ECRF Scholarship

Financial Support for ECRF Participants

Thanks to the support of generous Lake Institute donors, we are able to offer partial scholarships for our Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course through the Thomas H. Lake Scholarship fund.

The Thomas H. Lake Scholarship

Financial support for ECRF participants
Award Amount: $675
Number of Recipients: 12

The application process is now closed. Applicants will receive notification of awards by late November. We recommend you register for your preferred 2023 ECRF cohort at the time of your application. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Brock at

Criteria: The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations, and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.

ECRF Scholarship Application