2017 Grantees


Reformed Church in America, Grand Rapids, Mich.

This nearly 400-year-old mainline Protestant denomination of more than 1,100 churches is shaped by a big picture of “Transformed and Transforming” in their promise to: raise up young leaders, become more like Jesus, and make the world a better place. 


Bread for the World, Washington, D.C.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.


New Baptist Covenant, Washington, D.C.

The New Baptist Covenant creates vibrant, inclusive Baptist communities, building bridges in places previously marked by division.


The Open Table, Kansas City, Missouri

The Open Table is a 1,001 New Worshiping Community (PCUSA) whose mission is to bring rich and poor, black and white, young and old to the same table for the purpose of becoming a more reconciled Kansas City.


Delight Ministries, Nashville, Tenn.

Delight Ministries launches, grows and sustains Christ-centered women’s communities on college campuses across the country through a weekly study, monthly worship, community activities, service projects and one-on-one interpersonal connections.

2016 Grantees


Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community, Landover, Md.

Lott Carey is a multicultural, ecumenical, global Christian missional community born of African-American Baptist heritage that provides prayer partnership, financial support and technical assistance to indigenous communities around the world who engage in ministries of evangelism, compassion, empowerment and advocacy.


The Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA) of Greater Boston, Inc., Boston, Mass.

The Black Ministerial Alliance provides spiritual nurture for clergy and advocacy and program services for all of Boston’s communities.


Convención, Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas, Lubbock, Texas

Convención is third largest gathering of Hispanic Baptists in the world and is affiliated with more than 1,000 congregations.


Urban Presbyterians Together, Rochester, NY

Urban Presbyterians Together is an alliance of nine churches with a total of 2,000 members in Rochester, NY. They represent both small and large racially diverse downtown churches with goals of encouraging high-quality schools for all; combating racism; improving police-community relations; and identifying other partners and financing to increase effectiveness in these ministries.


The Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church via Turner Memorial AME Church, Hyattsville, Md.

The Second Episcopal District of the AME Church is home to more than 1,200 associate ministers serving among 400 churches. Most are unpaid bi-vocational ministers, faithfully serving their churches out of commitment to the call on their lives and to the people they serve.

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