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Past Grants

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

Workforce Development

Rose Street Community Center

$300,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of transitional housing, emergency shelter, daily community cleanups, and gang mediation.

Seedco

$75,000
New York, NY

For continued support of EarnBenefits Baltimore to help low‑wage workers and individuals access benefits and income supports.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Inc.

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Next Course food service job training program.

The Urban Alliance Foundation, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of a workforce development initiative for low-income youth in Baltimore City.

The Work First Foundation

$200,000
New York, NY

For continued support of the Baltimore Ex‑Offender Reentry Employment Program for Baltimore City residents.

Vehicles for Change, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Academy for Automotive Careers, an automotive technician training program for ex‑offenders.

Year Up Baltimore

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support and expansion of the Year Up Baltimore Program, a workforce development initiative for at-risk young adults in Baltimore City.

Youth As Resources

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of Task Force, a workforce development initiative for at‑risk youth in Baltimore City.

Health & Human Services

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$481,554
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore Regional Housing Program Security Deposit Assistance program.

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Regional Housing Equity Project.

Advocates for Children and Youth

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of an outreach and education campaign to provide dental insurance for youth transitioning out of foster care.

Baltimore Rowing Club

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of Reach High Baltimore, an after‑school rowing program designed to serve at‑risk Baltimore City middle school students.

Benefits Data Trust

$50,000
Philadelphia, PA

Toward support of the Maryland Benefits Center’s initiative to provide comprehensive benefits access for low‑income seniors in Baltimore City.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of one‑on‑one comprehensive mentoring programs for at‑risk youth in Southeast Baltimore; and for an evaluation of the programs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of Project Engage, a youth development program in Park Heights.

Catholic Charities

$82,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of eviction prevention and utility assistance programs administered by the Samaritan Center.

Catholic Charities

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of an initiative to serve unaccompanied immigrant children at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore City.

Challengers Independent Living, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase of a mini‑van to provide transportation to foster care teen parents participating in the Challengers Teen Parent Program.

Franciscan Center

$130,000
Baltimore, MD

For general support of programs providing emergency services and case management to families in crisis.

Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of efforts to preserve affordable housing for public housing properties subject to conversion under the Rental Assistance Demonstration Plan.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for support of the Preconception Women’s Health and Pediatrics initiative for low‑income women in Baltimore City.

Kids in Need of Defense

$50,000
Washington, DC

To hire one additional attorney in the Baltimore office to provide pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

Loving Arms, Inc.

$95,690
Baltimore, MD

Continued support of operating costs of N.R. House, a residential facility for runaway, homeless youth and their families.

Manna House, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward general support of a drop‑in center for the homeless and needy in Baltimore City.

Maryland Food Bank

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the School Pantry Program in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Parks & People Foundation

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2014‑2015 Hooked on Sports program for Baltimore City public school students.

Share Our Strength

$25,000
Washington, DC

For support of the development of new summer meal sites and expansion of participation in the Summer Meals Program in Baltimore City.

SquashWise, Inc.

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of an after‑school squash program for students in Baltimore City public middle schools.

St. Francis Neighborhood Center

$32,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of The Power Project, an after‑school educational, mentoring, and arts program for at‑risk youth, ages 5‑18, in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Inc.

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

Three‑year funding toward support of the Beans & Bread Center.

Tahirih Justice Center

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continuing support of pro bono legal and social services for immigrant women and girls in Baltimore City who are fleeing gender-based violence.

The Samaritan Community

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance programs.

The Shepherd’s Clinic

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support toward operating costs to provide primary and specialty health care to uninsured persons in Baltimore City.

United Way of Central Maryland

$6,000
Baltimore, MD

To hire a local consultant to facilitate and guide the community strategic planning process of The Journey Home.

University of Maryland School of Medicine

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Maryland Hospitals for Healthy Environments MD H2E initiative, designed to improve the environmental impact of health care institutions in Maryland.

Your Health Network, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Enrollment, Conversion, and Alignment & Reform initiative.

Youth Empowered Society

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward operating costs of the YES Drop‑in Center for homeless youth in Baltimore City.

Community Development

1000 Friends of Maryland

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for continued support of the Sustainable Growth for Maryland campaign.

Adopt A Block, Inc.

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of Compassion Commission, a one‑week youth volunteer program in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Brew/Fusion Partnerships

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

To hire a community reporter/editor; and to hire a Director of Business Development in an effort to strengthen community journalism on the website.

Baltimore City Department of General Services

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

For a feasibility study of a “Fairfield Eco/Energy Facility” in an effort to build an eco/energy facility in Baltimore City.

Baltimore City Foundation

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore City Fire Station Renovation Project, specifically for renovation of one Baltimore City fire station kitchen.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of Tools for Change, specifically for outreach, fundraising, and program staffing expenses.

Baltimore Jewelry Center/Fractured Atlas

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For architectural and consulting fees for renovating space at Jubilee Baltimore in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Baltimore Tree Trust

$72,000
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase of a truck, truck bed, and water tank; and toward operating costs.

Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Home Maintenance Program for elderly, low‑income homeowners in Southeast Baltimore.

Belair Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Healthy Neighborhoods and Foreclosure Prevention initiatives.

Civic Works

$299,211
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for continued support of the Real Food Farm in Clifton Park.

Civic Works

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Energy Retrofit Program.

Civic Works

$35,280
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Farm Alliance’s Leveraging Urban Farms to Increase Food Access initiative.

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