American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware



This ABHMS Palmer Grant cycle is seeking to support projects that focus on children, youth and young adults (CYYA) and create space for them to participate in the development of the project.

ABHMS will be looking to fund projects that focus on working with younger persons in our communities to 1) nurture their mental health; 2) positively develop their identity; 3) generate safe spaces for their growth; and 4) foster racial healing that honors diversity as a gift from God. Projects that bring together people who are economically, culturally and/or generationally diverse are encouraged. ABHMS will be looking for collaborations that help us to better understand and support the children, youth and young adults among us—whether they are part of our faith communities or outside of them—and celebrate the gifts and strengths they possess.

We welcome applications from congregations, camps, community ministries and college campuses that are partnering with others, preparing the way for, investing resources in and attending to the faith development needs of persons under age 30.

Proposals may be for existing or pilot projects. For any of these areas, applicants may choose to focus on one, two or all three of the target populations of children (infants–11) youth (12-17) or young adults (18-29). Please include plans for proper screening and training of staff in accordance with state recommendations for children and youth safety.

The 2022 American Baptist Foundation Palmer Grant Cycle is open June 1 – July 15 11:59pm ET.


ABHMS Overview of 2022 Palmer Grant Process.pdf