The Ganister Foundation recognizes the North American Thebaid for its “innovative approach to advancing the mission of Orthodoxy in the United States.”
The Ganister Orthodox Foundation recently announced its grant recipients for 2018, which included the North American Thebaid Project, a two-year photographic pilgrimage covering over thirty Orthodox Christian monasteries across the continent from several jurisdictions, including over a dozen monasteries of the Orthodox Church in America.
Founded in 2001, the Ganister Orthodox Foundation:
Provides financial assistance for organizations and parishes with innovative approaches to advancing the mission of Orthodoxy in the United States…
Favor is given to proposals that address priority needs of the Orthodox Church in America, especially those that do so in catalytic ways.
The selection process also weighs leadership experience, clarity of goals, the presence of a stable funding base, and faithfulness to the teachings and ministry of the OCA. (Emphasis added.)