About Us

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA), established in the early 1960s, is an alliance of over 80 faith-based and community-based organizations with a 40+ year history of serving the Black community in Boston. The BMA’s mission is to provide spiritual nurture for clergy, and advocacy and program services for the larger Black community. As part of its mission, the BMA demonstrates its ability to create positive change in the Boston area.  

Today, the BMA is one of the most diverse and active organizations in the city. The BMA has active participation from churches representing over 20,000 parishioners. 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.