National Clergy Renewal Program

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The “Request for Proposals” document outlines eligibility requirements as well as the process for submitting a proposal. The link below provides a sample “Request for Proposals” document from the grant cycle which has already passed. 

Watch here for an announcement by November 12, 2016, of the 2017 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program, in which eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program.

Request for Proposals (PDF, 14420 KB) for the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program

Additional Information

The following documents contain helpful information, tips and examples for preparing proposals for submission to this program. Anyone choosing to prepare and submit a proposal in this program should access and download this information by clicking on the links below.

• What makes a high-quality proposal? (PDF, 295 KB)
• Grace notes (PDF, 413 KB)