Foundation for American Renewal

Senator Dan Coats and his wife Marsha established the Foundation for American Renewal in 1999 to champion effective principles of compassion.  The Foundation pursues its mission through an action agenda combining on-the-ground projects with leading edge research and strategic grants. Read more. 

FAR has made grants to sixteen faith-based social service ministries thus far, with special focus on the needs of youth. Beyond grant-making, though, FAR staff are engaged in a variety of initiatives to encourage and equip frontline ministries and they also conduct applied research to identify promising practices for addressing the most pressing problems in our communities at home and abroad. FAR also seeks to serve donors seeking wise investments in ministries that produce genuine results. 

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Grant History

  • Related Grants

    Related Grants

    Read about the funding FAR has done through the FASTEN Network.
  • FAR Grants

    FAR Grants

    Read about each of the FAR grantees

Effective Giving

Effective Compassion

  • A Guide to Being Salt and Light

    A Guide to Being Salt and Light

    Partnerships for prosperity
  • Resources


    FAR recommends the following resources for individuals and church leaders looking for wisdom in effective "how-to's" and successful program models


  • Our Work

    Our Work

    Far's staff are engaged in applied research to identify effective solutions to social problems.

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