American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Grant Funds Available

2020 Fall/Winter Cycle

The ABCOPAD grant funds [ Release God’s Power, Ministries of Christian Discipleship, and the Legacy Fund ] experienced very good earnings last year in 2019. Grants are made from the earnings so we were able to offer some significant grants to churches during the Spring/Summer cycle. At that time, the ABCOPAD Board made a one-time decision to offer payroll grants to churches that experienced financial hardship during the quarantine and were having a problem paying their pastoral leadership. Seven churches took advantage of those funds, which turned out to be significantly less than what we had anticipated. What that means is that we still have funds available for grants for our Winter cycle.

REGULAR GRANT CYCLE

We will still have funds available for the regular Winter cycle of grants. 

  • The application deadline for these grants is November 6th
  • Have your applications emailed to one of the Regional Pastors by that date.
  • Guidelines for each of the grant funds, as well as applications can be found BELOW.
  • The ABCOPAD Board will vote on the recommendations from the Mission Allocation Committee at their December meeting, with checks being disbursed before year’s end.
  • Please read the guidelines for each of the funds to determine which one would best fit the ministry your congregation is interested in beginning. If you have questions, please contact any of the staff.

ALL applications must be typed and submitted electronically. Your congregation must (1) have given to Partners in Ministry (our regional offering) last year and planning on supporting it this year, and (2) have submitted the Cooperating Church Annual Report for 2019. If you have additional questions, please contact one of the Regional Pastors or the Treasurer at EMAIL or 1-800-932-9442.


 

Downloadable Forms
Form instructions.

 

The Grant Forms are in the new Adobe Acrobat Format.
You can fill them out, print them, and mail them to a Regional Pastor

Release Gods Power Fund Purposes.docx 

Release God's Power Fund (RGP)
Grant Application Form  pdf file

Release God's Power Fund (RGP)
Grant Application Form  MS Word file

 

Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund Purposes.docx 

Ministries Of Christian Discipleship Fund (MCD)
Grant Application Form    pdf file

Ministries Of Christian Discipleship Fund (MCD)
Grant Application Form  MS Word file


Legacy Fund Purposes.docx

Legacy Fund (Legacy)
Grant Application Form pdf file

Legacy Fund (Legacy)
Grant Application Form MS Word file


NOTE:
The applications for each of these grant funds are available on this website. These applications are fill-in forms and ALL applications MUST be typed. Each application must be submitted to a Regional Pastor for their recommendation. Applications are not to be submitted to the ABCOPAD administrative offices; they must go through the Regional Pastor in that corridor or the Regional Pastor most closely related to the ministry request.