We provide combined loan-and-grant awards to support the education of Christian Scientists around the world. We encourage each of our recipients to “pass their blessing forward” by contributing to their communities, to the Christian Science Movement, and to the world.
The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists from Boston, Massachusetts, and Northern California. These founders created a fund providing low-interest loans to American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over ten years, replenishing the fund for future generations. The founders named the fund in honor of Mary Baker Eddy’s elder brother, Albert Baker, who is credited with shepherding her education.
Our mission is to serve the Cause of Christian Science and humanity by providing resources for the education and development of Christian Scientists.
Since 1964, the generosity of Christian Science donors has enabled ABF to lend more than $12 million to more than 3,500 students. We measure the true impact of this investment in the growth and giving-back of our students. As these beneficiaries face the challenges and opportunities of their education–bolstered by the understanding of Christian Science–they grow both as students and as Christian Scientists. We encourage each recipient to “pass their blessings forward” by contributing to the Christian Science Movement and to the world. Read stories of gratitude.
Albert Baker was Mary Baker Eddy’s beloved older brother who took a tender interest in her education and tutored her many subjects, including Latin and Greek. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1834, and he immediately joined the law office of Franklin Pierce, who would later become the 14th president of the United States. In 1839, Albert was elected to the New Hampshire State Legislature where he served until his passing in 1841.
We are honored to have our Fund associated with Albert’s fine values of scholarship and the important role that education plays in the growth of every individual. The Albert Baker Fund hopes to nurture the educational aspirations of today’s Christian Science students in much the same way that Albert encouraged and supported his sister Mary.
We are in the office from 8 am-5 pm (PDT), Monday-Friday
Toll Free: (800) 269-0388
Direct Line: (916) 594-9513
Fax: (916) 594-9602
The Albert Baker Fund
1510 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814