Inaugural Interfaith HBCU Conference Grant

The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is delighted to partner with Howard University's Office of the Dean of the Chapel to sponsor “Reclaiming, Restoring & Reimagining”, the first HBCU Interfaith Conference. This conference will bring together students, staff, faculty, and all faith practitioners for a very exciting series. The conference will be held virtually from May 21st through May 24th, and all HBCU's are welcomed to participate. Register for the conference here.

Inspired by this conference, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is pleased to announce two grants—an individual grant for $500 and an institutional grant for $1,000— intended to fund projects that advance interfaith cooperation on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). IFYC believes that HBCUs have played, and will continue to play, an integral role in leading conversations and collective action around interfaith cooperation. In the wake of historic protests and amid an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impact Black communities, IFYC is committed to supporting HBCUs as they engage diverse faith communities to advance the civic good. IFYC, with this grant, intends to inspire interfaith action and to affirm the interfaith work already occurring on HBCUs across the country.

Intended for college and university faculty, administrators, and staff who attended the Black & Interfaith: Reclaiming, Restoring & Reimagining Conference, these grants are open-ended and can support a wide variety of interfaith projects. Selected applicants will receive either the individual or institutional grant for a project to be executed during the spring, summer, or fall of 2021. Grantees will be required to submit a brief final report at the end of the granting period. 

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through August 15, 2021. All projects are expected to be completed by December 31st, 2021.

If you have additional questions, please contact Don Abram,, or review the Request for Proposals. 

Inaugural Interfaith HBCU Conference Grant

Request for Proposals