Leadership Development Grants nurture an institution’s strengths and cultivate innovative leadership development practices

Vibrant Christian institutions are committed to leadership development. They are constantly developing current and potential leaders, identifying talent, nurturing growth and encouraging the formation of wise, sustainable practices.

In 2016 and 2017, the Leadership Development Grants program offered Christian institutions up to $50,000 to nurture the leadership of staff and partners in ministry in a yearlong project.

In the spring of 2018, we will offer a new open application process that supports individual leaders in their work. To receive information about this grant application when it is available, please email leadership@div.duke.edu with the subject line “Grant information” and provide your contact information.

If you are seeking resources to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership, Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced the Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018. Charitable organizations are eligible to apply for grants up to $1 million to use for up to a five-year period. Interest forms must be postmarked by April 6, 2018.

Please see the Past Leadership Development Grantees tab for a list of previous grant recipients.

Past Leadership Development Grantees

Learn how these vibrant Christian institutions are developing current and potential leaders, identifying talent, nurturing growth and encouraging the formation of wise, sustainable practices. 

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