Transom Grants

Active Grants (click the categories below to learn about our current grantees)

HealthEducationPublic Safety

Health Grants Awarded

  • Children’s Hospital

    Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Program


  • City of New Orleans

    Health Care for the Homeless Uniformed Patient Referral System


  • Crossroads NOLA

    Greater New Orleans Collaborative for Children


  • GNOIN c/o Children’s Hospital

    School Kids Immunization Program (SKIP)


  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans

    Therapeutic Food Pantry (1:1 match year 1)


  • Tulane University

    Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (TCARD)


  • University Medical Center New Orleans

    UMC Trauma Recovery Clinic


  • Volunteers of America/Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Building Sustainability of Fresh Food Factor Providing Healthy Meals and Lifestyle Choices to Children


  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans

    "Preventing the Little Whittle"


  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans

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


  • Youth Run NOLA

    Youth Run NOLA High School Mentorship Experience


  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist
    Three Year Start-up


  • Bastion Community of Resilience

    Veterans Health and Reintegration Initiative


  • CATCH Global Foundation

    Jefferson Parish CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative


  • The Center for Resilience

    Center for Resilience Transition: Expansion Staff


Education Grants Awarded

  • 4.0 Schools

    The Power of Entrepreneurship in Education Reform


  • Bard Early College in New Orleans

    Launching the Bard Early College Academy in New Orleans


  • CASA New Orleans

    Transitioning Foster Youth Programming


  • Collegiate Academies

    Opportunities Academy Citywide Expansion


  • YouthForce NOLA

    YouthForce NOLA: A Career Readiness Initiative for New Orleans Youth


  • FirstLine Schools

    Teacher Prep Day


  • Arts Literacy NOLA

    Arts Literacy NOLA


  • Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program

    Outdoor Adventure Experiences for Greater New Orleans Public School Students


  • The NET Charter High School

    School Replication


  • New Schools for New Orleans

    Next Generation Teacher Pipeline for New Orleans


  • Policy Institute for the Children of Louisiana

    Early Care and Education Master Plan


  • The Posse Foundation

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


  • St. Michael Special School

    Exploration Academy: Continued Vocation and Transition Development for Adults with Special Educational Needs


  • unCommon Constructiom

    unCommon Construction Apprenticeship Program


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

    Leadership and Life Skills Training for YAYA Guild Members


  • Young Audiences, Inc.

    Louisiana Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts, Early Head Start and Head Start Initiative


  • Nuestra Voz NOLA

    ¡D.A.L.E.! Fellowship/Defender


  • Communities in Schools of the Gulf South

    Improving Outcomes throughout the Region with Integrated Student Supports


Public Safety Grants Awarded

  • Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

    Project Reconnect


  • Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation

    Reshaping a Greater N.O.: Public Affairs/Community Projects Initiative


  • Kedila Family Learning Services

    Pre Work-Force Program


  • Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools (Rethink)

    rethink ypar


  • Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

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


  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany

    Crossroads Delinquency Intervention Expansion


  • Youth Empowerment Project

    Youth Empowerment Project Work & Learn Center


Baptist Community Ministries awards Transom Grants twice a year to programs in three zones of interest: health, education and public safety. 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.

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


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.


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


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 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

Spring Cycle 2019

January 22 – January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM: LOI submissions accepted
March 12: Notifications of full application invitations sent
March 28: Full application deadline at 5:00 PM
May 24 – May 31: Grant decision notifications sent

The deadline to receive feedback from Program Staff on prospective or prior proposals is January 15, 5:00 PM. Feedback for the Spring 2019 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.

Fall Cycle 2019

July 29 – August 7, 2019: LOI submissions accepted
August 7: LOI deadline at 5:00 PM
September 10: Notifications of full application invitations sent
September 27: Full application deadline at 5:00 PM
November 25 – November 27: Grant decision notifications sent

Funding Notification

Spring 2019 Final Grant decisions will be sent to applicants the week of May 24, 2019.

Apply Online

The LOI window is closed. It will open for the Fall Cycle on July 29, 2019.


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

Ashley Navarre

Patricia Patterson