Details for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available

Oct 29, 2014 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs


Details and application materials for the 2015 programs are now available.

In the 2015 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, 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. Activities funded by a grant in the 2015 programs may begin anytime in 2016.

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” document) for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs include a full description of program guidelines and eligibility. Applicants may apply using either the print application or the online application system. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.

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  1. 1 Callie Smith 16 Dec
    Thanks for your comment. Any questions about eligibility to apply can be e-mailed to us at We appreciate your interest!
  2. 2 Taraur Ria 15 Dec
    I am a deacon in our congregational and would like to find out if we are qualify to apply for these grants. Please give us your respond as regard. Again thank you very much.
  3. 3 Robert Saler 06 Nov
    Hello Karen,

    Thanks for your comment. Any eligibility questions about the programs can be directed to
  4. 4 Karen Howell 04 Nov
      I am an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.  I have been in ministry l8 years.  I received my education at Duke Divinity through the continuing education department.  Would I be eligible to apply for one of these clergy renewal grants?  Thank you.
    Rev. Karen Howell