Transom Grants

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

HealthEducationPublic Safety

Health Grants Awarded

  • Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

    Systemic Equity in Breast Pump Access for Mothers with Very Low Birth Weight Infants
    4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024
    $120,000

    Website

  • Bastion Center of Resilience

    Veteran Reintegration Project
    3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • Center for Resilience, Inc.

    Completion of Day Treatment Expansion & Growth of Services Continuum
    $325,000
    8/1/2021 – 7/31/2023

    Website

  • Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

    Project Connect: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services in Schools
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
    $290,757

    Website

  • Children’s Hospital, Inc.

    ThriveKids Mental Health Wellness Project
    $300,000
    10/1/2021 – 9/30/2024

    Website

  • Eden House

    Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking in a Second Eden House Residence
    3/1/2021 – 2/29/2024
    $321,519

    Website

  • Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School

    Family-Centered Interventions for More Equitable Outcomes
    6/1/2022 - 5/31/2025
    $225,000

    Website

  • Lighthouse for the Blind

    Youth Services Continuum of Care for Children with Disabilities
    5/1/2021 – 4/30/2024
    $300,000

    Website

  • Loyola University New Orleans

    The Nurse-Midwifery Program in the School of Nursing and Health
    8/1/2022 - 7/31/2025
    $150,000

    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

  • Mercy Family Center

    Trauma and Grief Focused Services in Schools
    $254,080
    9/1/2021 – 8/31/2024

    Website

  • NAMI St. Tammany

    NAMI St. Tammany Day Center
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $150,000

    Website

  • NAMI St. Tammany

    NAMI St. Tammany Mental Health First Aid
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $150,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Mission

    Discipleship: Homeless Women on a life-changing Journey to Physical, Mental, Spiritual, & Social Well-being
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $300,000

    Website

  • Ozanam Inn

    Case Management and Support Services to Transition Women out of Homelessness
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • St. Thomas Community Health Center

    Cardiology/Cardiovascular Services for Low-Income Patients in Greater New Orleans
    8/1/2022 - 7/31/2023
    $50,000

    Website

  • University of Holy Cross

    Community Mental Health Counseling at University of Holy Cross Thomas Chambers Counseling and Training Center
    10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025
    $150,000

    Website

  • Up2Us, Inc.

    Healing Power of Sports
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
    $150,000

    Website

  • Youth Run NOLA

    School Partnership Program
    3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025
    $150,000

    Website

  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany

    YSB Anger Management and Teen Mentoring Services for SUD Adolescents
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $300,000

    Website

Education Grants Awarded

  • Bard Early College New Orleans

    Taking Early College to Scale for Economically Vulnerable Youth in New Orleans
    9/1/2022 - 8/31/2024
    $230,000

    Website

  • 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

  • City Year, Inc.

    City Year Team Sponsorship Program at Success Prep at Thurgood Marshall (or Alternative)
    10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • College Beyond

    Expanding the College Beyond Impact
    8/1/2022 - 7/31/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • College Track New Orleans

    Prosperity via Wellness: Equip New Orleans Youth to Earn Bachelor’s Degrees and Thrive
    3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025
    $150,000

    Website

  • Community Sailing New Orleans, Inc.

    STEM & Marine Career Pathways Initiative
    $150,000
    9/1/2021 – 8/31/2024

    Website

  • Dancing Grounds

    Dance for Social Change
    4/1/2022 - 3/31/2025
    $198,000

    Website

  • Early Partners

    Expanding Access and Quality in Toddler Early Care and Education
    8/1/2022 - 7/31/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana, Inc. (Families Helping Families NOLA)

    Coding for Transitioning Youth with Autism-Pathway to Career Success
    3/1/2022 - 2/29/2024
    $300,000

    Website

  • Free ALAS

    Project Defender/ Proyecto Defensor
    9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
    $225,000

    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

  • 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 Expansion
    $225,000
    7/1/2021 – 6/30/2024

    Website

  • Kids of Excellence Learning Center

    Kids of Excellence Learning Center
    MicroSchool Early Learning Project
    4/1/2021 – 3/31/2024
    $199,000

    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

  • LOOP NOLA

    Outdoor Adventure Club Expansion
    3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025
    $150,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum

    First 1,000 Days Initiative
    11/1/2022 – 10/31/2025
    $325,000

    Website

  • New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

    Opportunity Youth Internship & Apprenticeship Program
    9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
    $150,000

    Website

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

    Breaking the cycle of homelessness in New Orleans through providing an education-based family capacity-building program
    6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024
    $195,000

    Website

  • New Schools for New Orleans

    School Leader Retention Initiative
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $450,000

    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

  • Son of a Saint

    Improving Educational Outcomes for Fatherless Boys
    3/1/2021 – 2/29/2024
    $400,000

    Website

  • Teach for America

    Building a Teacher and School Leader Pipeline and Supporting Classroom Teachers Across New Orleans
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $180,000

    Website

  • The Center for Learner Equity

    Scaling Specialized Programs for New Orleans Students with Significant Disabilities
    $300,000
    9/1/2021 – 8/31/2024

    Website

  • The 1881 Institute

    The 1881 Institute Bridge Program
    9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
    $285,000

    Website

  • The 18th Ward

    The 18th Ward Coaches in Training
    $150,000
    9/1/2021 – 8/31/2024

    Website

  • The Idea Village

    VILLAGEx - Cultivating New Orleans's Next Generation of Founders
    2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024
    $300,000

    Website

  • TrainingGrounds, Inc.

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

    Website

  • University of Louisiana System Foundation

    Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program
    9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025
    $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

  • 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

  • Court Watch NOLA

    New Orleans Municipal Court Right to Counsel Assessment and Implementation
    10/1/2019 - 9/30/2023
    $150,000

    Website

  • Disability Rights Louisiana

    Financial Access Inclusion & Resources
    $655,000
    7/1/2021 – 6/30/2024

    Website

  • Innocence Project New Orleans

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

    Website

  • Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana

    Fair Chance Licensing Project
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
    $263,538

    Website

  • Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

    New Pathways: Increasing Transparency and Reducing Recidivism in New Orleans' Juvenile Justice System
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • Louisiana Parole Project

    The Redemption Initiative: Peer Mentored Reentry for Persons Serving Extreme Sentences
    3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025
    $300,000

    Website

  • Partners for Justice

    Transforming Public Defense for a Healthier New Orleans
    7/1/2022 - 6/30/2024
    $200,000

    Website

  • St. Charles Center for Faith + Action

    Faith Communities Re-Imagining the Criminal Legal System Through a Restorative Justice Lens
    5/1/2021 – 4/30/2024
    $160,375

    Website

  • Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans

    Frontlines Neighborhood Street Outreach: Meeting People Where They Are
    3/1/2022 - 2/29/2024
    $200,000

    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

    ProjectYEP Mentors
    $300,000
    7/1/2021 – 6/30/2024

    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 Mission and Core 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.

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 2023

January 21 – January 30, 2023: LOI submissions accepted
January 30, 2023: LOI deadline at 5:00 PM
March 7, 2023: Notifications of full application invitations sent
March 27, 2023: Full application deadline at 5:00 PM
May 18, 2023 – May 20, 2023: Grant decision notifications sent

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:

Patricia Patterson
ppatterson@bcm.org

Leslie McPherson
lmcpherson@bcm.org