ACPE Foundation Mission
The mission of the ACPE Foundation is to secure funding that supports the mission and promotes innovative developments of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc (ACPE). The foundation is responsible for development of financial resources, management of the endowment and safeguarding of ACPE assets.
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    Searching for Hope

    May 23, 2022

    After the racist mass shooting in Buffalo and shootings in California, Houston, and Chicago, images of violence and grief engulfed my mind. I can only imagine the heightened vulnerability Black, Indigenous, and people of color feel as members of targeted groups. Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to die from gun violence and 14 times more likely than white Americans to be wounded, as documented by the gun violence prevention group Brady.

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    Improving Access to Education

    Feb 25, 2022

    Our Foundation Board met in January to begin the work of prioritizing new funding opportunities. We discussed how to meaningfully use the expanded available endowment income of $175,000 annually to support our work, especially following through on our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • COVID-19 and Clinical Pastoral Education

    Feb 9, 2022

    "COVID-19 and Clinical Pastoral Education: How ACPE Educators Pivoted Amid the Pandemic", examined how ACPE-certified educators responded to maintain program delivery. Survey results from 210 educators found a substantial and abrupt increase in both synchronous and asynchronous remote delivery for instruction and supervision as well as adaptations for maintaining clinical practice. The study identified the use and helpfulness of professional, organizational, and technology resources, including ACPE peers and feedback from students among those most valuable.

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    A New Chapter of Our Shared Story

    Jan 24, 2022

    In this new year the ACPE Foundation will open a new chapter. Our endowment has grown to over $8 million, and we have significantly more funds available for innovative grants.

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    Thank You!

    Nov 19, 2021

    In this fall season many cultures celebrate the plenty of harvest and encourage expressions of gratitude.