, and international programs based in Israel. [More...]

BLANCHE M. WALSH CHARITY TRUST

The Trust supports Roman Catholic charities, education, and social services delivery. Grants are awarded for one year, with the possible renewal of a second year. [More...]

CALVIN INSTITUTE OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

The Instituteís Vital Worship Grants seek to foster vital worship in congregations, parishes, and other worshiping communities in North America. Priority is given to projects that connect public worship to intergenerational faith formation and Christian discipleship, a theme that can unfold in many facets of worship from Bible reading to preaching to Baptism and the Lordís Supper, intercessory prayer, congregational song, visual arts, and more. [More...]

CARRIE ESTELLE DOHENY FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds nonprofits endeavoring to advance education, medicine, and religion; to improve the health and welfare of the sick, aged, incapacitated; and to aid those in need. Educational funding is targeted toward inner city Catholic schools as well as scholarship funds for Catholic high schools and universities. [More...]

CARYLON FOUNDATION

The Foundation awards general support grants to organizations of the Christian, interdenominational, Jewish, and Presbyterian faiths. Higher education institutions, health care organizations, international missions/ministries, medical centers, religious organizations, and temples receive support. [More...]

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

The Campaign, a program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was begun in 1970 to fund projects such as ďvoter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs and setting up of rural cooperatives.Ē The Campaignís Community Organizing grants support projects where poor and marginalized people join together to seek solutions to local problems and find ways to improve their lives and neighborhoods. Organizations must demonstrate a change from traditional approaches to poverty by attacking the basic causes of poverty and by effecting institutional change. [More...]

CENTER FOR INTERFAITH ACTION ON GLOBAL POVERTY

The SEVEN Fund, in partnership with the Center, has announced its annual 2010-11 essay competition. The Center, founded by development philanthropist Edward Scott, seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in its collective effort to reduce poverty and disease. [More...]

CHARLES AND LYNN SCHUSTERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on programs that seek to enrich and expand Jewish communities in the United States, Israel and the former Soviet Union. The Foundation also provides assistance to nonsectarian organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Tulsa, Okla., in the areas of education, child development, and community service. [More...]

CHARLES BRONFMAN PRIZE

Named for Charles Bronfman who spent a lifetime developing, implementing, and supporting initiatives that help to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people, the Prize is awarded in his honor. Bronfman spent his life investing in next generations to expand their knowledge and appreciation of their history, heritage, and cultural identity; and impacting on the direction of Jewish life and community. [More...]

CHATLOS FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides program support to Bible colleges, religious causes, liberal arts colleges, medical concerns with an emphasis on equipment, and social concerns. Less emphasis is given to requests for bricks and mortar, endowments, conferences and administration, and multi-year grants. [More...]

CHRISTIAN AID MINISTRIES

The Organizationís primary purpose is to be a trustworthy and efficient channel for Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Controlled by a 10-member Board of Directors and operated by a six-member Executive Committee, the nonprofit aggregates contributions from concerned individuals and churches throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and other countries. [More...]

CONRAD N. HILTON FUND FOR SISTERS

The Fund supports the apostolic work of Roman Catholic sisters. Only vowed members of officially recognized Roman Catholic congregations of women religious are eligible to receive funding. [More...]

CORA FOUNDATION

This private, family Foundationís mission is to support Christian-based ministries that serve the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of people helping them come to know the love of Christ and live a dedicated Christian life. The Foundation provides support nationally for three primary programs: education, discipleship, and human services. [More...]

CORMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Touch 1 program was founded to employ workers displaced by the sale of a former company as well as to create a source of funding for evangelical Christian organizations to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Foundationís distribution policy targets one third of its funds to domestic organizations and two thirds to international organizations, specifically those in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, and parts of Western Africa. [More...]

COVENANT FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports innovative programs in Jewish schools, agencies, community organizations, and other institutional settings. These grants enable creative Jewish educators to develop and implement outstanding approaches to Jewish education that are potentially replicable in other settings. [More...]

FOR KIDS ONLY

The Organizationís grantmaking supports programs with specific faith-based components that focus on at-risk children ages 0 to 12. The programs should further the Organizationís mission, have specific measurable, spiritual, and academic outcomes, and serve as a model in their local community. [More...]

FRANK E. CLARK CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust has two primary focus areas: religion and low-income adults. The Trust works in collaboration with national and regional denominational bodies to identify small churches in small communities in need of funding. [More...]

GHR FOUNDATION

The Foundation applies entrepreneurial creativity and universal catholic values in the areas of health, education, and global development. Founded by entrepreneurs Gerald A. [More...]

INTERO FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Intero Real Estate, seeks to create community awareness by demonstrating good corporate citizenship. Its mission is to positively impact the growth and well-being of children through supporting organizations focused on assisting children (birth through age 17), their education, and personal development. [More...]

JEWISH HELPING HANDS

The Organization has launched its new Tikkun Olam grant program to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness around the world. This program will support projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized. [More...]

JIM JOSEPH FOUNDATION

The Shimon Ben Joseph Foundation, commonly known as the Jim Joseph Foundation, is devoted exclusively to supporting the education of Jewish youth. About 60 percent of the awards focus on teens and young adults, ages 13 to 23, located in the greater metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. [More...]

JOHN C. LASKO FOUNDATION TRUST

The Trust was created by John C. Lasko, the founder of Republic Tool and Die, the largest privately owned tool and die company in North America. [More...]

JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION

The Foundation, founded by the late Sr. John Templeton, has re-opened to new funding requests. [More...]

KALLIOPEIA FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports projects that contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies, rather than divides, all people. Grantmaking is targeted at the work of people committed to holistic personal, community, and planetary transformation and healing based on the recognition that we are at the core one humanity, expressing itself through myriad ways and forms. [More...]

KOCH FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports the evangelization efforts of the Catholic Church both in the U.S. and worldwide. [More...]

KORET FOUNDATION

The Foundation was created in 1979 with money from the estates of Joseph and Stephanie Koret, founders of the Koret of California womenís sportswear line. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the following areas: public policy initiatives, K-12 education reform, free-market economic expansion in Israel, and a thriving Bay Area cultural landscape. [More...]

LILLY ENDOWMENT

The Endowmentís National Clergy Renewal Program seeks to strengthen congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to spend time away from the daily demands of parish ministry and engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal times are not paid vacations, but times for intentional exploration and reflection. [More...]

LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE

The Instituteís Pastoral Leadership Grant program supports research and reflection by pastors and academics on the conditions of contemporary Christian ministry, the nature of contemporary pastoral leadership in light of those conditions, and the character of pastoral excellence. Grant periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. [More...]

LOYOLA FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports overseas Catholic mission communities, primarily in less developed countries such as Africa, India, Central and South America. The Foundation awards grants for projects that demonstrate local support, have approval from the area diocesan ordinary, and show promise of becoming self-sustaining after completion. [More...]

LUCIUS N. LITTAUER FOUNDATION

The Foundationís interests involve supporting Judaica book funds and scholarly research on Jewish studies. The Foundation has also funded medical research with an emphasis on medical ethics and the environment. [More...]

MARY'S PENCE

The Organization awards its ministry grants to Catholic women working with projects aimed at self-empowerment among economically poor women and children throughout the Americas. Of particular interest are small ministries that emerge as women respond urgently to the needs in their own communities. [More...]

MAX AND ANNA LEVINSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation makes grants to activist organizations committed to developing a more just, caring, ecological, and sustainable world. The Foundation seeks people and organizations that combine idealism, dedication and genuine concern with rigorous analysis and strategic plans, and that foster a sense of social connection, mutual recognition, and solidarity. [More...]

MAX M. & MARJORIE S. FISHER FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. Priority is given to supporting the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people and respecting its legacy and commitment to the Detroit, Mich., community. [More...]

METANEXUS INSTITUTE ON RELIGION AND SCIENCE

The Local Societies Initiative is an Institute project with funding from the John Templeton Foundation. The Initiative provides three-year grants to fund start-up costs for dialogue groups exploring the dynamic interface between religion and science. [More...]

MUSTARD SEED FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a Christian family foundation inspired by the parable of the mustard seed. Grants are awarded to churches and Christian organizations worldwide. [More...]

OLDHAM LITTLE CHURCH FOUNDATION

The foundation focuses its grantmaking on small Evangelical Protestant churches with congregations ranging in size from 35 to 300. Established in 1949 in Texas by Morris Calvin Oldham, preference is given to completion grants for facility/building project needs in the form of repairs, renovations, and new construction projects. [More...]

PORTICUS NORTH AMERICAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to enrich the life of the Catholic Church in the Untied States and Canada and to support the Churchís outreach to the marginalized and disadvantaged. Grantmaking is focused on three areas: renewal of the pastoral life of the Catholic Church; social service and outreach to disadvantaged families and communities; Catholic education and faith formation. [More...]

PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE ON THE SELF DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE

The Committee is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church thatís a partnership of love, justice, and empowerment reflecting the image of God who stands with all people. The Organization is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty or social systems; want to take charge of their own lives; have organized or are organizing to do something about their own conditions; have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes for their lives and communities; and will control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly. [More...]

PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE ON THE SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE

The Committee participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. The Committee currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. [More...]

PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM

The Program, part of the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, provides grants in five areas: direct food relief, development assistance, public policy advocacy, education, and lifestyle integrity. The Program seeks to fulfill its mission through strategic grantmaking as well as Web educational and worship materials, partnership collaborations, and participatory programs. [More...]

RASKOB FOUNDATION

Roman Catholic church organizations and missionary activities around the world are the Foundationís sole interest. The Foundation supports elementary and secondary education, community action and development, missionary activities, ministries (including youth and parish), health care, social concerns, AIDS victims, finance and development, and relief services. [More...]

RASKOB FOUNDATION FOR CATHOLIC ACTIVITIES

Roman Catholic church organizations and missionary activities around the world are the Foundationís sole interest. The Foundation supports elementary and secondary education, community action and development, missionary activities, ministries (including youth and parish), health care, social concerns, AIDS victims, finance and development, and relief services. [More...]

RIGHTEOUS PERSONS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established by film director Steven Spielberg, focuses its grantmaking on projects that revitalize Jewish life, help youth to learn about Judaism, and promote tolerance among all peoples of faith and ethnicities. Of particular interest are projects that explore new ideas and opportunities with a special emphasis on young people. [More...]

SAJE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 1999, focuses its grantmaking on supporting Christian organizations in the United States and in the developing world. The Foundationís principle partnerships are with organizations that effectively integrate their Christian faith in programs that assist people who suffer from material or spiritual poverty and injustice. [More...]

SIEBERT LUTHERAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds Christian ministries identified with Lutheran churches and organizations. The Foundation enables the Lutheran community to be more collaborative, creative, and effective in how it shares the Word of God, how it educates and instills Christian values in youth, and how it serves people in need. [More...]

STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION

The Foundation earmarks its funds to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. Funding is targeted at organizations that address leadership, poverty, reconciliation and justice, relational evangelism, cultural engagement, and organizational enhancement. [More...]

STRAKE FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds primarily Roman Catholic-affiliated associations including hospitals and higher and secondary educational institutions. The Foundation is also interested in adult basic education and literacy, museums, and arts and culture. [More...]

T. JAMES KAVANAGH FOUNDATION

The Foundationís grantmaking is focused on the Roman Catholic Church and religious associations along with support for U.S. Roman Catholic schools. [More...]

TEN TALENTS FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission statement guides its work. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on churches and Christian organizations that are working in the areas of youth, education, human and social services, health, and the arts. [More...]

THE AARON STRAUS AND LILLIE STRAUS FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to promote and sustain a strong Jewish community, both locally and worldwide. The Foundation also focuses its grantmaking on securing better futures for vulnerable children and their families by connecting them to opportunities which nurture their educational, social, economic, and physical well being. [More...]

THE BELL TRUST

The Trust provides temporary funding only to congregations associated with Churches of Christ. The Trust provides ongoing assistance to congregations in the support of ministers or missionaries. [More...]

THE CARL AND PAULA KOCH FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds evangelization activities of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world. The Foundation awards most of its grants in two primary areas: preparation of evangelists and direct evangelization. [More...]

THE CHARLES BRONFMAN PRIZE

The Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. [More...]

THE CORA FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to support Christian-based ministries that serve the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of people helping them to come to know the love of Christ and live a dedicated Christian life. Grants are awarded in the following three areas: education, discipleship, and human services. [More...]

THE CORFU FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to contribute to the awakening of higher consciousness and reconnection to ancient wisdom. The Foundationís role is to nurture a deeper understanding of the times we live in and to support groups and individuals working to address the root causes of current imbalances. [More...]

THE CROWELL TRUST

The Trust was established by Henry Parsons Crowell, the founder of The Quaker Oats Company. Itís dedicated to the teaching and active extension of the doctrines of Evangelical Christianity. [More...]

THE FISHMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on Jewish culture, education, and the arts. It supports research, education, and cultural develop of and for the community; scholarships related to Jewish services, education, social, and community activities; medical and scientific research; educational grants and scholarships; and underserved local community programs. [More...]

THE FORUM FOR THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION

The Forum is a leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through Christian communities. Since its founding in 1954, the Forum has provided resources, events, networks, grants, and fellowships to cultivate tomorrowís leaders, pastors, and theological educators. [More...]

THE GENERATION TRUST

The Trust was created in 1985 in Ohio by John D. Beckett of the R.W. [More...]

THE HILTON FUND FOR SISTERS

Founded by hotel magnate Conrad N. Hilton, the Fund supports the apostolic work of Roman Catholic women religious. [More...]

THE JACOB AND HILDA BLAUSTEIN FOUNDATION

The Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad; however the Jewish life one is the most general. [More...]

THE KENDRICK FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established to promote the dissemination of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The majority of funds are distributed to charitable organizations that spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in America by radio or television broadcasts or by such other medium (electronic or otherwise) as the trustees may deem to be a feasible approximation to radio or television broadcasting in light of then-existing technology. [More...]

THE LILLY ENDOWMENT

The Endowmentís Clergy Renewal program seeks to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly form the persistent obligations of daily parish life and engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal periods arenít vacations, but a chance to regain enthusiasm and creativity for ministry. [More...]

THE LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE

The Institute, based at Louisville Seminary, is funded by the Lilly Endowment with the goal of supporting those who lead and study American religious institutions. The Instituteís grants programs support thoughtful, reflective pastors by offering opportunities to some pastors for sabbatical renewal and to others for creative research and writing that are deeply rooted in pastoral life and practice. [More...]

THE LOYOLA FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports overseas Catholic mission communities primarily in less developed countries such as Africa, India, Central and South America. The Foundation awards capital grants only, for items such as construction, equipment, and vehicles. [More...]

THE LUNDMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation funded by serial entrepreneur, Philip Lundman, focuses its grantmaking on Christian organizations and agencies that cater to youth development and human services across the nation. It makes a limited amount of grants annually. [More...]

THE MACLELLAN FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to serve strategic international and national organizations committed to furthering the Kingdom of Christ and select local organizations, which foster the spiritual welfare of the community. Current giving strategies include: creating a revolution of generosity by providing consulting services to U.S. [More...]

THE MACLELLAN FOUNDATIONS

One of three Foundations (The Maclellan Foundation, the Robert L. and Kathrina H. [More...]

THE MUSTARD SEED FOUNDATION

This Christian family foundation was established in 1983. It provides grants to churches and Christian organizations worldwide that are engaged in ministry including outreach, discipleship, and economic empowerment. [More...]

THE STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION

Founded by lumber and paper products company heir, Dave Weyerhauser, the Foundation provides grants to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. Grants are made to organizations and projects that address the following themes: leadership, poverty, reconciliation and justice, relational evangelism and discipleship, and children and risk. [More...]

THE TRUST FOR MEDITATION PROCESS

Founded in 1986 by a Christian layman with a deep commitment to meditation and a desire that others share his heritage, the Foundationís mission is to encourage meditation and contemplative practice among Christians. Grantmaking is focused on organizations that reclaim and teach Christian contemplative traditions, those that introduce meditation in the Christian community, or those that further understanding of contemplative practice in all spiritual traditions. [More...]

THE TRUST FOR THE MEDITATION PROCESS

The Trust seeks to encourage meditation and contemplative practice among Christians. The Trustís grantmaking is focused on organizations that reclaim and teach Christian contemplative traditions, the introduce meditation in the Christian community and that further our understanding of contemplative practice in all spiritual traditions. [More...]

THE WESTERMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on educational institutions that emphasize Catholic education; Christian-based organizations, which promote family unity and values; and programs, which provide assistance to the poor and abused. Priority is given to Catholic education and organizations; educational projects and programs intended for community growth; and the enhancement of youth programs, which nurture the fundamental ideas of faith, charity, and the awareness of being fair. [More...]

TRUST FOR THE MEDITATION PROCESS

The Trust is a charitable foundation that encourages meditation and contemplative practice among Christians. The Trust makes grants to nonprofits that reclaim and teach Christian contemplative traditions, that introduce meditation in the Christian community, or that further understanding of contemplative practice in all spiritual traditions. [More...]

TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the religious publishing company. It focuses its grantmaking on Christian and Protestant agencies and religious federated giving programs. [More...]

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION OF CONGREGATIONS

The Organizationís Fund for a Just Society accepts proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. [More...]

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FUNDING PROGRAM

The denominational grantmaking Program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, seeks to promote the influence of Unitarian Universalist principles by awarding funds to various organizations. The Program awards funds to both UU and non-UU projects and organizations. [More...]

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST VEATCH PROGRAM

The Program supports organizations that put Unitarian Universalists principles into practice. The Program funds Unitarian Universalist and community organizations working on a variety of issues in different parts of the country. [More...]

VINE AND BRANCHES FOUNDATION

The Foundation exists to glorify God by supporting Christian charitable organizations that effectively build Godís Kingdom. Built upon the Holy Scripture (John 15:5), the Foundationís mission is to promote Christianity and the building of Godís Kingdom through partnerships with organizations that have the same beliefs and overt expression of Christian faith through their programs. [More...]

VIRGINIA H. FARAH FOUNDATION

The Foundation makes grants for the maintenance and growth of the Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world with the goal of helping spread the Christian message while improving the quality of life on earth. Endowed by the daughter of an Orthodox priest, grants are awarded in the following topics: education, general, humanitarian, media and technology, mission and outreach, music and iconography, and publications. [More...]



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