Murray Institute Funded Projects

During the 2000-2001 academic year, the Murray Institute began funding a small number of projects that use alternative-delivery systems to provide educators in schools and parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with advanced professional development and adult faith formation experiences. These projects often take the form of short-term or one-time events, non-credit workshops, lectures, or working retreats.

A proposal that is eligible for funding through the Murray Institute will closely conform to the mission of the Murray Institute. In particular, it should demonstrate the project’s potential to seed effective leadership for the educational ministries of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and foster systemic change that will sustain and enhance these ministries for the future.

Proposals must have clear and measurable objectives, a well-articulated plan to accomplish those objectives, and a mechanism for assessing the effectiveness of the project. If the project is ongoing, it should have a plan for sustainability beyond the length of the Murray grant. Preference is given to proposals that can demonstrate wide support through partner funding or in-kind contributions and proposals that can generate the greatest positive benefit relative to cost. The Murray Institute does not fund projects that should be part of the regular operations of a school, parish, or administrative office.

The Murray Institute accepts proposals on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (September-May). If you wish to submit a proposal, you may download the proposal form ‌here. To facilitate the review process and ensure the best result for your proposal, please consult with the Director, Dr. Catherine Cory ( or 651-962-5306) or the Administrative Assistant, Katie Beery ( or 651-962-4883), as you prepare your proposal.