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NBA opens applications for 2018 Mission and Ministry Grants Program

The National Benevolent Association will soon begin receiving applications for Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries interested in applying for an NBA Mission and Ministry Grant.

NBA Mission and Ministry Grants are designated for “Educational Purposes for At-Risk Children and Youth” between the ages of 10-25 years, and for “Older Adult Ministries” serving those who are 50 years old and above.

NBA Grant Categories and Amounts
In July, the NBA will begin accepting applications for grants in these categories and amounts:

  • Catalyst Grants ($1,000 – $5,000):These are startup funds to get projects up and running and/or to expand an existing project to a new area/initiative.
  • Innovation Grants ($6,000 – $15,000):These funds should help move an established project to a new level of effectiveness and impact. Organizations should clearly explain how these funds will help accomplish this.
  • Impact Grants ($20,000+): These funds should be used for major leaps in project areas with a proven plan for how these will move the organization to a new level of sustainability and impact.

Application Process
Our grants are available for Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries. Projects must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The application will be available online in early July, and all completed applications are due by Sept. 14, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Nov. 15, and funds will be distributed by December for use in 2019.

Learn more and apply at Please email further questions to [email protected].