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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2015.

Education

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for continued support of the Baltimore City Education Reform Project.

Baltimore City Public Schools

$170,460
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2015‑2016 National Academic League extra‑curricular academic program in 30 Baltimore City public middle schools.

Baltimore City Public Schools

$111,478
Baltimore, MD

For support of SummerREADs, an Abell‑initiative summer reading and book distribution program for 2,150 kindergarten through third‑grade students in nine, high‑poverty, low‑performing Baltimore City public schools.

Baltimore Kids Chess League, Inc.

$85,500
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2015‑2016 BCPS Chess Education program in Baltimore City elementary, middle, and high schools.

Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign

$43,557
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore City Public Schools VEX Robotics program.

Baltimore's Promise

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of Baltimore's Promise, a citywide cradle to career initiative.

BELL Foundation

$23,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the 2015 BELL five week summer program for 660 at-risk students in Baltimore City public 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.

Chicago Parent Program

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of Year Two of the Chicago Parent Program, a parenting skills training program, in Baltimore City pre‑K programs.

CollegeBound Foundation, Inc.

$37,000
Baltimore, MD

To launch the CollegeBound Student Database Project using CollegePath software program.

Digit All Systems, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Summer Technology Internship program for 30 high school Career and Technology Education students in Baltimore City public schools.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Johns Hopkins University

$52,000
Baltimore, MD

To launch a STEM‑focused lab and curriculum at Barclay Elementary/Middle School in partnership with JHU's Whiting School of Engineering.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,047
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2015 Raising a Reader Summer Pilot Program.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,047
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2015 Raising a Reader Summer Pilot Program.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,047
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2015 Raising a Reader Summer Pilot Program.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,047
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2015 Raising a Reader Summer Pilot Program.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

$14,047
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluation of the 2015 Raising a Reader Summer Pilot Program.

Johns Hopkins University/Center for Social Organization of Schools

$55,000
Baltimore, MD

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

LET’S GO Boys and Girls, Inc.

$35,000
Annapolis, MD

To develop and validate an evaluation tool to gauge effectiveness of the LET’S GO STEM pipeline.

Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For expansion of the Reach Out and Read literacy initiative for 42,000 Baltimore City children.

Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward staffing costs for expansion of a health care education initiative for Baltimore City high school students.

New Leaders - Baltimore

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the New Leaders‑Baltimore program to recruit and develop outstanding school principals for Baltimore City public schools for the 2015‑2016 school year.

Raising A Reader

$72,520
Redwood City, CA

For support of the Summer Enrichment Program, including books, print materials, and parent trainings, for underserved Baltimore City public school students.

Reading Partners

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward expansion of the Reading Partners one‑to‑one literacy tutoring for underperforming K to 5 students in 16 Baltimore City Public Schools elementary schools.

Saint Frances Academy

$392,223
Baltimore, MD

For tuition for the third year of the Father Joubert high school boarding program at Saint Frances Academy, and to expand year‑round housing for 16 homeless Baltimore City boys who will also attend Saint Frances Academy.

Strong City Baltimore, Inc.

$48,600
Baltimore, MD

For support of Improving Education, a reading intervention initiative for Kindergarten and first‑grade students at Cecil Elementary School.

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 2015‑2016 school year.

The Community School, Inc.

$12,500
Baltimore, MD

For the launch of the diploma program at the newly‑certified, non‑public Community School, an academic and mentoring high school for students who have failed in Baltimore City Public Schools.

The Ingenuity Project

$450,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2015‑2016 Ingenuity Project, an advanced math, science, and research program for Baltimore City public middle and high school students.

Workforce Development

Art with a Heart

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the 2015 Summer Job Program, a visual arts program for 60 at‑risk Baltimore City youth.

Associated Black Charities

$24,975
Baltimore, MD

For support of a study on Sub‑Bachelor STEM Career Pathways for Baltimore City residents.

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Inc.

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Career Coaching and BACH fellows programs.

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the BioSTART and Laboratory Associates Programs.

Center for Urban Families

$250,000
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 for Baltimore City residents seeking vocational training through community colleges and for‑profit and nonprofit training providers.

City Life Community Builders

$24,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Advanced Construction Training Program for workers currently employed in the construction field.

Civic Works, Inc.

$245,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$100,000
Chicago, IL

For support of the Careers in Manufacturing Programs in Baltimore City.

Job Opportunities Task Force

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Maryland New Directions

$120,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Workplace Justice Project's campaign to enforce new federal regulations for Home Care Workers.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Seedco

$50,000
New York, NY

For continued support of EarnBenefits Baltimore, a technical assistance initiative to help low‑wage workers and individuals access benefits and income supports.

The Downtown Sailing Center

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Sail Instructor Trainee program for at‑risk Baltimore City high school students.

The Urban Alliance Foundation, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Young Adult Internship Program 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.

World Relief

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Services Employment Program.

Health & Human Services

Advocates for Children and Youth

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of staffing and activities to improve the outcomes of Baltimore City children in the child welfare system.

Baltimore City Health Department

$288,200
Baltimore, MD

For support of The LARC Project (Long‑Acting Reversible Contraception) for Baltimore City women.

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