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 from BFCal through the generosity and stewardship of California Southern Baptists. 

Eligibility Guidelines
  • Applicant churches must be affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC).
  • Applicant churches must be current financial contributors to the Cooperative Program of the CSBC. 
  • The applicant church has not received $5,000 or more within the current year from the same grant program.
  • The project must be an evangelism and outreach program taking place within the state of California.
  • 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 occur before the date of the Board Meeting at which the application is considered.
  • The sponsoring church must be able to receive funds through electronic direct deposit. 

The grant program DOES fund projects and events that focus on the following five areas:

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

The grant program DOES NOT fund general budget needs such as:

  • Staffing
  • Equipment
  • General Budget Support or Unrestricted Funds
  • Capital Improvements
  • Debt Relief
  • Camps
  • Mission Trips

Deadlines

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

    • Due January 15, 2024
    • Due July 15, 2024

Applicants will be notified of decisions within 45 days of deadline.

NOTE:  The Board requires 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
You can apply for a grant and check the status of your application using our new grant portal. First-time users of the portal will need to register their organization by using Grants dropdown tab on the login page and clicking "Register Your Org".
 
 Go to grant portal
Grant Response Report

If funded, the undersigned agrees to submit a Grant Response Report 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 confirms expenses.  Recipients failing to submit an outcome report will not be eligible for future funding without review.