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Past Grants

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

Community Development

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.

Emerging Technology Centers, Inc.

$270,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2018 Accelerate Baltimore competition of venture investment awards to six entrepreneurs and early-stage companies, and a competitive follow-on investment of $100,000 to one company.

Farm Alliance of Baltimore, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of developing a sustainable network for healthy food access, nutrition education and locally grown produce in Baltimore City.

 

Fuel Fund of Maryland

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

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

Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

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

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.

Jews United for Justice

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Rent Court Reform initiative.

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.
 

No Boundaries Coalition

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Healthy Food Access and Food Justice Program in Central West Baltimore.

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.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$160,800
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Rent Court Reform initiative.

South Baltimore Partnership

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the South Baltimore Sustainability Partnership, a pilot program to address sanitation issues in the Sharp-Leadenhall community.

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

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the ACLU of Maryland's Criminal Justice Project.

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).

Behavioral Health System Baltimore

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore City LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program.

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.

Light of Truth Center

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of creating two new supportive housing facilities to benefit women in recovery.

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.

No Boundaries Coalition

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of addiction treatment research. 

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.
 
 

 

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

$50,000
Takoma Park, MD

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network's Maryland Healthy Communities Campaign. 

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.  

Environmental Defense Fund

$15,000
New York, NY

For continued support of the Clean Air for Baltimore initiative.

Environmental Integrity Project

$50,000
Washington, DC

For continued support of the Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign.

Groundswell

$10,000
Washington, DC

In support of Groundswell's community solar subscriber management application “Sharing Power.”

Institute For Local Self-Reliance, Inc.

$40,000
Washington, DC

For continued support of the Baltimore Composting for Community Project.

Interfaith Power & Light (DC, MD, NoVA)

$12,000
Washington, DC

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

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