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Fowler Receives Grant from National Benevolent Association

Juliette Fowler Communities has received $15,000 from the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for its project, Friends Helping Friends. Funds from NBA’s Mission and Ministry Grants will help move this established project to a new level of effectiveness and impact.

Juliette Fowler Communities is located in Dallas, TX, and its project focuses on older adults. Friends Helping Friends is a resident-initiated program that seeks to provide hot meals for the lowest income residents at Fowler Christian Apartments. This program is ongoing and has no end date.

In June of last year, the NBA announced the launch of its Mission and Ministry Program, making purpose-restricted funds available for distribution through grants to 21 Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries. For 2018, the NBA awarded a total of $150,250, of which $38,250 was allocated to 5 projects focused on older adults.

“Disciples ministries across the life of the church are called in innovative, relevant ways to work with and serve “the least of these” – reaching out to those on the margins and truly being the church,” says Mark D. Anderson, NBA President and CEO. “These Disciples are creating communities of compassion and care every day, and we are grateful for the opportunity to lift up and support this good work through NBA Mission and Ministry Grants.”

Learn about all of the NBA Mission and Ministry grantees at The application for 2019 funds will be available later in 2018. For additional questions, please email