Matthew 25 Grants
The Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, is funded by a generous donor whose goal is to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.” Awards are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1. To view the guidelines and download the application form, click here.
In the Spring of 2015, a total of 34 applicants received funding ranging from $500 to $4,250, with a total of $78,318 awarded. Grant awards were given to ministries describing the following needs:
- Weekend food for students on free or reduced lunch at school
- Scholarships to send children of incarcerated parents to camp
- Food pantry needs, including fresh food items
- ESL program in a local community
- Emergency fund for students at a school of theology
- Backpacks and school clothes for children in need
- Funds for the construction of a community center in Uganda
- Prison ministries for women at a state institution
- After school programs
- And many more
The Baptist Church of Franklin was a recipient of a Matthew 25 Grant in the spring of 2013.