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.
  • New Funding Opportunities Available to Advance ACPE Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Sep 26, 2022

    The 2022 ACPE Foundation Grants Cycle is now open! The ACPE Foundation is excited to announce our expanded grants program to support initiatives that advance justice, diversity, equity and inclusion within ACPE.

  • Your Gifts at Work: Bilingual Internship CPE Unit - A project of Templo Cristiano Central, led by ACPE Certified Educator Silvia Tiznado-Smith

    Aug 22, 2022

    Through the generous support of our donors, the Foundation for ACPE awarded a $15,000 Innovative Program Award to support a Bilingual ACPE Certified Educator and the fees for the students who are accepted into the bilingual internship CPE unit at Templo Cristiano Central.

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    A Seismic Shift

    Jul 22, 2022

    Whenever the earth shakes under our feet, we Californians hope it’s not the beginning of the “big one.” In the past two years, we all have experienced a seismic shift in our social and personal lives: the pandemic has led to the loss of many lives, caused much grief, unveiled social inequality and racism, and contributed to increased mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

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    COVID-19 on CPE Project Grant Report

    Jun 24, 2022

    In 2020, the Foundation for ACPE in partnership with the ACPE Research Committee launched the Research Grants Initiative and funded two research projects: one that explored the relationship between CPE and Emotional Intelligence ($54,987), and the other that examined the Impact of Covid-19 on CPE ($18,883).

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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.