In the book "Strong and Weak," Andy Crouch analyzes the concept of stewarding influence as a way to lead to increased flourishing for all.  On October 4, he headlined a forum on the topics covered in his book.  In an effort to model stewarding influence through the event, the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work is offering one $5,000 grant to an organization, group, or individual with a project or initiative that represents the concepts in the book "Strong and Weak," needs the funding and can use it appropriately, and will have a significant impact on individuals in Nashville.  

We intend to award one Stewarding Influence grant of $5,000 but reserve the right to break the amount into smaller grants based on the quantity and content of applications received. 

To apply for the grant, please complete the application (click the button below) and submit a two-minute video as described in the application no later than November 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Decision Process:  A committee determined by the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work will judge the entries with criteria solely determined by the committee.  Criteria will include alignment with the concepts of stewarding influence for flourishing as discussed in "Strong and Weak," ability to properly use the funds, and potential impact in the community. 

Potential finalists may be further interviewed by the committee as needed and determined solely by the committee. Finalists will be alerted in December if chosen for the award. 

Questions about the grant process can be directed to

The fine print: The Stewarding Influence Grant (“Grant”) is a promotion sponsored by the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (“NIFW”) and Christ Presbyterian Church ("CPC"). The Grant is not available to any NIFW or CPC staff member, any NIFW commission member, or any official paid advisor in the last 12 months to NIFW or CPC. NIFW reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award or not award the Grant to any applicant. The Grant recipient will be required to complete two reports documenting the usage of the money over the term of the Grant. Preference will be given to those doing the work in and for Nashville. The video of the grant winner may be used on the NIFW website and at other NIFW events at the discretion of NIFW.