Cornell College helps ensure first-generation students success
Expanding opportunities for academic success
WGBH’s Freedom Summer is a gripping reminder of courage in 1964
Illuminating powerful moments in American history
Davidson College prepares students to lead and serve
Empowering students to serve the greater good
Nature Cat encourages children to explore the outdoors
Fostering a spirit of exploration and discovery
Eboo Patel Vanguard Network of Interfaith Campuses Conference
Preparing leaders in interfaith engagement

Strengthening America’s Future Through Education

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations seek to strengthen America through philanthropic support for leadership, excellence and innovation in higher education, health and medicine, religious literacy and interfaith understanding, public educational media and environmental stewardship.

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Selected by the leaders at the Aspen Institute, the 2016 AVDF Fellows examined ideas and life-changing issues that shape our lives. Learn More ›

Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, a study of interfaith initiatives, helped capture the dynamism of the interfaith movement on a national scale. Learn More ›

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