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Spiritual Care Capacity-Building Grants

Grant Opportunity

ICJS is offering five Spiritual Care Capacity-Building Grants to chaplains and spiritual care providers. The grants offer up to  $1,000 each to organizations to address the interreligious needs of chaplains in small organizations with limited access to other resources. The grant is to be used toward supplies, professional development, or other resources. 

In a statewide survey conducted by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University in partnership with ICJS, we learned that resources are unevenly distributed among chaplains. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand the wonderful work you do. 

See the guidelines below to learn more and apply. 

This grant is made possible with funding from The Bunting Family Foundation. 



Important dates

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Awards announced: August 30, 2023
  • Time period for use of funds: September 1, 2023–February 1, 2024
  • Report deadline: March 1, 2024—submit a brief report on the use and impact of your grant.

Award amount

Up to $1,000 for reimbursement of funds

Note: Grants will be distributed as reimbursement after documentation of expenses has been submitted. Checks will be issued within 30 days of submission of the receipts and the report.

Eligible expenses

  • Supplies or materials involved in providing spiritual care. Examples could include, but are not limited to, Muslim prayer rugs, Christian hymnals, or Jewish prayer books.
  • Training for staff regarding religious holidays and practices.
  • Fees for professional development focused on interreligious study.

Note: salary of staff is not a permitted use.

Who Can Apply

  • Organizations in Maryland with no more than three paid chaplains on staff, or
  • Organizations in Maryland with only volunteer chaplains.


Please complete a brief Google Form to apply for the grant.


We are so pleased to be able to offer these grants to chaplains and spiritual care providers. These grants will expand the reach of chaplains and spiritual care providers to help them better serve their communities.

Alisha Tatem

Program Director for Religious Leaders