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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2014.

Education

Fund for Educational Excellence

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward the implementation of the Baltimore Promise, a citywide cradle to career initiative.

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore City Education Reform Project.

Advocates for Children and Youth

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of efforts to improve educational outcomes for Baltimore City students in the child welfare system.

Baltimore City Public Schools

$192,760
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2014‑2015 National Academic League. 

Baltimore City Public Schools

$75,250
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2014 SummerREADs book distribution program for 1,700 kindergarden through third‑grade students in seven high‑poverty, low‑performing Baltimore city public schools.

Baltimore Kids Chess League, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2014‑2015 BCPS Chess Education Project.

Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign

$44,650
Baltimore, MD

To launch the Baltimore City Robotics Mentor League in 30 middle and high schools.

Bard College

$300,000
Annandale on Hudson, NY

Toward the establishment of the Bard High School Early College Baltimore.

BCPS/Carver Vocational Technical High School

$52,700
Baltimore, MD

For start‑up costs to launch the new Advanced Manufacturing Career and Technology program.

BCPS/Cecil Elementary School

$71,610
Baltimore, MD

For implementation of the Grade Level Tutoring Initiative at Cecil Elementary School.

Building STEPS, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For expansion of science‑ and technology‑ based academic and professional development programming in Baltimore City public high schools.

Carnegie Institution for Science

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the BioEYES science outreach education program for students in Baltimore City public schools.

Coalition of Baltimore Public Charter Schools

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for support of the Coalition of Baltimore City Public Charter Schools.

Digit All Systems, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Career and Technology Information Tech program in 12 Baltimore City high schools.

Digital Harbor Foundation

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

To assist in the creation of the Digital Harbor Foundation Center of Excellence for Innovation in Technology Education in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward the implementation of the Baltimore Promise, a citywide cradle to career initiative.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For support to launch the Analysis and Advocacy campaign designed to proactively identify and advance interventions that significantly improve outcomes for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward staffing support of a part‑time literacy content specialist for the Grade Level Reading Campaign.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,550
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2014 SummerREADs Book Distribution Program.

Johns Hopkins University/Center for Social Organization of Schools

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) core research program; and for continued work on the College Access & Readiness program for Baltimore City students.

LET’S GO Boys and Girls, Inc.

$25,000
Annapolis, MD

To sustain and expand after‑school kindergarten through eighth grade STEM programming for 840 underserved students across Baltimore City for the 2014‑2015 school year.

New Leaders - Baltimore

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the New Leaders‑Baltimore program to recruit and develop outstanding school principals for Baltimore City public schools for the 2014‑2015 school year.

Raising A Reader

$30,000
Redwood City, CA

For expenses related to the implementation of the Raising A Reader literacy initiative in Baltimore City.

Safe and Sound Campaign for Children and Youth, Inc.

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the MOST Network's four-month assessment of STEM learning opportunities in Baltimore City.

Saint Frances Academy

$237,600
Baltimore, MD

To sponsor tuition and expand year‑round housing for the third year of a boarding school program at Saint Frances Academy for 14 homeless Baltimore City boys who will also attend St. Frances Academy high school.

Success for All Foundation, Inc.

$60,000
Baltimore, MD

For continuation of the Tutoring with Alphie program at seven Baltimore City public elementary schools.

Teach For America Baltimore

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

For expenses related to the cost of recruiting, selecting, training, and ongoing support for Teach For America corps members, as well as the development of TFA alumni for leadership positions in Baltimore City public schools for the 2014‑2015 school year.

The Community School, Inc.

$19,500
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of The Community School's high school program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

The Ingenuity Project

$500,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2014‑2015 Ingenuity Project in Baltimore City public middle and high schools.

Thread

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Thread mentoring program for students at Dunbar High School and the Academy for College and Career Exploration.

Urban Teacher Center, Inc.

$250,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding to provide bridge funding for scaling the number of teachers trained for Baltimore City Public Schools and achieving financial sustainability by 2017.

Workforce Development

A New Faith Community

$12,000
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase of computers, renovations, and for expansion of the Clay Pots Education Center adult literacy and GED program.

Art with a Heart

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the 2014 Summer Job Program, a visual arts program for 50 at‑risk Baltimore City youth.

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Inc.

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Pre-Allied Health Bridge Project and the Career Coaching Program.

Baltimore Cares, Inc.

$37,974
Baltimore, MD

Start‑up funding for the implementation of workforce development programs for Baltimore City residents recovering from addiction.

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the BioSTART and Laboratory Associates Programs.

BUILD

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of a jobs initiative for 50 hard‑to‑serve residents of the Oliver and East Baltimore communities.

CASA de Maryland, Inc.

$100,000
Hyattsville, MD

Toward continued support of the Baltimore Welcome Center.

Center for Urban Families

$350,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of STRIVE Baltimore, a job training and placement service for men and women.

Central Scholarship Bureau, Inc.

$150,000
Owings Mills, MD

For continued support and expansion of tuition assistance to Baltimore City residents seeking vocational training through community colleges and for-profit and nonprofit training providers.

Civic Works

$245,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore Center for Green Careers job training program.

Episcopal Community Services of Maryland

$61,980
Baltimore, MD

To support the Employment Specialist position at the Jericho Reentry Program.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Workforce Connections Program.     

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$80,000
Chicago, IL

Toward a pilot project, Careers in Manufacturing Programs, at the former Magna Baltimore Technical Training Center.

Job Opportunities Task Force

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore CASH Campaign, an initiative to offer free tax preparation and increase receipt of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Maryland Center for Adult Training, Inc.

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and GED prep training programs for unemployed and underemployed youth and adults in Baltimore City.

Maryland New Directions

$120,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Career Focus job training program for unemployed, disadvantaged Baltimore City residents.

Moveable Feast, Inc.

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Culinary Arts and Life Skills Training Program for unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City residents.

New Lens

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide funding to employ 20 at‑risk Baltimore City youth at a social enterprise production company.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Workplace Justice Project's campaign to implement the new Maryland Unpaid Wage Lien Law.

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