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2017

Baylor University Press, Waco, TX—To support a publication of an edited volume on disruption and hope in theological education. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA—To support an interdisciplinary project on community-engaged scholarship and the common good. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA—To support an analysis of its recruitment and retention practices. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Villanova University, Villanova, PA—To support an interdisciplinary network of scholars exploring the intersection of religious and political ideas. A two-year grant of $200,000.


2016

American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA—To establish a Public Theology Certificate, in collaboration with the PICO National Network. A grant of $425,000.

Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica Hispana (AETH), Orlando, FL—In support of an event to celebrate its 25th anniversary. A one-time grant of $9,500.

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Decatur, GA—To support the assessment of healthcare chaplaincy education. A three-year grant of $275,000.

Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY—Renewed support for the Auburn Senior Fellows Program. A three-year grant of $600,000.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY—In support of the Dignity Initiative. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To launch an Interreligious Institute. A grant of $425,000.

The Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC—Renewed support for faculty seminars on teaching interfaith understanding, in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Duke University, Durham, NC—To support “Rethinking Humanity’s Place in an Anthropocene World,” a project at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. A four-year grant of $550,000.

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA—To support a visiting Muslim scholar from Indonesia. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA—To support a project on American evangelicals and Islamophobia. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany—To support the publication of the scholarly edition of Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana. A one-time grant of $35,000.

Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA—To support an exploratory project on the future of theological education. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA—To support a project on current and future directions in theological education. A three-year grant of $275,000.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH—To establish an initiative to advance seminary environmental engagement, in collaboration with the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and the Green Seminary Initiative. A grant of $425,000.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH—To support the American Religious Sounds Project at the Center for the Study of Religion. A two-year grant of $200,000.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA—For a project on campus chaplaincy and religious diversity. A grant of $425,000.

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH—To support an academic conference, Jimmy Carter and the ‘Year of the Evangelicals’: Reconsidered. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA—To explore the scope, feasibility, and design of a new research platform for scholars, publishers, librarians and others. A one-time grant of $40,000.

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO—To support Public Religion and Public Scholarship in the Digital Age, a project at the Center for Media, Religion and Culture. A three-year grant of $500,000.

University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, Edinburgh, Scotland—To launch a Global Network of Christian-Muslim Studies. A grant of $425,000.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA—To support a project on public theology and journalism. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN—To support a project on public theology and racial justice. A three-year grant of $1,000,000.

Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI—To develop a program on disability and ministry. A grant of $425,000.

Yale University, New Haven, CT—To support an interdisciplinary project on material religion in the Americas. A five-year grant of $500,000.


2015

Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL—To support communications during the Ordinary Synod of the Roman Catholic Church. A one-time grant of $9,500.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, Pittsburgh, PA —To continue the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program. A one-year grant of $600,000.

Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, MD—To support a pilot program to deepen the understanding of Catholic social teaching among U.S. seminarians. A three-year grant of $330,000.

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS—Renewed support for joint initiatives with the Myanmar Institute of Theology. A three-year grant of $300,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support a visiting professor of Muslim studies and sociology of religion. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support the conference Selma at 50: Still Marching. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC—To support a summer seminar on teaching interfaith understanding in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To support the development of blended learning courses on interfaith leadership, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A three–year grant of $350,000.

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA—To support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $42,500.

Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT—To support a new faculty member with expertise in Christian-Muslim relations. A four-year grant of $475,000.

Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT—To support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Human Media, Boston, MA—To support a four-part public radio series on the spirituality of nonviolence. A two-year grant of $235,000.

New York University, New York, NY—To support an exploratory project on the current landscape of Muslim leadership studies. A one-time grant of $50,000.

On Being, Minneapolis, MN—To support the launch of “Public Theology Reimagined,” a multi-media project. A two-year grant of $500,000.

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX—To support the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions. A three-year grant of $500,000.

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY —To support a project on the sacred arts. A three-year grant of $250,000.

Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle, WA—To support the launch of the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY—To support the launch of a program on Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement. A five-year grant of $500,000.

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA—To support “Religion in the World,” a public theology program at the Center for the Study of Religion. A three-year grant of $1,000,000.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA—To support “Religion and its Publics,” a program at the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion. A three-year grant of $1,000,000.

Yale University, New Haven, CT—To support the redesign of the website of the Center for Material and Visual Cultures of Religion. A one-time grant of $50,000.


2014

Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO—To support the Montesinos project in Hispanic ministry. A three-year grant of $330,000.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. & Canada, Pittsburgh, PA—For a planning project, leading to a comprehensive initiative on global awareness and engagement. A one-time grant of $37,500.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. & Canada, Pittsburgh, PA—To continue the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program. A one-year grant of $1,190,000.

Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY—To support development of the Auburn Fellows Program for religious leaders. A two-year grant of $400,000.

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC—To support a conference on libertarianism, organized by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY—To support the processing of the Union Theological Seminary archive at the Burke Library. A three–year grant of $190,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To support the development of pilot modules of online courses in interfaith understanding, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To further support the development of pilot modules of online courses in interfaith understanding, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA—To support programs and activities related to the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professorship in Moral Leadership. A four-year grant of $500,000.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—To support a three-year Comparative Theology Lecture Series, organized by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A one-time grant of $45,000.

Human Media, Belmont, MA—To support the public radio series, “Humankind.” A one-time grant of $39,000.

In Trust Center for Theological Schools, Wilmington, DE—To support In Trust magazine’s Writer Workshop and outreach. A two-year grant of $200,000.

McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support the Center for Faith and Service. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand—To support the structural renovation of the Henry R. Luce Chapel. A two-year grant of $100,000.

Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, DC—To support quarterly national opinion surveys on religion and public life. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN—To support the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s manuscript digitization project. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN—To support the creation of an online reading room for the digitized manuscripts of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. A three-year grant $500,000.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA—To support innovative coverage of theology on Religion Dispatches, an online magazine. A two-year grant of $250,000.

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC—To support the launch of the Center for Public Theology. A three–year grant of $600,000.

World Student Christian Federation, New York, NY—To support the Student Christian Movement-USA Leadership Training Program. A one-time grant of $25,000.


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