Since its inception in 1923, discerning Virginia Baptists, often as their final act of Christian Stewardship, have made outright, bequest, or planned gifts to the Virginia Baptist Foundation, Incorporated for its charitable purposes. These sacrificial gifts have been entrusted to the sole care and discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. To encourage and promote institutional stewardship, these gifted dollars form the corpus of our grant program. Grants will be considered by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees that meets the following criteria:
The purpose of our grant program is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission and to strengthen Virginia Baptists Kingdom Advance initiatives that address human spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs.
Written proposals will be accepted from agencies, churches, institutions, and ministry partners affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. These organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and engaged in educational, charitable and religious activities. Priority status will be given to first-time applicants.
Grants from the Foundation will range in amounts from $5,000 to $100,000. At the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, grant amounts greater than $30,000 may be paid over several years. The approved payment schedule may not exceed three (3) years.
How Does My Organization Request a Grant?
Baptist General Association of Virginia ministry partners wishing to apply for a grant from the Foundation must submit a completed Grant Application. Grant applications are available on this website. Grants are not awarded for operational support. Grants are awarded for specific projects or programs. In addition to a grant application, the sponsoring organization must mail a formal Letter of Intent. Letters of Intent must not exceed two pages in length and should: 1) Explain the organization’s mission; 2) Describe the usage of the requested funds; 3) Include a budget summary of major expense and income items.