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Beginning with the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program in 1987, we have funded opportunities for teachers, pastors, artists, human service and youth workers to take time away from their work for reflection and renewal. Our grants to help rejuvenate their professional commitments stem from a belief in the power of sabbatical – a time set aside to replenish physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual resources.

Related Grants

Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program invites Indiana’s K-12 teachers, principals, assistant principals, librarians/media specialists and guidance counselors to dream big and create renewal experiences that will strengthen their commitment to education. Learn MorE

Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs seek to strengthen congregations by helping their pastors to take time away from day-to-day ministry to restore their commitment to ministry. Launched in 1999 with a program for congregations and their pastors in Indiana, this annual effort was expanded in 2000 to include a second program for clergy across the United States. These programs are made possible by a grant to Christian Theological Seminary and its Center for Pastoral Excellence, which administers the program. LEARN MORE

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program, created in 1999 through the Arts Council of Indianapolis, offers artists and arts administrators the chance to rejuvenate their creative energies. This biennial program is made possible by a grant to the Arts Council, which administers the program. LEARN MORE

Human Services Professional Renewal Program, created in 2002, invites employees of United Way of Central Indiana member agencies to apply for grants that will fund renewal experiences of their own choosing. This bi-annual renewal program is made possible by a grant to United Way of Central Indiana, which administers the program. LEARN MORE

Journey Fellowship Program, created in 2007, offers experienced youth workers, new youth workers and students considering youth work as a career opportunities for renewal. These professionals work for a variety of organizations in Indiana, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Inc., community centers, Girls Scouts, Boys Scouts and faith-based, youth-serving organizations, such as the YMCA and CYO. The fellowships are funded through grants to AYS, Inc., which administers the program. LEARN MORE