• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)
  • RESOURCES:

    Grant Application and Guidelines for WGMF

    Many girls and women worldwide are prevented from developing and experiencing their full potential individuals created by God.  There are girls that do not receive the support of their families or cultures to go to school; women and girls who do not have access to medical care or the job market or other basic human rights. Misogynistic attitudes support culturally-sanctioned practices that oppress women and girls. Domestic violence endangers women and girls. The exploitation of women and girls fuels the criminal industry of sex trafficking. 
     
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., has a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God, and desires that each woman and girl have opportunity to live into the fullness of God’s purpose for her.
     
    Through Christ-centered ministries of discipleship, leadership development, educational opportunities, economic sustainability, and by addressing injustices that oppress women and girls, the Women and Girls Mission Fund helps women and girls discover God’s full potential for their lives.
     
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries (“ABWM”) has limited funding available from its Women and Girls Mission Fund to expand its work through grants to entities that are addressing the oppression of women and girls worldwide. 
     
    Grant Proposals:  ABWM will consider your formal proposal requesting a grant for a new or existing project that empowers women and/or girls in the U.S./Puerto Rico or in another country/region of the world.
     
    • Grants awarded are typically in the range of $1,000 to $3,500.
    • Grants may be requested for multiple years; however, awarded grants shall not exceed an aggregate amount of $10,000 over three successive years.
    • Preference will be given to proposals submitted by similarly-purposed organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status and an operating budget of $300,000 or less, and/or entities affiliated with the  American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
    • A report evaluating the project and an audited financial statement of the grant monies used shall be due to American Baptist Women’s Ministries twelve months after the grant is awarded.  Any unspent portion of the grant shall be returned.
     
    Please use the Application Form and follow the Grant Proposal Format available by downloading here.

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    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org