Faith-Based & Community Organizations

Faith-based and community leaders gather to announce a global, multi-religious commitment to adopt and promote 10 behaviors
Faith-based and community leaders gather at USAID’s Child Survival Summit on June 14, 2012 to announce a global, multi-religious commitment to adopt and promote ten behaviors critical to child survival.

USAID works alongside faith-based and community groups to raise awareness about critical global development issues and address the needs of vulnerable populations around the world.

Working closely with faith-based and community stakeholders is critical to the success of USAID’s mission. These efforts are coordinated through USAID’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI).

The CFBCI serves existing and prospective faith-based and community partners by:

  • Providing a bridge for faith-based and community groups seeking to connect with USAID’s mission, directing them to appropriate points-of-contact within the Agency, offering resources to help guide them through the partnership process, and providing information about new grant opportunities.
  • Convening faith-based and community groups to catalyze new opportunities for collaboration between these groups, and between these groups and the government.
  • Helping to eliminate barriers encountered by faith-based and community organizations seeking to partner with USAID on a range of global development issues including global health, child survival and food security.

The CFBCI is part of the network of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which works to build bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to more effectively serve those in need in the U.S. and around the world.

To start, please visit our frequently asked questions. You can learn more about CFBCI’s history as well as Agency rules governing participation by religious organizations in USAID programs. To learn more about funding opportunities, click here.

Finally, stay current on CFBCI and USAID happenings by signing up for our electronic newsletter, which provides regular updates on USAID news, development events and grant opportunities, as well as announcements of conference calls and meetings hosted by the CFBCI. Please contact for more information.

Last updated: April 09, 2014

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