Who We Are

Think tank.
Granting agency.
Talent scout.


Be the spark.Ignite the change.

Funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, Louisville Institute awards grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions and practices, advancing scholarship to strengthen church, academy, and wider society.

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Our Impact


Grantees now work/serve at churches in their communities


LI grantees/fellows are university professors


Years of impacting the study and practice of North American Christianity

LI helped bring together scholars and pastors to explore ways that theological practices contribute to the exclusionary power of race in U.S. society and to ponder appropriate and faithful responses to this problem.

Our Team

Edwin David Aponte
Executive Director
Aimee Moiso
Associate Director
Keri Liechty
Communications Coordinator
Jessica Bowman
Grants Administrator
Pamala Collins
Executive Assistant