Serving Boston for more than 50 years

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA) was founded during the 1960’s civil rights movement with a mission to provide spiritual nurture to clergy, advocacy and program services for the larger Black community. Starting as an interdenominational group of 20 clergy, the BMA has grown to become an inclusive alliance of churches, faith and community-based organizations reaching around 20,000 ethnically-diverse parishioners and clients in Greater Boston.

Today the BMA fulfills its mission by serving as an intermediary organization working in partnership with over 100 nonprofits, churches, and ministries annually to make services delivered to low-income youth and their families more meaningful and effective. We convene resources, acting as a clearinghouse that redistributes funds and technical assistance to build the capacity and strengthen faith and community-based organizations.

Annually the BMA serves approximately 10,000 low-income children, youth and families in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods in partnership with approximately 100 community-based and faith-based organizations.

We are a convener of resources, acting as a clearinghouse that collects and redistributes funds and technical assistance to build the capacity and strengthen faith-based and community organizations. Current investments in the BMA have served over 106 faith-based and community-based organizations which in turn have impacted over 26,000 youth and families in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods.
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What our partners have to say

“The Black Ministerial Alliance is a great partner that helps support disenfranchised communities to become stronger and more healthy.”- Conan Harris, Deputy Director of Public Safety at City of Boston
“BMA is not only a key partner as far as providing technical assistance to our smaller grassroots organizations that otherwise wouldn't have the capacity to thrive, but the BMA also has their hand on the pulse of the communities we are serving which makes them a critical partner in the work we are doing at The Boston Foundation.”- Natanja Craig Director, Grassroots Programs - The Boston Foundation
“Through collaborations between faith and community-based organizations, the Black Ministerial Alliance is fully committed to bringing more resources into communities most-in-need. I am proud to work with the BMA to serve our families in District 4 and strengthen our communities.”- Andrea J. Campbell, Boston City Councilor District 4

Interested in partnering with the BMA?

The BMA has partnered with hundreds of faith- and community-based organizations throughout the year. Collaboration is central to our mission. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact our offices.