Baptist Community Ministries recently awarded over $1.6M to local partners that are working directly with those affected by COVID-19. BCM’s Board of Trustees and senior management will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with grantees and philanthropic partners as we navigate the COVID-19 crises together. In the meantime, BCM will continue to fund ALL of its existing grant commitments.
We Are Baptist Community Ministries
In August of 2020, Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) celebrated its 25th anniversary as a philanthropic organization serving the Greater New Orleans area. BCM remains committed to its faith-based Vision of improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of the individuals we serve in our five-parish region. For 25 years, BCM has impacted the lives of citizens from all walks of life.
June 3, 2021: BCM trains Faith Community Nurses who play a vital role in our community serving over 50,000 congregants each year. We are thankful for them every day. To learn more about how these nurses help keep our community healthy, click here
June 2, 2021: The Remedium is here! To read this month’s Congregational Wellness newsletter click here. This newsletter informs our church network about city and statewide community activities, programs and resources. It provides inspiration and tips that wellness ministry leaders can use in their work. It also highlights the impact of the work of wellness ministries.
May 6, 2021: GiveNOLA Day 2021 raised a record-breaking $8.1 million. Click here to read a message of thanks from BCM Board Chair, Slade Simons.
May 3, 2021: Click here to read the May issue of The Remedium
April 20, 2021: BCM is honored to partner with GNOF as the Presenting Sponsor for the 8th Annual GiveNOLA Day. With over 850 nonprofits participating in GiveNOLA Day, it is easy to find a cause to feel good about donating to. To learn more, click here.
April 5, 2021: Click here to read the April issue of The Remedium
March 9, 2021: To continue our support of essential workers across Greater New Orleans, BCM has partnered with Gambit to sponsor their Frontline People Awards. To learn more about how BCM and our local residents are helping people throughout the pandemic, click here.
March 1, 2021: Click here to read the March issue of The Remedium.
February 12, 2021: We are thrilled to announce BCM’s support of $30,000 to Agenda for Children in partnership with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) going towards COVID-19 testing for child care workers in our community. BCM is proud to support this initiative because it covers both our concern in public health and education. This testing works to keep early childhood education centers open, which is invaluable for both our children and individuals employed there. To learn more, click here.
February 2, 2020: Click here to read the February issue of The Remedium.
January 26, 2021: To understand the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had on behavioral health (BH) needs and services in the Greater New Orleans area, the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), with support from BCM, conducted an assessment to examine changes in BH treatment and service availability, capacity, and access. To read more about this project, please view the full report here.
January 13, 2021: A servant leader and humanitarian, Charles Beasley has retired from BCM after 25 years of service, effective January 1, 2021. We are thankful and grateful for the last 25 years of Charles’ leadership, guidance, and vision and we wish him well on the next chapter of his life. Click click here to read more about Charles and his time at BCM.
January 11, 2021: BCM is celebrating 25 years of service to the Greater New Orleans community this year. Thank you to all those who have been a part of the journey thus far and to those who continue to be a part of our story today. Please click here to view the video announcement.
January 8, 2020: Click here to read the January issue of the Remedium.
January 4, 2021: Please join us in congratulating Larry Johnson for being promoted to Vice President of Chaplaincy Services. Larry is an ordained minister with significant ministry experience in congregational and institutional settings. He has served as a pastor and is currently serving as a chaplain in the Army Reserve. Congratulations to Larry on this well-deserved promotion! To read more about Larry, click here.
December 1, 2020: Click here to read the December issue of the Remedium.
November 24, 2020: The 2021 Spring Transom Grant cycle opens soon. To view application dates, click here.
November 4, 2020: Click here to read the November issue of The Remedium.
July 15, 2020: BCM has awarded over $1,600,000 in grants to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will support critical response efforts by 47 nonprofits across Greater New Orleans. Click here to read more.
July 6, 2020: BCM has awarded an additional $565,000 in grants to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will support critical response efforts by 43 nonprofits across Greater New Orleans.
May 22, 2020: BCM has awarded an additional $400,000 in grants to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will support response efforts to critical community needs by two local nonprofits: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Click here to read more.
March 24, 2020: BCM has awarded $500,000 in grants to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will support response efforts to critical community needs by four local nonprofits including: Greater New Orleans Foundation, New Orleans Business Alliance, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Click here to read more.
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