Applications will be accepted starting October 1st

IFYC's Regional Interfaith Leadership Gatherings empower interfaith leaders at the local level. Campuses across the country work with IFYC to bring interfaith leadership skills to the issues that are most pressing for their campus and community. Through this collaboration, regional gatherings serve as a place to launch core groups of young leaders to tackle these issues and inspire ongoing interfaith initiatives on multiple campuses.

All campuses are invited to propose ways they will develop gatherings with the focus of creating or enhancing dialogue across diverse communities and empower students and educators to build their interfaith leadership skillset.

We are looking to support seven during the 2018-2019 academic year with grants of up to $3000.

Applications will open on October 1st, 2018 and close October 31st, 2018. If you are interested in applying, we recommend reaching out this summer to help you prepare. You can also learn more on our Host a Gathering page.


Learn more about the grant and how to apply

Host a Gathering

Learn more about how to bring a regional gathering to your area.

Attend a Gathering

Find out more about this year’s gatherings and how you can participate.

Past Regional Gatherings

2017-2018 Grant Cycle

  • Grand Valley State University: Made in Michigan Interfaith Leadership
  • Missouri State University: The Interfaith Story on Your Campus: What's Next?
  • Bryn Mawr College: Can We Just Talk About This?
  • Baylor University: Religare: Stories of Hope and Inter(active)-Faith
  • Saint Mary's College: Building Interreligious Student Community
  • Washington State University: Engaging Across Faiths in a Health Care Setting
  • Simpson College/Drake University: Iow Interfaith Exchange, Emgering Interfaith Leaders
  • University of St. Thomas: Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy, Engaging the Diverse, Devout and Nones
  • Elon University: Ripple 2018: Healing the World: Interfaith and Social Justice
  • Hendrix College: Interfaith Community & The Future of American Democracy
  • Drew University: Welcoming Our Neighbors
  • Utah Valley University: Developing Interfaith Leadership in the Intermountain West

2016-2017 Grant Cycle

  • Missouri State University: Inspired to Serve
  • Davis and Elkins College: Peacemaking in Appalachia
  • Colleges of the Fenway: Communities of Faith
  • Texas Christian University: Southwest Interfaith Round-Up
  • Elon University: Ripple 2017: Mindfully Plural
  • Utah State University: Developing Capacity for Student Interfaith leadership in the Intermountain West

2015-2016 Grant Cycle

  • Loras College
  • Muhlenberg College and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges: River Crossings
  • University of Dayton and Wittenberg College
  • University of Illinois's Interfaith Cooperation Conference