About the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation


We warmly welcome progressive organizations, working in faith-based spaces to apply. 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 this broad framework, 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
      • Undergraduate scholarships
      • Lobbying

We begin accepting letters of intent for the 2024 cycle July 1, 2023. This is a change from previous years.

Letters of intent are due by October 1, 2023.

The Baugh Foundation will notify organizations by October 31, 2023, whether or not they are invited to submit a full application.

Full applications are due December 15, 2023.

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