Our Supporters

Supporters of the Parliament's work invest in a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world

Supporters of the Parliament of the World’s Religions make possible our work of interfaith harmony, combating climate change, resisting hate and intolerance, and promoting ethical religious literacy. Individuals, groups, foundations, organizations, and corporations support the Parliament through a variety of methods at various levels of support.

Explore ways you can become a supporter of the Parliament:

The Circle of Patrons is a group of generous supporters and interfaith leaders who wish to help ensure the strength and sustainability of the Parliament’s vision of interfaith understanding and partnership working to bring into being a world of peace, justice and care for the Earth. 

We offer our deepest gratitude and appreciation to these greatly valued Patrons for their important support.

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia OBE KSG

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh is the Spiritual Leader and Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, UK, a charitable organization with its headquarters in Birmingham.

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation: Founded by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

A worldwide humanitarian and educational organization established in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun. Tzu Chi volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” reverently accepting the Buddha’s teaching of "expressing great kindness to all sentient beings, and taking their suffering as our own," manifesting kindness, compassion, joy and selflessness through concrete actions. In its “Four Major Missions” of Charity, Medicine, Education and Humanity, Tzu Chi carries forward extensive programs of aid to the poor, health care, bone marrow donation, education at all levels, international relief and environmental protection. See: https://www.tzuchi.org.tw/en/

The Circle of Friends for VRG Vision

A group of Jains inspired by the vision of Virchand Raghav Gandhi (VRG), who represented Jainism at the historic World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 and brought Jainism into a dialogue with other faiths which has continued ever since. Through VRG and his legacy, Jainism has inspired leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and many others with the modern relevance of the Jain values of Nonviolence (Ahiṃsā), Non-possessiveness (Aparigraha) and Non-Absolutism (Anekāntavāda) – all key tenets for a peaceful, just, sustainable and loving world. Jains are proud to carry forward the torch lit by VRG and to develop programs and initiatives that will spread in the world the message of the Tīrthaṅkaras or “Makers of the Crossing” including Mahāvīr, the 24th in the ancient Jain lineage of great enlightened beings.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Interfaith Committee

A group of Sikhs inspired by the Sikh vision to create a world order in which all human beings are equal and empowered to serve and uplift the marginalized and the oppressed. The Committee seeks to educate those around us about the rich message of love and egalitarianism enshrined in the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib.  We are guided by the timeless principles of Guru Nanak and the Sikh Gurus, including the core Sikh values of earning an honest living (kirat karni); contributing generously to society (vand chakna); and remembering Vaheguru – the Ultimate Truth – at all times (naam japna).

To inquire about becoming a Patron, contact Emma Carr, Development Associate

Parliament Members

Parliament members are a crucial foundation of support for the Parliament, providing general support to our ongoing operations through annual contributions

*Members at the Sustaining and Cornerstone levels are acknowledged publicly, unless they opt to be anonymous

Cornerstone Members

Nitin Ajmera

David Hales

Frank Jameson

Charles McDonald

Liz Mirante

Kusumita Pedersen

Sustaining Members

Helen Cooluris

Larry Greenfield

Isabelle Gunning

​​​​​​​Katharine Harvey​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Naresh Jain

Shirley Knight

Hoang Le

Peggy Little

Robert P Sellers

The Parliament is honored to have partnered on projects and capacity building with foundations, organizations, and corporations

Thank you to the following organizations that have provided significant funding grants or donations in the past 10 years. Areas of funding include programs in Climate Action, Global Ethic, World Interfaith Harmony Week, and Peace & Justice, projects on the engagement of Women, Indigenous Peoples, and the Next Generation, sponsorships of Convenings and other events, support of general operations, and other special initiatives.

Aerospec Supplies PTE Ltd.

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Audrey S Hellyer Charitable Foundation

B&D Foundation

Buddhist Peaceful Enlightenment

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Centers for Spitirual Living

Chicago Community Foundation

City of Toronto

Claremont Lincoln University

CODEPINK for Peace

The Confucian Academy

Cosmic Community Centre

Deseret Trust Company

Dinesh & Kalpana Patel Foundation

The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Fund

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Fetzer Institute

Gerald A. & Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation

Global Ethic Foundation

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha

Hanley Foundation

Hudson Community Foundation

Inner Awakening

International New Thought Alliance

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago


Kalliopeia Foundation

John Templeton Foundation

National Baháʼí Fund

Rachel & Ben Vaughan Foundation

RiverStyx Foundation

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose

Spring Green Films

State of Utah

Thomas Berry Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Association

United Nations Environment


Wadher Family Foundation

To inquire about partnering on projects, contact Emma Carr, Development Associate