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.

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Transom Grants

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

HealthEducationPublic Safety

Health Grants Awarded

  • Bastion Community of Resilience

    Veterans Health and Reintegration Initiative
    9/1/2018 - 8/31/2021
    $450,000

    Website

  • Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

    Project Connect Expansion
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $303,670

    Website

  • Children’s Hospital

    Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Program
    3/1/2018 - 2/28/2021
    $161,331

    Website

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

    Giving Hope Feeding Program
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Teen Life Counts
    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Foundation

    Educating the Health Workforce: A Pathway to Improving Health Outcomes
    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
    $295,781

    Website

  • Marillac Community Health Centers

    Comprehensively Assessing and Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Risk Factors at DCHC including the recent impact of COVID-19
    $223,375
    9/1/2020-8/31/2023

    Website

  • Metropolitan Human Services District

    MHSD Community R.E.A.C.H Project
    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
    $270,000

    Website

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist
    Three Year Start-up
    4/1/2018 - 3/31/2021
    $352,907

    Website

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

    Suicide Prevention Services in Plaquemines Parish
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $180,000

    Website

  • Rebuilding Together New Orleans

    Safe at Home
    $130,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2022

    Website

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

    Therapeutic Food Pantry
    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021
    $464,130

    Website

  • Volunteers of America/Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Building Sustainability of Fresh Food Factor Providing Healthy Meals and Lifestyle Choices to Children
    3/1/2018 - 2/28/2021
    $300,000

    Website

  • Youth Run NOLA

    Youth Run NOLA High School Mentorship Experience
    8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021
    $150,000

    Website

Education Grants Awarded

  • Brothers Empowered to Teach Initiative

    BE2T Fellowship Track
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023
    $150,000

    Website

  • Center for Innovative Training of Youth, Inc. dba STEM NOLA

    Building a PreK-8 STEM Ecosystem
    $295,000
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023

    Website

  • College Beyond

    Expanding College Beyond’s Impact
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Collegiate Academies

    Opportunities Academy Citywide Expansion
    2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021
    $375,000

    Website

  • Families Helping Families NOLA

    Coding for Youth With Autism-Pathway Out of Poverty
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2021
    $50,000

    Website

  • Family Engagement Lab

    FASTalk: Engaging Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish families to improve student literacy outcomes
    9/1/2019 - 1/31/2021
    $86,850

    Website

  • FirstLine Schools, Inc.

    Special Education Leader Fellowship (SELF)
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Greater New Orleans Foundation

    New Orleans Works Collaborative (NOW)
    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Grow Dat Youth Farm

    Grow Dat Youth Farm Leadership Programs
    $150,000
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023

    Website

  • High Resolves America

    Growing Citizenship Education in Greater New Orleans’ Public Schools
    $159,919
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2023

    Website

  • Isidore Newman School

    Breakthrough NOLA High School Program
    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
    $150,000

    Website

  • Jefferson Parish Public School System

    Increasing Access to Quality Early Childhood Experiences for Young Children in Jefferson
    $525,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2023

    Website

  • Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative

    Jericho Road's Workforce Development Program
    $150,000
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023

    Website

  • Kid smART

    Arts Literacy NOLA
    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021
    $373,618

    Website

  • Leading Educators of Greater New Orleans

    Leading for Equity
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • Liberty’s Kitchen, Inc.

    One Thousand Futures: Pathways to Success for and with Opportunity Youth
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023
    $300,000

    Website

  • Live Oak Wilderness Camp

    High School and College Equity Initiative
    $48,000 over one year*
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021

    Website

  • Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

    Coaching for Visionary Charter School Boards
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $290,100

    Website

  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

    PRIME TIME – Increasing Impacts for Families
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $330,609

    Website

  • New Orleans Career Center

    Secondary Pathways to Economic Success: Partnering to Expand High School Student Access and Family Advancement
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $500,000

    Website

  • Nuestra Voz NOLA

    ¡D.A.L.E.! Fellowship/Defender
    8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021
    $300,000

    Website

  • Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.

    Capacity Building: Life Skills Staff Development & Student Self-Sufficiency
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $250,000

    Website

  • Saint Augustine High School

    Reimagining Our Future - Support for Faculty, Academic, and Curriculum Enhancements
    $150,000
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023

    Website

  • Save The Music, STM, VH1 Save The Music Foundation

    Advancing Music Education in New Orleans
    $150,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2023

    Website

  • The Education Trust, Inc.

    College, Career, and Work-Readiness: Closing Equity Gaps
    $150,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2022

    Website

  • TrainingGrounds, Inc.

    We PLAY Center
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023
    $150,000

    Website

  • University of New Orleans Foundation

    $150,000
    9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023

    Website

  • Young Aspirations-Young Artists, Inc.

    YAYA "Readiness" Toolkit
    $150,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2023

    Website

  • Young Audiences, Inc.

    Louisiana Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts, Early Head Start and Head Start Initiative
    8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021
    $261,022

    Website

  • YouthForce NOLA

    Building Bridges from Education to Economic Prosperity
    $375,000
    8/1/2020 – 7/31/2023

    Website

Public Safety Grants Awarded

  • 22nd Judicial District Court, Louisiana

    Twenty-Second Judicial District Court Re-Entry Specialty Court
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023
    $530,907

    Website

  • Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings: Travis Hill NOLA

    The Welcoming Project
    3/1/2020 – 2/28/2022
    $100,000 over two years

    Website

  • Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

    Project Reconnect
    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021
    $323,305

    Website

  • Court Watch NOLA

    New Orleans Municipal Court Right to Counsel Assessment and Implementation
    10/1/2019 - 9/30/2022
    $150,000

    Website

  • Covenant House

    Rights of Passage, (ROP Phase I and Phase II) "A University for Street Kids"
    8/1/2019 - 7/31/2022
    $450,000

    Website

  • Innocence Project New Orleans

    POLICE AND PROSECUTOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COMMUNITY TRUST (PPACT)
    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2022
    $366,126

    Website

  • Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

    Right-Sizing Justice: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Harm in New Orleans’ Juvenile Justice System
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $300,000

    Website

  • NOLA Business Alliance, Inc.

    Workforce Development for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
    3/1/2020 – 2/28/2022
    $320,000

    Website

  • Operation Restoration

    Hope House NOLA
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022
    $325,000

    Website

  • The Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community

    LeaderU and LeaderLab
    2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023
    $556,000

    Website

  • Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, Inc.

    Enhancing Public Safety by Supporting Children and Families Affected by Incarceration
    3/1/2020 – 2/28/2023
    $180,000 over three years

    Website

  • Youth Empowerment Project

    Youth Empowerment Project Work & Learn Center
    4/1/2018 - 3/31/2021
    $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 2020

July 24 – August 3, 2020: LOI submissions accepted
August 3: LOI deadline at 5:00 PM
September 22: Notifications of full application invitations sent
October 1: Full application deadline at 5:00 PM
November 23 – November 25: Grant decision notifications sent

Spring Cycle 2021

January 19 – January 28, 2021: LOI submissions accepted
January 28: LOI deadline at 5:00 PM
March 2: Notifications of full application invitations sent
March 19: Full application deadline at 5:00 PM

The deadline to receive feedback from Program Staff on prospective or prior proposals is December 18th at 5:00 PM. Feedback for the Spring 2021 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 2020 grant decisions will be sent to applicants the week of November 23, 2020.

Apply Online

The LOI window is closed.

Contact

If you have any issues accessing the application link, please contact one of the team members below:

Christy Ross
cross@bcm.org

Patricia Patterson
ppatterson@bcm.org