American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Grant Funds Available


Fall/Winter Grants 2024


ABCOPAD is once again offering grants from the three funds, we administer: Release God’s Power, Ministries of Christian Discipleship and the Legacy Fund. The funds available for this year’s grants are significantly diminished from the past few years since they are based on the investment earnings. We will be capping grant requests at $3,000 per recipient to assure that the most number of grants possible can be offered.


The Fall/Winter Grant Cycle opens September 1st.


  • The Deadline for Spring/Summer Grants is Friday, October 15.
  • Have your applications emailed to by that date. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • 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 May meeting, with checks being disbursed by the end of the month.
  • 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 2023. If you have additional questions, please contact the Regional Executive Pastor [570-435-2001] or the Treasurer [1-800-932-9442] or EMAIL.


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  

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


Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund Purposes 

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

Legacy Grant Fund Purposes

Legacy Fund (Legacy)
Grant Application Form MS Word file

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 will be reviewed be submitted to a Regional Pastor or GPS Member for their recommendation. Applications are not to be submitted to the ABCOPAD administrative offices.