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|
|Jewish Theological Seminary||Jewish Theological Seminary||$10,000||Jewish Theological Seminary of America (The)|
Unrestricted operating support for producing a symposium on a Consideration of the Role of Civic Friendship in American Democratic Thought and Jewish Thought.
|$10,000||Faith & Spirituality||Jewish Theological Seminary of America (The)||2022|
|Regent's Park College Award Letter||Regent's Park College Award Letter||$50,000||Regent's Park College|
Unrestricted operating support to granted Oxford University toward Dr. Anthony Reddie's research on love in the faith traditions, including perspectives of under-represented groups...more
|$50,000||Faith & Spirituality||Regent's Park College||2022|
|Baylor University||Baylor University||$25,000||Baylor University - Office of Sponsored Programs|
Support for the publication and promotion of Bryon Johnson's book, The Faith Factor.
|$25,000||Faith & Spirituality||Baylor University - Office of Sponsored Programs||2022|
|The Lived Faith Institute Grant||The Lived Faith Institute Grant||$150,000||Eden Theological Seminary|
Supporting the Lived Faith Institute and the the work of yielding thousands of faith communities who embody a common understanding and language of love around human flourishing.
|$150,000||Faith & Spirituality||Eden Theological Seminary||2022|
|2023 Emerging BI&POC Artists Retreats at GilChrist||2023 Emerging BI&POC Artists Retreats at GilChrist||$70,000||Fetzer Institute|
Supporting retreats for emerging BIPOC artist in 2023 at Fetzer's public retreat center, GilChrist. This will also support GilChrist’s ongoing efforts to “expand the we” of retreat...
|$70,000||Faith & Spirituality||Fetzer Institute||2022|
|Developing Moral Fusion Leaders: Establishing a Research and Training Institute at Yale Divinity School||Developing Moral Fusion Leaders: Establishing a Research and Training Institute at Yale Divinity School||$300,000||Yale University|
Support for the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at Yale Divinity School led by the Rev. William Barber II, which will serve as a hub for the study, research, and pract...
|$300,000||Faith & Spirituality||Yale University||2022|
|Reparations General Support: Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary||Reparations General Support: Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary||$30,000||Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary|
Support for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Foundation to do critical research and learning, and bring together key leaders within faith communities to g...more
|$30,000||Faith & Spirituality||Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary||2022|
|Spiritual Directors International 2023 Conference||Spiritual Directors International 2023 Conference||$50,000||Spiritual Directors International|
Support for annual gathering of Spiritual Directors International, an educational nonprofit serving over 6,200 members representing 38 nations and all major religious traditions.
|$50,000||Faith & Spirituality||Spiritual Directors International||2022|
|The Everything Happens Project and Kate Bowler||The Everything Happens Project and Kate Bowler||$50,000||Kate Bowler (Duke University)|
To engage with Kate Bowler and the Everything Happens Project in order to learn from her work and process. This includes a limited engagement in Kalamazoo for the purposes of infor...more
|$50,000||SW Michigan||Kate Bowler (Duke University)||2022|
|Beloved Community Center Grant||Beloved Community Center Grant||$200,000||Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, Inc.|
Support for the Beloved Community Center that will provide an opportunity for Fetzer to fund long-term work in the South that is working with communities of color, and faith and ev...more
|$200,000||Faith & Spirituality||Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, Inc.||2022|
|Kairos Center- Building the Emerging Social Movement||Kairos Center- Building the Emerging Social Movement||$200,000||Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, & Social Justice|
General support for Kairos Center.
|$200,000||Faith & Spirituality||Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, & Social Justice||2022|
|Bridge USA Spiritual Retreat||Bridge USA Spiritual Retreat||$50,000||BridgeUSA Group|
Working collaboratively with the BridgeUSA Leadership to introduce them to spiritual practices that will strengthen and sustain their social technology that desires to create healt...more
|Racial Justice Praxis Fund||Racial Justice Praxis Fund||$200,000||Revolutionary Love Project|
Supporting the Revolutionary Love Project in a learning cohort of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color related efforts that will, over two years, help Fetzer to better understand...
|$200,000||Faith & Spirituality||Revolutionary Love Project||2022|
|Wisdom 2.0 2023||Wisdom 2.0 2023||$75,000||Wisdom 2.0 Productions, LLC|
Sponsorship of annual Wisdom 2.0 conference on how wisdom and technology support human flourishing.
|$75,000||Faith & Spirituality||Wisdom 2.0 Productions, LLC||2022|
|Racial Justice Praxis Fund||Racial Justice Praxis Fund||$200,000||Woori Network|
Supporting the Woori Network in a learning cohort of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-related efforts that will, over two years, help Fetzer to better understand and ...
|$200,000||Faith & Spirituality||Woori Network||2022|