The In Trust Center for Theological Schools has received two grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help fund coordination of its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.
HOW WE CAN HELP
There's a lot of information to sort through. If you have specific questions about how the program works, certain information that would help, or even suggestions, contact our Resource Consulting Team via email or call us at (302) 654-7770. We're happy to help.
The In Trust Center started working with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in January 2022 as a co-coordinator of the intiative. The work will continue over the life of the initiative. The three-phase initiative is designed to help theological schools prioritize and respond to their most pressing challenges as they work to prepare pastoral leaders for Christian congregations.
ATS and the In Trust Center will partner to provide resources and research, and they will convene the grantees to provide a learning community to help encourage innovation and collaboration.
The first In Trust Center coordination grant came as part of the second phase of the initiative during which the Lilly Endowment announced additional grants to 105 ATS-accredited schools. The grants range from $500,000 to $1 million, and the schools that received them reflect the broad spectrum of Christian traditions in North America. The third and final phase of the initiative, which provided between $5 million and $8 million, will allow schools to create innovative partnerships. Both phases of funding were completed in 2022.
Read more, including a list of grantees and an FAQ, at lillyendowment.org
To connect with the In Trust Center and ask about how we can help, click here to email us.
ATS, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is the coordinator of the grant. You can find the ATS website here. You can reach Jo Ann Deasy, the ATS director for the Pathways coordination program, here.
Below, you'll find a list of curated resources.