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Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is a health conversion foundation committed to improving the physical, mental, spiritual and social lives of people living in the greater New Orleans region. From our founding as Southern Baptist Hospital in 1924, to the sale of two hospitals and our conversion to a foundation, our work touches lives in many ways - through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations and charities, and through direct services in settings such as hospitals, churches, and other community institutions. Specifically, BCM focuses grantmaking within four strategic zones - health, education, public safety, and governmental oversight. Through The McFarland Institute, BCM continues the spiritual mission once part of our legacy hospitals. Since our inception more than $149 million has been invested to transform the communities we serve.

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Baptist Community Ministries and partners are inviting organizations that offer youth development programs for children and youth, ages 8 to 24 years old, in Orleans Parish to apply to participate in the second year of the New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative Pilot (NOLA-YPQI) for the 2016-2017 school year.

As was previously announced, Baptist Community Ministries has implemented a letter of intent (LOI) process beginning with the spring 2016 transom cycle. Applicants must submit a LOI and receive an invitation from BCM to submit a full proposal for grant funding. Any full grant applications received from organizations that were not invited to apply will not be considered.

BCM conducts an open transom cycle twice a year. For the 2016 spring transom cycle, BCM’s Board of Trustees approved a pilot project to incorporate Letters of Intent (LOIs, also known as letters of inquiry or interest), which we will continue to do for the upcoming fall transom cycle. In this revised, two-stage approach to the transom process, applicants will first submit an LOI for review.