Funding & Support

Basic support for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is provided by Calvin College. The college has also established an endowment fund for the Worship Institute. 

Many of the programs and projects of the Worship Institute are made possible through generous grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc., a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis, Indiana. It supports the causes of religion, education, and community development, and it is interested in initiatives that benefit youth, foster leadership education among nonprofit institutions, and promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism. While the Endowment's grantmaking focuses primarily on projects in Indiana, it also provides funding for programs that are national in scope. The Endowment provides funding in three major program areas: religion, education, and community development.

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is part of a consultation of over 20 websites of religion institutes, programs, and projects related to the initiatives of Lilly Endowment. Visit the portal to learn more about the work and research featured on these websites.

The Worship Institute also received a program grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

Giving Opportunities

  • Give to the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Student Scholarship Program
  • Give to the Worship Institute's Endowment fund by contacting the Advancement Office of Calvin College: 800-968-4363 or