Established in 2010, the Faith Fund provides both event-specific support for activities that consider religious and spiritual themes and non-event based support for religious and spiritual organizations. Religious and non-religious Penn student organizations are eligible to apply for event funding.

The Fund is administered by the Office of the Chaplain and funding decisions are made by a representative student group convened by PRISM, Penn’s interfaith and student religious life leadership organization.

To apply:

  • The Faith Fund will be using the Common Funding Application for all grants. This application allows you to simply create an event, fill in the required information, and then it will recommend funding sources that make sense for your request.
  • Plan ahead! – Faith Fund meetings are held roughly twice each month (see dates listed below). For event funding you must present to the Faith Fund at least 5 days prior to your scheduled event.

Faith Fund Meetings for the Fall 2019 semester will take place on the following Mondays, starting at 12pm, in SPARC – 240 Houston Hall

  • 9/9
  • 9/23
  • 10/14
  • 10/28
  • 11/11
  • 12/1


Faith Fund Co-Chairs Nora Hennessy & Sarah Beth Gleeson –

Steve Kocher (Associate Chaplain & Faith Fund advisor) –