Grants

As a church, you want to make disciples of all nations. But doing outreach and evangelism is expensive. Let us provide resources for your next outreach efforts. Grants are available through SoCal Baptist Ministries.

SoCal Baptist Ministries (SoCal) is a religious nonprofit organization focused on providing small missions and ministry grants to California Southern Baptist churches and their related organizations and entities.  The mission is to empower California Southern Baptist mission and ministry projects and events that reach people for Christ and strengthen the sponsoring church or ministry. 

You can find Eligibility Guidelines, Deadlines, and a Grant Application below. Visit the SoCal Baptist Ministries webpage at https://scbministries.org

Eligibility Guidelines
  • Applicants must be an affiliated and contributing organization with the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC).
  • Applicants must be a current financial contributor to the Cooperative Program of the CSBC. The sponsoring churches of Ministries making application must also be a current financial contributor to the Cooperative Program of the CSBC.
  • Applicants may only receive two grants per calendar year.
  • Applicants must agree to submit an outcome report to SoCal within 30 days of the conclusion of the program or project. Recipients failing to submit an outcome report will not be eligible for future funding without review.
  • First time applicants are given priority in application consideration.
  • Event cannot take place before the date of the Board Meeting at which the application is considered.

SoCal DOES fund projects and events that focus on the following five areas:

  • Missions
  • Evangelistic Outreach
  • Ministry Outreach
  • Disaster Relief Efforts
  • Hunger Relief Efforts 

SoCal DOES NOT fund general budget needs such as:

  • Staffing
  • Equipment
  • General Budget Support or Unrestricted Funds
  • Capital Improvements
  • Debt Relief
Deadlines

Grant Applications are considered four times per year and may be submitted any time prior to the following deadlines:

    • Due January 20, 2021
      • Board Meeting Date February 20, 2021
    • Due April 14, 2021
      • Board Meeting Date May 15, 2021
    • Due July 21, 2021
      • Board Meeting Date August 21, 2021
    • Due October 13, 2021
      • Board Meeting Date November 13, 2021

(Awarded applicants are notified at the latest, two days after the Board Meeting by the President of the SoCal Baptist Ministries.)

NOTE:  The Board is requiring a response to grants that have been awarded in the past. Therefore, if your church has received a grant in the past, you will be required to submit a response for the prior event before a new application can be processed.  Grant responses are now required to be completed online through the website.

Application
Please fill out the application at the following link: https://scbministries.org/apply
grant response report

If funded, the undersigned agrees to submit a Grant Response Report to the SoCal Baptist Ministries within 30 days of the conclusion of the project or event.  The report should include an evaluation of the project or event documentation (photographs, receipts, invoices, etc.) that confirm expenses.  Recipients failing to submit an outcome report will not be eligible for future funding without review. 

Please fill out the Grant Response Report at the following link: https://scbministries.org/grant-response-report