Religion and Theology

Religion and Theology

Responsive Grants

Re-envisioned in early 2021, the Religion and Theology Program cultivates diverse knowledge communities to advance more nuanced public understanding of religion. We support knowledge makers who reconsider accepted histories, weave new narratives, and imagine alternative futures. 

The program awards grants primarily to organizations and institutions for dedicated projects, though more flexible funding can also be requested. Those interested in applying for a grant can submit a concept note through our online portal at any time.

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Advancing Public Knowledge on Democracy, Race and Religion in America

The Luce Foundation is not currently accepting new concept notes in this grant category.

The Henry Luce Foundation’s Religion and Theology Program seeks new ideas for projects that will deepen public understanding of — and promote more productive public discussions about — democracy, race and religion in America. 

The Luce Foundation invites the submission of concept notes from a wide range of knowledge organizations, including community arts organizations, media outlets, museums, colleges and universities, independent seminaries, and other organizations committed to envisioning and building a more open, democratic, and equitable world through critical and creative engagement with religion and communities of faith. 

We define knowledge broadly and aim to support its creation and public circulation in many forms, including (but not limited to) independent media, visual art, film and video, educational curricula, policy analysis, community advocacy, research and scholarship. 

Due no later than February 15, 2023, concept notes should be submitted through the Foundation’s online portal. Grants awarded will range from $200,000 to $400,000 and will typically fund work that can be completed in less than five years.

Image: Official launch of The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School. © Vanderbilt Divinity School
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