Apply for a Grant

The Imago Dei Fund considers grant requests, by invitation only, in two steps: Inquiry and Application. Both are submitted online via the IDF Grant Management System (see instructions below).

Existing Grantees

For organizations that are current grant recipients, your final follow-up report also serves as an inquiry for possible subsequent funding. You will be contacted with further instructions if selected to re-apply. We consider grant renewal requests on a rolling basis.

Prospective Grantees

Given the significant number of new grantee partners added to the IDF portfolio in 2015 and 2016, the IDF board made a strategic decision to focus on “going deeper” with these partners. Because of this, in 2017 IDF will add only a handful of highly aligned grantees focused on Boston, and will not add any new international granting partners. Our general process for prospective grantees involves two steps: (1) organizations are invited to submit an online inquiry, and (2) based on our strategy, priorities, and alignment, a subset of these organizations are then invited to submit a full proposal. In 2017 this process will be done on a rolling basis.

Keep the Spark Alive

The “Keep the Spark Alive” Fund is designed to support our grantee partners’ efforts in nurturing the inner lives of their staff.  Current IDF grantees are eligible to apply for this grant, which is awarded above and beyond current grant funding. Click here for program details and examples of how partners have utilized Spark funds in the past.

Applications should be submitted via the Grant Management System. No access code is required, but only current active grantees are eligible for this grant.

Submit a Follow-up Report

When a grant has been awarded, we ask for periodic follow-up reports to be submitted. They should be submitted online via the IDF grant management system (see instructions below). The Grant Agreement submitted upon acceptance of a grant indicates agreed upon dates for follow-up reporting; grantees also receive an automated email reminder three weeks prior to report due date(s). If the timing of an assigned report becomes inconvenient, feel free to reach out to your primary contact at IDF to discuss alternatives.

Contact Us

For questions or more information about the Imago Dei Fund, contact us:

Grant Management System Access Instructions

Click this link to access the Imago Dei Fund online grant management system. If this is the first time you have used this system, click “Create New Account” and follow the steps to create an account. If you already have an account, enter your email and password to access the system.

Submitting an inquiry or grant application:
You should see the assigned follow-up report on your dashboard connected to the grant you received. Click on “edit” in blue to access the report.

Within the application you will be prompted to complete a financials application template. Based on the grant for which you are applying, please use either the 1-year grant application financials template here or the 3-year grant application financials template here.

Completing the process:
When you are finished with an online form (inquiry, application, or followup),  press “Submit Form” at the bottom. Once submitted, no additional changes can be made. NOTE: If you would like to finish the form later, click “Save as Draft” to finish the form later. Please also “Save as Draft” regularly to avoid losing your work. If you submit in error and would like to make additional edits, please email your contact at IDF to revert the form back to draft form.