The Henry Luce Foundation’s Religion and Theology Program seeks new ideas for projects that will deepen public understanding of — and promote more productive public discussions about — democracy, race and religion in America.
The Luce Foundation invites the submission of concept notes from a wide range of knowledge organizations, including community arts organizations, media outlets, museums, colleges and universities, independent seminaries, and other organizations committed to envisioning and building a more open, democratic, and equitable world through critical and creative engagement with religion and communities of faith.
Through its grantmaking, the Religion and Theology Program supports initiatives that cross religious, racial, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries; that draw on diverse knowledge communities and foreground underrepresented voices; and that attend to transnational movements, flows, engagements, and influences.
The Foundation especially encourages the submission of ideas for projects that:
- Deepen and extend efforts to build a more open, democratic, and equitable future
- Strengthen understanding of the role of religion in movements for racial justice
- Critically examine connections among religion, racism, and nationalism and/or
- Intersect with the aims and emphases of related Luce Foundation initiatives, including efforts to amplify AAPI stories, to support Indigenous knowledge makers, and to strengthen the fabric of democracy and civil society
Grants awarded will range from $200,000 to $400,000 and will typically fund work that can be completed in less than five years.
- Institutions outside of the United States may submit appropriate projects for consideration only if they provide evidence of non-profit status acceptable to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
- Funded projects may begin no earlier than January 1, 2024.
For more information, visit Henry Luce Foundation.