The Fetzer Institute is dedicated to helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world. We do this by funding innovators and organizations that research spirituality, engage in individual and societal spiritual transformation, and build the spiritual infrastructure for the future, especially in service of our current program areas of Democracy, Education, Faith & Spirituality, and Organizational Culture. We believe in the power of ideas and we convene leaders to explore, discover, sharpen, and publish on spiritual transformation. And we work with allies with shared values within philanthropy to achieve greater impact.
We invite you to explore a full list of our partners and projects since 2015 in the database below.
|Project Title||Partner||Project Description||Amount||Program Area||Year Approved|
|Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting 2022||Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting 2022||$10,000||Philanthropy Roundtable|
Support for Philanthropy Roundtable’s Annual Meeting, focusing on Values-Based Giving, Philanthropic Excellence, and Philanthropic Freedom. Keynote sessions will address defending ...more
|One Spirit Learning Alliance General Support||One Spirit Learning Alliance General Support||$175,000||One Spirit Learning Alliance|
General operating support to the One Spirit Learning Alliance, an interfaith learning center, sacred community, and spiritual home to honor people’s sacred calling of being of serv...more
|$175,000||Philanthropy||One Spirit Learning Alliance||2022|
|2022 Festival of Faiths Conference||2022 Festival of Faiths Conference||$75,000||Center for Interfaith Relations|
Sponsorship of Festival of Faiths and 2022 theme of "Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection," which will focus on how we are shaped by religion, culture, politics, heritage, ...more
|$75,000||Faith & Spirituality||Center for Interfaith Relations||2022|
|CMF 50th Anniversary Conference Sponsorship 2022||CMF 50th Anniversary Conference Sponsorship 2022||$10,000||Council of Michigan Foundations|
Sponsorship of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) 50th annual conference, Celebrating Our CMF Community.
|$10,000||SW Michigan||Council of Michigan Foundations||2022|
|Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute Fellowship Program||Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute Fellowship Program||$50,000||Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference|
Support for the fellowship program of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, a national network that nurtures, supports, and mobilizes African American faith, civic, corporate, and ...more
|$50,000||Philanthropy||Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference||2022|
|Connecting Chords Music Festival Sponsorship September -November 2022||Connecting Chords Music Festival Sponsorship September -November 2022||$1,000||Michigan Festival of Sacred Music|
In support of this annual Michigan Festival of Sacred Music event that celebrates the unifying power of the world's music.
|$1,000||SW Michigan||Michigan Festival of Sacred Music||2022|
|2022 CASEL SEL Exchange Sponsorship||2022 CASEL SEL Exchange Sponsorship||$25,000||Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning|
Sponsorship of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning's 2022 Learning Exchange Virtual Summit. "Weaving a New Tapestry: Schools, Families and Communities To...more
|$25,000||Education||Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning||2022|
|The Peer Education Training Program||The Peer Education Training Program||$80,000||Just As I Am YOUth Empowerment Inc.|
To support expanding the Mindful Leaders Institute with a peer educator training program.
|$80,000||Education||Just As I Am YOUth Empowerment Inc.||2022|
|Leadership Lab - Building a Love Ethic||Leadership Lab - Building a Love Ethic||$175,000||Los Angeles LGBT Center|
General support for The Leadership LAB's year-round grassroots electoral work that centers love rather than partisan politics.
|$175,000||Philanthropy||Los Angeles LGBT Center||2022|
|Broadway Advocacy Coalition - Arts in Action Festival||Broadway Advocacy Coalition - Arts in Action Festival||$25,000||Broadway Advocacy Coalition|
In support of the first annual Arts in Action Festival put on by Broadway Advocacy Coalition, an organization uniting artists with legal experts and community leaders to have a las...more
|$25,000||Philanthropy||Broadway Advocacy Coalition||2022|
|Mission Joy: Additional Marketing Funds||Mission Joy: Additional Marketing Funds||$250,000||Film Collaborative, Inc. (The)|
Support for the impact campaign for Mission: Joy a film about the lives and friendship of two spiritual exemplars: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
|$250,000||Faith & Spirituality||Film Collaborative, Inc. (The)||2022|
|UNICEF USA Common Work Fund Grant||UNICEF USA Common Work Fund Grant||$10,000||United States Fund for UNICEF|
General support for UNICEF
|$10,000||Board & President's Fund||United States Fund for UNICEF||2022|
|Gbowee Peace Foundation Grant||Gbowee Peace Foundation Grant||$10,000||Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa - USA|
In support of My Sister's Place, a project that provides a safe space for Liberian girls to live and learn while protecting them from violence and nurturing their spirits.
|$10,000||Board & President's Fund||Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa - USA||2022|
|Project on Unity and American Democracy||Project on Unity and American Democracy||$200,000||Vanderbilt University|
The collaboration with the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will organize a symposium on how we might find belonging through the Sacred by exploring sacred experi...more
|Of the Love - Amoris Christi||Of the Love - Amoris Christi||$150,000||Amoris Christi Inc.|
Funding to support the Amoris Christi Institute’s interlocking initiatives: Anointed and Sent and the Institute for Excellence. Amoris Christi, an affiliate of Jesus Youth (a ponti...more
|$150,000||Faith & Spirituality||Amoris Christi Inc.||2022|