Inter-Religious Cooperation Projects
Posted by El-Hibri Foundation on June 15, 2015
El-Hibri Foundation Invites LOIs for Inter-Religious Cooperation Projects
The El-Hibri Foundation envisions a world in which respect for human dignity, equality and appreciation of diversity are cultural norms, and the nonviolent resolution of conflict is widely practiced. Founded by an American Muslim family, the foundation supports peace education and interreligious cooperation through grants to promising groups, awards that recognize leadership, and programs that promote learning and bridge-building. In addition, the foundation, which is based in Washington, D.C., continues the El-Hibri family’s charitable tradition of supporting orphans in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.
In 2015, EHF will award new grants of up to $25,000 for projects that address any of the following topics. If an organization’s LOI proposal does not address one of the topics outlined below, it will not be considered.
1) Demonstrating the impact of peace education on youth through careful assessment: The foundation is interested in helping organizations plan and implement rigorous evaluation activities that will help them fine-tune their programs and demonstrate the value of their work. Funding will be available for the design and implementation of evaluations focused on peacebuilding activities involving young people in formal school settings or in informal (non-school or community) settings.
2) Understanding the relationship between peacebuilding, the social neurosciences, and experimental psychology: The foundation is interested in funding projects that advance understanding of and collaboration between or among the cognitive and social neurosciences and experiential psychology to advance peacebuilding practices. Priority consideration will be given to projects involving collaboration between peacebuilding practitioners and scholars and researchers, particularly efforts to more effectively evaluate peacebuilding activities in relation to brain functions and group dynamics. Applications focused on identifying peacebuilding best practices in relation to brain functionality are also welcome.
3. Disseminating information about the shared values of the Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Grants will be awarded for activities that illuminate and underscore shared values among the Abrahamic religions. Priority will be given to applications that focus on disseminating information about positive, prosocial, shared values and activities using diverse communications tools, strategies, and platforms. Applications may focus on sharing information about shared values research, dialogue, or collaborative joint activities involving Muslims, Christians, and/or Jews.
To be eligible, all applicants must be publicly funded, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations registered in the United States. EHF does not provide support to individuals, except through its annual Peace Education Prize and Scholarships.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than June 25, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.
Visit the EHF website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, an FAQ, and application procedures.
DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2015 (LETTERS OF INTENT)
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