SoCal Grant Application

It is the desire of SoCal Baptist Ministries to help fund special events for the purpose of evangelism, ministry, and missions through California Southern Baptist Churches and entities.

Please follow the steps below to apply online, as this is the most expeditious way to submit your application.  For a printed version of instructions and application, click here.

The SoCal Board meets four times a year.  Below is the meeting schedule for 2019.  Please take note of these meeting dates and deadlines for submissions when planning your events for the year. Since the Board does not grant funds retroactively, your event MUST be scheduled after the meeting date for which you are applying. We do not want any organization to miss an opportunity because they have missed the deadline for submitting an application.

****Grants are now limited to 2 per church per year.

 

 Board meeting date is February 23, 2019 - The deadline for submitting your application for consideration at the February meeting is January 25, 2019.

· Board meeting date is May 11, 2019 - The deadline for submitting your application for consideration at the May meeting is April 12, 2019.

· Board meeting date is August 17, 2019 - The deadline for submitting your application for consideration at the August meeting is July 19, 2019.

· Board meeting date is November 9, 2019 - The deadline for submitting your application for consideration at the November meeting is October 11, 2019.

 

Eligibility

FIRST:  SoCal Baptist Ministries is restricted to making grants to the California Southern Baptist Convention and to churches and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with the Convention.  Eligibility for a grant requires that a church must be participating in annual contributions to the California Southern Baptist Convention.  Grants are NOT made to individuals or businesses for any purpose.  Grants are not provided for staff salaries or capital improvements, such as acquiring or improving physical assets, property or equipment.  Grants must be for ministry and mission programs, projects and events.  Your grant application must include a specific statement of how and when the Gospel is going to be presented.

SECOND:  You MUST have proof of 501(c)(3) status OR proof that you qualify under the California Southern Baptist Convention's group exemption.

 

Questions?

If you need help understanding the grant requirements at any point, please don't hesitate to contact us via email or give us a call: 877-322-1001.