Opportunity Grants

Grants Awarded

HealthEducationGovernmental OversightCapitalOther

Health Grants Awarded

  • Baptist Community Health Services

    BCHS will expand its locations and services and achieve long-term sustainability.
    $2,357,576

    Website

Education Grants Awarded

  • Blended Learning Initiative

    Edna Karr Senior High School- Personalized Learning Grant
    $125,000

  • Blended Learning Initiative

    Morris Jeff Community School- Personalized Learning Grant
    $125,000

Governmental Oversight Grants Awarded

  • Vera Institute of Justice

    Jail Population Reduction Project- Opportunity Grant
    $50,000

    Website

Capital Grants Awarded

  • Baptist Crossroads

    Housing in the Upper Ninth Ward
    $3,000,000

  • New Orleans Baptist Association

    Facility Renovations and Landscaping Project
    $212,000

    Website

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Ochsner-Baptist Neonatology Unit
    $1,000,000

    Website

  • The National World War II Museum

    Liberation Pavilion Chapel and Exhibition
    $1,000,000

    Website

Other Grants Awarded

  • Capital Area United Way

    Flood Relief Grant
    $250,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Baptist Ministries

    Flood Relief Grant
    $150,000

  • New Orleans Baptist Ministries

    Tornado Relief Grant
    $200,000

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans

    Flood Relief Grant
    $300,000

    Website

  • Northshore Community Foundation

    Flood Relief Grant
    $100,000

    Website

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation

    Flood Relief Grant
    $50,000

    Website

  • The Idea Village

    New Bienville Society Project
    $55,000

    Website

  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana

    Flood Relief Grant
    $150,000

    Website

Opportunity Grants go to support projects and organizations working on particular issues of interest to the BCM Board of Trustees and typically are in response to urgent community need or time sensitive requests. Major investments in the past two years include funding for flood relief in St. Tammany Parish, flood relief in the greater Baton Rouge area, and capital building requests for major community partners like hospitals and museums. BCM solicits proposals from partners as community needs arise. You’ll find some examples of Opportunity Grants that were awarded over the past couple years in the color bar above.