saint mary's press® bible grant program

Saint Mary's Press Bible Grant Program is made available by Saint Mary’s Press based on a percentage of annual sales and from grants of the Lasallian Education Fund of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest. The purpose of the program is to provide Bibles to inner-city and rural poor schools or youth-serving ministries, to youth in detention centers throughout the United States, and to adult inmates in prisons in the United States. (Sorry, we cannot ship outside the United States.)

Priority will be given to requests that best meet the following criteria:

  1. Copies of the Bibles will be given directly to youth/adults for their personal use.
  2. Requests are from schools, institutions, or ministries serving Catholic youth in detention or in the highest poverty rate areas of the United States. For the purpose of this program we will use the most current HHS Poverty Guidelines and State Poverty Rate standards of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (see http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty).
  3. The youth receiving or benefiting from Saint Mary’s Press Bible Grant Program are from households at or below the average poverty measure.
  4. Those receiving or benefiting from Saint Mary’s Press Bible Grant Program are incarcerated in U.S. detention centers.

application

Number of Bibles requested (maximum of 48 total copies requested per year):