The Project on Religion and Economic Change has been made possible through generous funding from the John Templeton Foundation, the Metanexus Institute, the Louisville Institute, and the National University of Singapore. In 2005, Prof. Robert Woodberry was one of three scholars awarded multi-year grants to study the influence of “spiritual capital” on societies. The Metanexus Institute is a respected educational center promoting the constructive engagement of science and religion. It seeks to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines. The John Templeton Foundation advances an appreciation for the critical importance of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life. By supporting studies which demonstrate the benefits of a progressive approach to learning in these areas, it is the Foundation's purpose to stimulate a fresh interchange between the theological and scientific communities. The Foundation currently funds more than 300 projects, studies, award programs and publications worldwide.