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Established in 2002, IFYC has worked with students in over 200 college and university campuses on five continents, training thousands in the principles of interfaith leadership.  It has also reached millions through the media to further its mission of making interfaith cooperation widespread.

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Religions for Peace USA is a collaborative, non-profit organization seeking to foster interfaith understanding.


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UPF's mission is "working for peace through media."  As an independent, non-profit educational media production organization, it seeks to build a better world by increasing understanding of and dialogue about the world's spiritual and cultural traditions.


The Foundation provides grants promoting peace and respect for diversity to publicly funded, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations based in the US for project support, organizational operating costs and capacity building. The duration of most grants is one year.  

All EHF grant giving is managed through an annual, two-stage application process. The first stage includes submission of a short “Letter of Intent” (LOI) by interested grant applicants.  After review by the EHF staff and Board, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit full grant proposals.

The Foundation is currently in a strategic planning phase, and criteria for 2016 grant proposals have not yet been announced. 

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Click here for a list of previous EHF grants.


All applicants seeking grant funding should keep the following guidelines in mind:

Grantees must be publicly funded, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations registered in the United States.

  • EHF does not provide support to individuals, except through its annual Peace Education Prize and Scholarships.

Funding is limited to activities undertaken primarily in the United States.

  • EHF supports activities or projects that are not limited to a single geographic location, but rather have the potential to scale up on a wider state, regional, national or international basis, or provide benefit to a broader population.  An exception to this is made for projects focusing on peacebuilding in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Funds are available primarily for project or program support.

  • To a lesser degree, funding is also available for organizational capacity building and operational costs.
  • EHF does not support capital expenditures (building maintenance and repair) or grants for influencing legislation or the outcome of any specific public election or carrying on (directly or indirectly) of any voter registration drive, or the regranting of EHF grant funds to another organization.

The duration of most grants is one year.

  • On a limited case by case basis, the Foundation awards grants for two or more years. 

First-time applicants are advised to submit proposals seeking support for activities from $5,000 to no more than $30,000.

  • The average grant amount for successful first-time applicants is less than $20,000.
  • The average grant amount varies according to the needs of the grantee.

An organization may submit only one application per EHF grant cycle.

  • Exceptions are made for very large organizations, such as universities, which may submit one application per department or program.