Announcing the Spring 2023 Mission & Ministry Grantees

The National Benevolent Association is proud to announce its Spring 2023 Mission & Ministry Grantees. In this cycle, NBA’s Mission & Ministry Grants program provided a total of $174,600 to 40 projects and ministries working with older adults, children, and youth.

Launched in 2017, the Mission & Ministry Grants program has made purpose-restricted funds available for Disciples’ congregations and health and social service ministries for more than half a decade. This is the second year of our new twice-a-year cycle, which allows the NBA to award up to $400,000 a year to ministries. Now in its sixth granting year, the Mission & Ministry granting program has granted more than $1.4 million to ministries that support disenfranchised youth and older adults.

“The list of the spring 2023 Mission & Ministry grantees represents such substantial efforts by Disciples across the breadth of the denomination to care for their communities,” reflects Rev. Rebecca Hale, grants committee member, and NBA’s Executive Vice President. “From helping long-loved ministries such as All People’s Community Center provide food for seniors, to the bold efforts of Galileo Christian Church to extend welcome and safety to LGBTQ+ young adults through their Finn’s Place ministry, NBA’s grants support a network of care.”

This round of grantees represents 23 states, and 20 Disciples regions and serves a variety of racial demographics, age groups, and income levels.

Building on the effectiveness of our Mission & Ministry Grant program, other granting opportunities are under development and will be launched later this year, including grants for young adults and health and social service leaders.

See the full list of grantees below and stay tuned for stories of impact from these grantees.

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