Transom Grants

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

HealthEducationPublic Safety

Health Grants Awarded

  • Bastion Community of Resilience

    Veterans Health and Reintegration Initiative
    $450,000

    Website

  • Center for Resilience

    Center for Resilience Transition: Expansion Staff
    $260,000

    Website

  • Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

    Project Connect Expansion
    $303,670

    Website

  • Children’s Hospital

    Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Program
    $161,331

    Website

  • City of New Orleans

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

    Website

  • Crossroads NOLA

    Greater New Orleans Collaborative for Children
    $700,000

    Website

  • Giving HOPE, Inc. – HOPE The Food Pantry of New Orleans

    Giving Hope Feeding Program
    $300,000

    Website

  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Teen Life Counts
    $300,000

    Website

  • Lambeth House Foundation

    Innovative Care in Alzheimer’s Research
    $50,000

    Website

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Foundation

    Educating the Health Workforce: A Pathway to Improving Health Outcomes
    $295,781

    Website

  • Metropolitan Human Services District

    MHSD Community R.E.A.C.H Project
    $270,000

    Website

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist
    Three Year Start-up
    $352,907

    Website

  • Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc.

    Suicide Prevention Services in Plaquemines Parish
    $180,000

    Website

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans

    Therapeutic Food Pantry
    $464,130

    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

  • Volunteers of America/Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Building Sustainability of Fresh Food Factor Providing Healthy Meals and Lifestyle Choices to Children
    $300,000

    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

  • Youth Run NOLA

    Youth Run NOLA High School Mentorship Experience
    $150,000

    Website

Education Grants Awarded

  • 4.0 Schools

    The Power of Entrepreneurship in Education Reform
    $210,000

    Website

  • Kid smART

    Arts Literacy NOLA
    $373,618

    Website

  • Bard Early College in New Orleans

    Launching the Bard Early College Academy in New Orleans
    $150,000

    Website

  • CASA New Orleans

    Transitioning Foster Youth Programming
    $232,650

    Website

  • College Beyond

    Expanding College Beyond’s Impact
    $300,000

    Website

  • Collegiate Academies

    Opportunities Academy Citywide Expansion
    $375,000

    Website

  • Communities in Schools of the Gulf South

    Improving Outcomes throughout the Region with Integrated Student Supports
    $150,000

    Website

  • Family Engagement Lab

    FASTalk: Engaging Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish families to improve student literacy outcomes
    $86,850

    Website

  • FirstLine Schools, Inc.

    Special Education Leader Fellowship (SELF)
    $300,000

    Website

  • Greater New Orleans Foundation

    New Orleans Works Collaborative (NOW)
    $300,000

    Website

  • Isidore Newman School

    Breakthrough NOLA High School Program
    $150,000

    Website

  • Leading Educators of Greater New Orleans

    Leading for Equity
    $300,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

    Coaching for Visionary Charter School Boards
    $290,100

    Website

  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

    PRIME TIME – Increasing Impacts for Families
    $330,609

    Website

  • Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program

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

    Website

  • The NET Charter High School

    School Replication
    $350,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Career Center

    Secondary Pathways to Economic Success: Partnering to Expand High School Student Access and Family Advancement
    $500,000

    Website

  • New Schools for New Orleans

    Next Generation Teacher Pipeline for New Orleans
    $750,000

    Website

  • Nuestra Voz NOLA

    ¡D.A.L.E.! Fellowship/Defender
    $300,000

    Website

  • Policy Institute for the Children of Louisiana

    Early Care and Education Master Plan
    $150,000

    Website

  • The Posse Foundation

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

    Website

  • Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.

    Capacity Building: Life Skills Staff Development & Student Self-Sufficiency
    $250,000

    Website

  • St. Michael Special School

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

  • Young Audiences, Inc.

    Louisiana Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts, Early Head Start and Head Start Initiative
    $261,022

    Website

  • YouthForce NOLA

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

    Website

Public Safety Grants Awarded

  • Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

    Project Reconnect
    $323,305

    Website

  • Court Watch NOLA

    New Orleans Municipal Court Right to Counsel Assessment and Implementation
    $150,000

    Website

  • Covenant House

    Rights of Passage, (ROP Phase I and Phase II) "A University for Street Kids"
    $450,000

    Website

  • Innocence Project New Orleans

    POLICE AND PROSECUTOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COMMUNITY TRUST (PPACT)
    $366,126

    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 Center for Children’s Rights

    Right-Sizing Justice: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Harm in New Orleans’ Juvenile Justice System
    $300,000

    Website

  • Operation Restoration

    Hope House NOLA
    $325,000

    Website

  • Youth Empowerment Project

    Youth Empowerment Project Work & Learn Center
    $450,000

    Website

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

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 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

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

The deadline to receive feedback from Program Staff on prospective or prior proposals is July 19, 5:00 PM. Feedback for the Fall 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.

Funding Notification

Fall 2019 grant decisions will be sent to applicants the week of November 25, 2019.

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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