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Past Grants

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

Community Development

Community Law Center, Inc.

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

Continued support for staff attorneys in an effort to address issues raised in the Legislative Audit of the Baltimore City Liquor Board.

Community Law Center, Inc.

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of a public nuisance project seeking legal remedies for Baltimore neighborhoods bearing the cost of property neglect.

Emerging Technology Centers, Inc.

$170,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2015 AccelerateBaltimore competition of venture investment awards to six entrepreneurs and early‑stage companies.

Enoch Pratt Free Library

$175,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward renovation costs of the Job and Career Center at the Pratt Central Library.

Food Research & Action Center

$60,000
Washington, DC

Toward continued support of the Maryland Hunger Solutions’ pilot project to increase the capacity of Baltimore City farmers’ markets to accept federal food benefit payments through EBTcards ($35,000); and for technical assistance ($25,000).

Friends of Great Kids Farm

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of a comprehensive strategic planning process for Great Kids Farm and Friends of Great Kids Farm.

Greater Baltimore Technology Council, Inc.

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for the launch of Baltimore Tech in an effort to support the growth of technology start‑ups in Baltimore City.

Groundswell

$50,000
Washington, DC

Toward continued support and expansion of the Community Power Project, an initiative to help Baltimore City residents and nonprofit organizations save money on utility bills through collective purchase of electricity.

Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For general support and activities of participating neighborhoods targeted for revitalization.

International Rescue Committee, Inc.

$110,347
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of an Individual Development Account Program in an effort to purchase homes in Baltimore City; and for the Childcare Training Project for female refugees in Baltimore City.

Johns Hopkins University

$600,000
Baltimore, MD

Three‑year funding for the build‑out of turnkey laboratory and office space for the expansion of FastForward Innovations.

Johns Hopkins University

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide two awards for the Johns Hopkins Alliance for Science and Technology Development Program.

Latino Economic Development Center

$95,000
Washington, DC

Toward creation of a full‑time staff position and a loan loss reserve for expansion of micro‑lending operations for Latino and minority‑owned businesses in Baltimore City.

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.

$30,562
Baltimore, MD

For a follow‑up study on the impact of mandatory auto insurance requirements on low‑ and middle‑income Baltimore City residents.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.

$70,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Tax Sale Prevention Loan Program.

Newborn Holistic Ministries, Inc.

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

For staffing costs of Martha's Place, a transitional and long‑term residential program in Sandtown‑Winchester.

People’s Homesteading Group

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For renovations and improvements to two transitional housing units to offer affordable rental housing.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

$55,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Tax Sale Prevention Project.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Rent Court Reform Initiative of the Human Right to Housing Project.

Rebuilding Together Baltimore

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of home rehabilitation and repair services for low‑income senior homeowners in Baltimore City.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward Phase 1 of an initiative to bring scattered site rental properties into compliance with local, State, and Federal Housing Quality Standards.

The 6th Branch

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Oliver Community Farm Expansion initiative.

Venture for America

$150,000
New York, NY

To place ten 2014 college graduates in start‑up and early stage companies in Baltimore City; and for ongoing programming and professional development for the 2013 Fellows.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the annual State of the Harbor report card program.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward start‑up costs for the Inner Harbor Ice Rink.

Criminal Justice & Addiction

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Maryland Criminal Justice Project.

Dayspring Programs, Inc.

$60,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for general support to provide housing and support services for homeless children with an addicted parent.

Free State Legal Project

$40,119
Baltimore, MD

Continued support to provide legal representation and services for transgender commercial sex workers identified by the Transgender Action Group.

Marian House, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for support of transitional housing and supportive services programs for homeless women and children.

Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase of equipment and facility improvements of the Penn North Recovery Community Center.

Mi Casa Su Casa

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

General support for a transitional/supportive housing facility for young adult males in Southwest Baltimore.

Newborn Holistic Ministries, Inc.

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For costs related to the construction of six greenhouses and a nursery at the Strength to Love Farm in Sandtown‑Winchester.

Safe House of Hope

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Drop‑In center for victims of sex‑trafficking in the Brooklyn/Curtis Bay neighborhood.

The Family Recovery Program, Inc.

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

Capital funding to convert the former St. Katharine’s School at 1209 North Rose Street into a 23‑unit apartment complex.

Tuerk House, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward operating costs.

TurnAround, Inc.

$235,000
Baltimore, MD

Continued support of operating expenses to provide outreach, support services, emergency shelter, and transitional housing for Baltimore City victims of sex trafficking and their children.

Environment

1000 Friends of Maryland

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for continued support of staffing and expenses related to the Partners for Open Space campaign.

Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Governor's P20 Leadership Council Task Force on Arts Education in Maryland Schools.

Baltimore City Department of General Services

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Cherry Hill Community Hybrid Solar Storage Study.

Center for Sustainable Economy

$25,000
West Linn, OR

For support of the Sustainability Through Stormwater Management Initiative in Baltimore City.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

$25,000
Takoma Park, MD

For continued staffing support and expansion of the Maryland Healthy Communities campaign.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

$15,000
Takoma Park, MD

For support of an initiative to stop the Exelon‑Pepco merger.          

Chesapeake Legal Alliance

$35,000
Annapolis, MD

Continued funding to hire a staff attorney to provide pro bono legal services in an effort to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Earthjustice

$50,000
San Francisco, CA

Toward support of the Advancing an Equitable Clean Energy Future in Maryland initiative.

Environmental Defense Fund

$25,000
Austin, TX

For support of the Clean Air for Baltimore initiative in an effort to reduce air pollutants, toxics, and emissions.

Environmental Integrity Project

$97,000
Washington, DC

For continued support of air quality monitoring and permit review expenses of the Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign.

GRID Alternatives

$90,000
Oakland, CA

Toward the coordination and implementation phases of the Baltimore Low‑Income Solar Pilot project in Baltimore City.

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

$20,000
Easton, MD

Toward support of the Agricultural Innovation and Outreach Initiative.

The Community Power Network

$50,000
Washington, DC

Toward the development and implementation of five neighborhood solar co‑ops in Baltimore City.

The Sierra Club Foundation

$50,000
San Francisco, CA

For support of the Maryland Clean Energy Campaign Project.                                                        

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