USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Interfaith Funders was a network of faith-based and secular grantmakers committed to social change and economic justice. Interfaith Funders worked to advance the field of faith-based community organizing and to educate and activate members constituencies. It awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to faith-based community organizing groups and networks to promote living wages, school and welfare reform, economic development for impoverished communities, and organizer recruitment in the field. It also funded research, creating the first ever field-wide, national study of faith-based community organizing.

Though the network is no longer in operation, Interfaith Funders transferred several of its articles and reports (below) to the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture to preserve and push forward the insights gained through its work.