The Fund has awarded nearly 6000 fellowships since 1954 in partnership with others committed to quality leadership for the church. Each year, the Fund proides more than $1.2 million to students in fellowships and other support. Fellows include distinguished pastors and scholars, among them: Walter Brueggeman, Frederick Buechner, Katie Cannon, James Forbes, Robert Franklin Jr., Peter Gomes, Jacquelyn Grant, William Gray, Mark Hanson, Dwight Hopkins, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, L. Greg Jones, John Kuykendall, Gary Simpson, Barbara Brown Taylor, Linda Thomas, Emilie Townes, Jeremiah Wright and many others.

FTE leads vocational initiatives with congregations. Calling Congregations is a national, ecumencial initiative that encourages and equips congregations to raise the next generation of leaders for the church by offering resources, conferences, and matching funds for Congregational Fellowships.