Baptist Community Ministries has awarded nine grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $1,936,128.

  • CASA New Orleans for Transitioning Foster Youth Programming – $232,650
  • Educate Now! For YouthForce NOLA: A Career Readiness Initiative for New Orleans Youth – $450,000
  • Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program for Outdoor Adventure Experiences for Greater New Orleans Public School Students – $225,000
  • St. Roch Community Development Corporation for Launch NOLA: Helping underserved, urban entrepreneurs start and grow their own small business – $100,000
  • unCommon Construction for unCommon Construction Apprenticeship Program – $150,000
  • Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YA/YA), Inc. for Leadership and Life Skills Training for YAYA Guild Members – $225,000
  • NAMI St. Tammany for Peer Run Drop-In Center – $199,478
  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans for a Comprehensive Study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resources in the Greater New Orleans Region – $294,000
  • New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation for Reducing waste and promoting fact-based decision making in the Orleans Parish criminal justice system – $60,000

BCM grants are awarded competitively. 74 organizations submitted Letters of Intent and our Grants Committee approved a slate of 26 LOI applicants for invitation to submit a full proposal. All applications are rigorously reviewed and scored by BCM’s program staff and outside experts. BCM funds eligible non-profit organizations in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Plaquemines in four zones of interest including health, education, public safety and governmental oversight. Letters of Intent and Applications are accepted twice a year in August and February. To learn more about our grantmaking, please visit our website:

Congratulations to our newest grantees!

May 22, 2017:  BCM, in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are seeking community participants to join the city’s newest Community Advisory Group. Learn more about the initiative here!

April 1, 2017:  Read our 2016 Annual Report here!