Funding for religious organizations

I am interested in gathering sample language about foundation support for religious organizations. Our guidelines currently indicate that we will not make grants to organizations that engage in proselytizing as part of their mission or programs, but we feel that we need better clarification on that. I would appreciate any sample language or policies that anyone is able to share. Thanks!

Marian Clowes, Sisters Health Foundation

KaraAdams (Former Community Manager)


  • LaurieAbildsoLaurieAbildso Posts: 68 ✭✭✭
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    Hi @MarianClowes! We use this language in our guidelines: "Faith organizations, such as churches, are eligible to receive funding for activities that are non-discriminatory, nonsectarian, and that benefit the larger community." I am also curious about other foundations' guidelines on awarding grants to religious organizations.

    Laurie Abildso

    Vice President

    Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.

    KaraAdams (Former Community Manager)
  • MarianClowesMarianClowes Posts: 3
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    Thanks Laurie! That is helpful!

    KaraAdams (Former Community Manager)
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