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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2017.

Health & Human Services

United Way of Central Maryland

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of seven Homelessness Prevention Program sites in Baltimore.

Youth Empowered Society

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the YES Drop-In Center, which provides services and programming to engage youth experiencing homelessness and help them secure housing, employment, and stability.  

Community Development

Adopt A Block, Inc.

$12,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of refurbishing abandoned homes before donating them to residents who have never owned a home.

Baltimore Brew

$110,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of staffing and operating costs of the Baltimore Brew.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

$16,270
Baltimore, MD

For general operating support.

Baltimore Green Space

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Green Spaces and Forests: Stewardship and Preservation program.

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the continuation of community development and neighborhood revitalization in Belair-Edison.

Betamore

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of expanding Betamore's opportunities for internal and technical growth.

BUILD

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Turnaround Tuesday jobs movement which aims to place Baltimore City residents in jobs to earn a livable wage.

Community Law Center

$95,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of advancing the city-wide collaboration to reduce the negative impact of vacant properties through policy reform with the Tax Sale Workgroup and BOLD, a data-driven web tool.

Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For operational support of efforts to revitalize West North Avenue.

Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of general operating costs for DBFA community engagement and advocacy.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support for the Affordability Solutions programs, which include bill assistance, Watt Watchers, and Energy Coaching.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Capital funding for renovations to create a 10-bed emergency shelter for those enrolled in the Youth Opportunity (YO) workforce development program.

Intersection of Change

$33,990
Baltimore, MD

To support the hiring of an administrative assistant for the Intersection of Change (IOC) and to complete capital improvements for IOC’s transitional housing program, Martha's Place.

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore Healthcare Innovator Retention Program for Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering graduate students.

Latino Economic Development Center

$50,000
Washington, DC

For continued support of the Baltimore Small Business Services Program.  

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.

$35,500
Baltimore, MD

For support of the "Know Before You Enroll" program to educate prospective students about for-profit schools, financial aid, and student debt.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of consumer lending and tax sale advocacy initiatives.
 

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.

$61,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Tax Sale Prevention Project in an effort to provide legal assistance, information, and education to Baltimore city homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

Southeast Community Development Corporation

$48,875
Baltimore, MD

Partial funding of bilingual housing counseling to assist immigrants, refugees and asylees purchase homes in Baltimore City.

TRF Development Partners, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of relocating the TRF Development Partners' headquarters to Baltimore.

University System of Maryland Foundation

$9,821
Adelphi, MD

In support of an assessment of Baltimore's policies to attract and retain immigrants.

Venture for America

$150,000
New York, NY

In support of costs related to recruiting, selecting, training, and placing 2017 Fellows in Baltimore.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

$64,834
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the annual Healthy Harbor Report Card initiative and water quality monitoring.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

$52,420
Baltimore, MD

In support of the ‘Bubbles for the Bay’ competition to identify the most productive aeration system for the Baltimore Harbor.

Your Baltimore Community Development Corporation

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Site improvements, equipment, and supplies to prepare the Bethel Street Farm Lab in the Oliver community for spring planting.

Criminal Justice & Addiction

Baltimore Police Department

$39,658
Baltimore, MD

In support of purchasing surveillance equipment and providing detective training.

Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

To pilot an on-site addiction and mental health treatment at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).

Community Mediation, Inc.

$69,845
Baltimore, MD

In support of expanding the Police and Community Program that creates neutral spaces for difficult conversations between law enforcement, governmental agencies, community organizations, and community members.

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of developing best practices, policies, and procedures for more proactive policing and data analysis in Baltimore City.

Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Education Fund

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of efforts to reduce gun violence and to encourage accurate compliance with gun laws.

Office of the Public Defender

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Text Alert Court Reminder Pilot Project to reduce failure to appear rates of OPD clients.

The Justice Policy Institute

$40,000
Washington, DC

For support of efforts to end mass incarceration, long sentences, and ineffective public safety strategies.

The Mosaic Group Foundation

$77,475
Owings Mills, MD

In support of the Pretrial Screen and Intervene Project being implemented in Baltimore's pretrial detention system.

TurnAround, Inc.

$126,618
Towson, 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.

United Ministries, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of a marketing campaign and operating costs for Earl's Place, a transitional housing program which aids men facing homelessness.

University of Baltimore Foundation

$73,100
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Pretrial Justice Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law

Environment

Blue Water Baltimore, Inc.

$25,500
Baltimore, MD

In support of expanding Blue Water Baltimore's storm water management advocacy and project implementation.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

$150,000
Annapolis, MD
In support of raising ‎200‎,‎000 ‎adult oysters in the Inner Harbor ‎through an expanded 
Oyster Gardening Program aimed at ‎restoring clean water in the Chesapeake Bay‎.
 
 

 

Energy Justice Network

$24,000
Philadelphia, PA

In support of Divert Baltimore, an initiative to demonstrate that recycling is a viable alternative to trash incineration.  

Interfaith Power & Light (DC, MD, NoVA)

$12,000
Washington, DC

In support of connecting Baltimore City residents with energy programs through religious congregations.

Arts

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Baltimore Book Festival 2017.

The Vagabond Players, Inc.

$23,863
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing new stage lighting, sound system, and hearing assistance technology.

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