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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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As was previously announced, Baptist Community Ministries is implementing a letter of intent (LOI) process beginning with the upcoming 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 has approved a pilot project to incorporate Letters of Intent (LOIs, also known as letters of inquiry or interest). In this revised, two-stage approach to the transom process, applicants will first submit an LOI for review.

BCM will host Transom Grant Application Workshops on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 1:30-3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm