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History & Mission


The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA), now BMA Tenpoint, 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, it grew to become an inclusive alliance of churches, faith and community-based organizations reaching around 20,000 ethnically-diverse parishioners and clients in Greater Boston.

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BMA Tenpoint serves over 10,000 low-income children, youth and families a year in Boston neighborhoods with approximately 100 community-based and faith-based organizations.

Today the BMA Tenpoint 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.

Interested in Partnering?

BMA Tenpoint 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.

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