Special Project Grants

The Tennessee Baptist Foundation offers grants to churches and associations for special projects that need supplementary capital.

Special Project Grants Guidelines

Projects must be related to the work of a Tennessee Baptist church, entity, or institution that is in cooperation with the Tennessee Baptist Convention or related to a US or international body that is in partnership with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The project must be a new initiative of the church, a revitalization effort of the church, or an evangelistic project. Grants are not available for personnel expenses. The grant cannot be for the full costs of the project but is instead designed to supplement existing funds from other sources in support of the project. Grant awards can be no greater than $10,000 and cannot be for more than fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of the project. An organization can only receive a grant every three years. An award of a Special Project Grant is not guaranteed and is made at the absolute discretion of the Tennessee Baptist Foundation.

For all applications, please provide documentation that supports the amount that you are requesting (i.e. estimate sheet for construction materials, product details, equipment costs, etc.). For your convenience, there is a link at the bottom of this page through which you may upload this information. Please note that Special Projects grants are not available for general fundraising campaigns, as all requests must be specific as to the exact use of the funds that might be granted.

 The Tennessee Baptist Foundations staff will screen all requests for funds to see that the request conforms to these guidelines and will then forward these requests to the Executive Committee of the Foundation for approval or denial.

Apply for a Grant

  • Please note that only organizations in cooperation with the Tennessee Baptist Convention are eligible to apply for and to receive a Grant.

    Please see the TBF website for complete details regarding eligibility.

  • Please upload your supporting documentation for your request by clicking on "Choose File" which will direct you to select the file you wish to send. Then, click on the file and it will be attached to your application.
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