Transom Grants

Grants Awarded

HealthEducationPublic SafetyGovernmental Oversight

Health Grants Awarded

  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

    Health Guardians: Care Coordination Business Model
    $238,231

    Website

  • Childhood and Family Learning Foundation

    Coordinated Care for the Whole Child
    $751,743

    Website

  • City of New Orleans

    Health Care for the Homeless Uniformed Patient Referral System
    $539,655

    Website

  • Crossroads NOLA

    Foster Care & Adoption Initiative
    $360,000

    Website

  • Crossroads NOLA

    Greater New Orleans Collaborative for Children
    $700,000

    Website

  • GNOIN c/o Children’s Hospital

    School Kids Immunization Program (SKIP)
    $620,029

    Website

  • Liberty’s Kitchen, Inc.

    Healthy Future Initiative
    $396,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Public Health Institute

    Assessing Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Louisiana
    $466,715

    Website

  • Louisiana Public Health Institute

    Building Neighborhood Assets: Launching the 7th Ward Community Center
    $99,994

    Website

  • NAMI St. Tammany

    Peer Run Drop-In Center
    $199,478

    Website

  • New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter, Inc.

    Shelter, Transition Services and Aftercare for Homeless Women and Children
    $238,560

    Website

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Ochsner-Baptist Neonatology Unit
    $1,000,000

    Website

  • Partnership for Achieving Total Health

    Analytical Impact Evaluation of GNO Health Care Quality Improvement Program
    $199,535

  • Recovery School District

    New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program
    $264,800

    Website

  • South Broad Community Health

    Opening the South Broad Community Health Center
    $150,000

    Website

  • St. Thomas Community Health Center

    STTCHC EPSDT Coordinated Care Program
    $392,126

    Website

  • St. Thomas Community Health Center

    STCHC Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration Project at Community Health Center (CHC) and School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Sites
    $500,000

    Website

  • Tulane University

    Grow Dat Youth Farm
    $300,000

    Website

  • Tulane University

    Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (TCARD)
    $438,095

    Website

  • University Medical Center New Orleans

    UMC Trauma Recovery Clinic
    $422,171

    Website

  • VIA LINK

    VIA LINK for the 21st Century
    $282,000

    Website

  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans

    "Preventing the Little Whittle"
    $317,377

    Website

  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans

    Comprehensive Study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resources in the Greater New Orleans Region
    $294,000

    Website

Education Grants Awarded

  • 4.0 Schools

    The Power of Entrepreneurship in Education Reform
    $210,000

    Website

  • Bricolage Academy

    Creating Innovators Program
    $175,000

    Website

  • CASA New Orleans

    Transitioning Foster Youth Programming
    $232,650

    Website

  • Choice Foundation

    LOOP Programming in Choice Foundation, FirstLine, RENEW, and NOLA College Prep
    $364,676

    Website

  • College Track New Orleans

    On the Right Track: Creating a College Going Culture in New Orleans
    $300,000

    Website

  • Delgado Community College – Adult Education

    eLearn: Scaling Distance Learning and Education Technology in Adult Education
    $254,165

    Website

  • Educare New Orleans

    Educare New Orleans
    $376,796

    Website

  • Educate Now!

    YouthForce NOLA: A Career Readiness Initiative for New Orleans Youth
    $450,000

    Website

  • Education Pioneers

    Launch & Expansion of New Orleans Fellowship & Alumni Programs (FY 2014-2016)
    $300,000

    Website

  • FirstLine Schools

    Teacher Prep Day
    $450,000

    Website

  • KID smART

    THINK smART
    $300,000

    Website

  • Leading Educators Greater New Orleans

    Leading Educators Teams Fellowship
    $300,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

    Increasing School Readiness in Greater New Orleans
    $350,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program

    Outdoor Adventure Experiences for Greater New Orleans Public School Students
    $225,000

    Website

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    The Science Youth Initiative
    $318,000

    Website

  • The NET Charter High School

    School Replication
    $350,000

    Website

  • New Schools for New Orleans

    Next Generation Teacher Pipeline for New Orleans
    $750,000

    Website

  • Nonprofit Knowledge Works

    The New Orleans Youth Index
    $556,378

  • Playworks Education Energized

    Reducing Bullying and Improving Children's Social Competence in Low - Income Schools
    $300,000

    Website

  • Policy Institute for the Children of Louisiana

    Increasing Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education
    $222,500

    Website

  • The Posse Foundation

    Bringing College Access, Completion and Career Opportunities to New Orleans Area Youth
    $300,000

    Website

  • Puentes New Orleans, Inc.

    Escalera NOLA and Educational Advancement for Latinos in the New Orleans Metro Area
    $150,000

    Website

  • Reconcile New Orleans

    Building Hope, Changing Lives, Scaling Impact
    $395,000

    Website

  • Single Stop USA

    Increasing Retention and Graduation at Delgado Community College.
    $300,000

    Website

  • St. Michael Special School

    Exploration Academy: Continued Vocation and Transition Development for Adults with Special Educational Needs
    $300,000

    Website

  • St. Roch CDC, Launch NOLA or Restoration Thrift

    Launch NOLA: Helping underserved, urban entrepreneurs start and grow their own small business
    $100,000

    Website

  • Teach for America Greater New Orleans

    Special Education Cohorts Project
    $300,000

    Website

  • Tulane University

    Grow Dat Youth Farm
    $300,000

    Website

  • unCommon Constructiom

    unCommon Construction Apprenticeship Program
    $150,000

    Website

  • Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YA/YA), Inc.

    Leadership and Life Skills Training for YAYA Guild Members
    $225,000

    Website

Public Safety Grants Awarded

  • Covenant House

    Rights of Passage: A University for Street Kids (2016-2019)
    $375,000

    Website

  • Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation

    Reshaping a Greater N.O.: Public Affairs/Community Projects Initiative
    $474,381

    Website

  • Kedila Family Learning Services

    Pre Work-Force Program
    $225,850

    Website

  • Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools (Rethink)

    rethink ypar
    $195,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

    Safe, Smart, Cost-Effective and Fair: Structural Juvenile Justice Reform in New Orleans
    $510,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Green Corps Inc.

    Orleans Parish Youth Construction and Conservation Corps
    $210,000

    Website

  • MICAH Project

    Justice for All, Not Justice for Some Initiative
    $225,000

    Website

  • New Orleans College Preparatory Academies

    Drop Out Prevention Project- NOCP/YEP Collaborative Pilot
    $501,610

  • New Orleans Family Justice Alliance

    NOFJC Training Center
    $225,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

    Orleans Parish Information Sharing & Integrated Systems Initiative (OPISIS)
    $150,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

    Reducing waste and promoting fact-based decision making in the Orleans Parish criminal justice system.
    $60,000

    Website

  • Next Generation International

    The First 72+
    $50,000

    Website

  • Office of the Independent Police Monitor

    New Orleans Community - Police Mediation Program
    $232,190

    Website

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation

    Public Housing Youth Reentry Project
    $168,618

    Website

  • Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

    REbuild Program - (Reforming Employment build program)
    $150,000

    Website

  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany

    Crossroads Delinquency Intervention Expansion
    $355,325

    Website

Governmental Oversight Grants Awarded

  • CBNO/MAC (Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee)

    Civic Responsibility Project
    $270,000

    Website

  • Court Watch NOLA

    A One-Stop Shop for Reliable and Relevant Data on New Orleans' Courts
    $240,910

    Website

  • Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana

    Justice and Accountability Center
    $450,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Office of Inspector General

    OIG Justice System Funding Evaluations
    $431,500

    Website

Baptist Community Ministries awards Transom Grants twice a year to programs in four zones of interest: health, education, public safety and governmental oversight. Our goals are as follows:

  • Health: A healthy community provides its citizens an environment that creates a state of positive physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
  • Education: A healthy community provides learning opportunities for all of its residents to develop the cognitive, vocational, social, and emotional skills necessary to be successful in college, work, and life.
  • Public Safety: A healthy community provides for a balanced approach to crime prevention and management, including effective interventions and behavioral controls working in cooperation with efficient, effective and coordinated justice system agencies.
  • Governmental Oversight: All forms of local government (including elected or appointed officials and executive, legislative, or judicial branches) should be trustworthy, open to the public, independently monitored, and accountable to an informed electorate.

In the color bar above, you’ll find some examples of Transom Grants that were awarded over the past couple years. Generally, 20 or fewer Transom Grants are approved for funding each year. If your organization seeks funding and your program aligns with BCM’s Vision, Mission and Values, please see the details and requirements outlined in the text below, and we encourage you to submit an application.

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Transom Grant Applications

Grant Award

Eligibility

Application Process

Baptist Community Ministries accepts grant applications twice each year during our fall and spring application windows. BCM utilizes a two-part process to review applications – Letter of Intent (LOI) and Full Proposal. Only LOI applicants that are invited to submit full applications can apply for funding. Applicants should anticipate the application process to take approximately four to six months from the initial submission of the letter of intent to the receipt of funding.

STEP ONE: LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)

LOI’s are submitted using BCM’s online application portal.

STEP TWO: FULL APPLICATION (If invited)

Only organizations that are invited to do so are allowed to submit a full transom grant application. Guidelines can be found by clicking the link below.

Application Review

BCM staff assess LOIs using the rubric above and make recommendations to the BCM Grants Committee. The BCM Grants Committee selects the final pool of applicants and invites successful applicants to submit a full proposal.

Full applications to BCM are assessed and scored by BCM staff in consultation with independent expert reviewers in the program areas. Proposals are evaluated on their Alignment with BCM’s Mission and Strategy, Project Design, Applicant Capacity, Project Context and Sustainability. Final funding recommendations are made by BCM staff to the Grants Committee for their review. The Grants Committee forwards their recommendations to the BCM Board of Trustees for final funding approval. Please note that any full proposals received from organizations that were not invited to apply will not be considered. 

Upcoming Dates

2017 Fall CYCLE 

Prospective applicants can reach out to Program Staff for feedback on prospective or prior proposals between May 18, 2017 and  July 24, 5:00 PM. Requests for feedback for the fall 2017 cycle cannot be accommodated after the stated deadline to ensure that all applicants receive equal consideration. Due to the volume of requests, we encourage you to reach out as early as possible. Requests for feedback are not required to apply for Transom Grant funding.

Funding Notification

Fall CYCLE

Invitations to submit full grant proposals in the fall 2017 cycle will be sent out on September 12, 2017, and the deadline for those proposals is September 29 at 5:00 PM. Final grant decisions will go out between December 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified directly by BCM on the outcome of their application.

Apply Online

The LOI window is currently closed. A link to the application portal will be found here when the window is open.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact one of the team members below:

Ashley Navarre
anavarre@bcm.org

Patricia Patterson
ppatterson@bcm.org