Announcing the 2019 Mission & Ministry Grant Recipients

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For the third year of the Mission & Ministry Grants Program, the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is granting a total of $166,200 to 22 Disciples projects and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth.

In June 2017, the NBA announced the launch of this new grant program, making purpose-restricted funds available for distribution through grants to Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries. In 2019, the NBA Grants Committee accepted and evaluated applications through the fall, and grant funds have now been distributed to selected projects.

This year’s grantees are located across 13 Disciples regions. Of the 22 selected projects, thirteen are focused on at-risk children and youth; seven are focused on older adults; and two are intergenerational, serving both communities. Five of these grantees also received Mission & Ministry Grant funds from NBA last year.

“One of the great joys of reading the grant applications is experiencing the passion for ministries of care that exists throughout the church,” says Executive Vice President Rebecca Hale. “That deep care is coupled with innovative approaches to the work which is so heartening and paints a hopeful picture of Disciples’ engagement within their communities. NBA is grateful to be a part of investing in ministries of compassion and care.”

Read about the third cohort of grantees and their projects below! We look forward to sharing a spotlight on each ministry with more project details starting in January, with updates to come from grantees throughout the year.


Find frequently asked questions and more information about the NBA Mission and Ministry Grant Program at The 2020 application will be available in the summer of 2020. For additional questions, please email

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As the health and social services general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the National Benevolent Association partners with congregations, regions, general ministries, and a variety of Disciples-related health and social service providers to create communities of compassion and care. Founded in 1887 by six women responding to the needs of the day and on their doorsteps, for more than 130 years the NBA has continued to serve “the least of these.” For more information, visit