Resource Organizations

The following resource organizations received grants as part of this initiative to increase their capacity to serve our grantees as well as others.

2015 Grantees

Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA)
Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. The Christ-centered ministries accredited by ECFA include churches, denominations, educational institutions, rescue missions, camps, and many other types of tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

Lake Institute on Faith and Giving
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving fosters a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving by providing knowledge, education, and training.

Leadership Roundtable
Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

2016 Grantees

Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax Team
ChurchLawAndTax.com is a website for churches and clergy that provides comprehensive, searchable, and easily accessible information on legal, tax, financial, and risk management matters. It features nationally known church law and tax expert Richard R. Hammar, JD, LL.M, CPA, and other leaders in church law, finance, and risk management.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (in partnership with Kellogg School of Business)
Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing public theologians and scholars. We equip our students to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, to foster deep spirituality in the lives of others, to serve with cultural competence and commitment to racial equity, and to lead transformative change for the wellbeing of all persons and creation.

North Park University (in partnership with the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management)
Funded by the Lilly Endowment, The Academy of Church Leadership at North Park University is dedicated to equipping religious leaders with the skills needed for effective congregational growth. Programs focus on professional development in finance, management, and leadership for religious leaders.

Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.

Villanova University/Center for Church Management and Business Ethics
Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.