Opportunity Fund

The History

In April 2018 opportunity for the ABWM NYS Opportunity Fund was created out of gifts from the estates of Hillview Community Church, which closed in 2015 and the First Baptist Church of Oneonta, which closed in January, 2018.

These churches left funds for American Baptist Women’s Ministries of NYS as part of their ongoing legacy of love for American Baptist Women’s Ministries of NYS and to use for the development of women when they made the hard decision to close their doors.

They decided to let their ministry live through others by helping to enable for dreams to come true.  American Baptist Women’s Ministries of New York State was one of those ministries where a dream came true.

The dream is the Opportunity Fund.

What is the Opportunity Fund?

The Opportunity Fund is to provide money for American Baptist Women of New York State and AB G.I.R.L.S. of New York State to have the opportunity to attended conferences, conventions and other similar events.

How Do I Apply?

There are two pages.  The application has been updated for 2022 and can be downloaded here. Guidelines can be printed here.

What Are the Deadlines for Applying?

If you are looking for monies to attend the April  Convention for AB Women’s Ministries of NYS your application must be submitted by March 1st.

For other conference opportunities, the deadline is one month prior.