About the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation



We warmly welcome applications from progressive organizations, working in faith-related spaces. We prioritize applications from organizations that are openly welcoming and affirming, and organizations that do not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, geography, citizenship status, marital status, religion, or any other discriminatory reason.

We most often fund general support, interfaith projects, projects focused on separation of church and state, house of worship-based community projects, and other topics critical to faith in our democracy. We define faith broadly, and generally fund three types of organizations within that vision:

      • Progressive Baptist organizations and institutions
      • Faith-based, nonprofit organizations that share the Foundation’s ethical sensitivities
      • Nonprofit organizations that guard the separation between church and state

Within the framework discussed above, we most often fund projects that focus on:

      • Meeting basic human needs
      • Faith-based higher education
      • Inclusivity initiatives
      • Social justice and advocacy
      • Arts and enrichment
      • Faith-based journalism

There are several areas frequently inquired about that we are regretfully unable to support: 

      • Individuals or personal needs
      • Business assistance
      • For profit endeavors, organizations, or institutions
      • Internal-facing church or school projects, unless we have a pre-existing relationship with your congregation or school
      • Local community level chapters of large national organizations 
      • Undergraduate scholarships
      • Lobbying and political campaigning 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@baughfoundation.org if you have questions about whether your project or grant proposal is within the categories stated above.

We begin accepting letters of intent for the 2025 cycle july 1, 2024. 

Letters of intent are due by September 1, 2024.

The Baugh Foundation will notify organizations by september 30, 2024, whether or not they are invited to submit a full application.

Full applications are due November 15, 2024.

Organizations will be notified of funding decisions by the end of January 2024.