Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
In Baltimore And In Maryland.

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Grants

Grants

The Foundation responds to unsolicited requests for funding and initiates programs that address community-wide needs and effect long-term systemic change.


Areas of Interest
Recent Grants
How Do I Apply For A Grant?

Publications

Publications

The Abell Foundation believes that a community faced with complicated and seemingly intractable challenges is well served by research-based information.


Reports
Newsletters

Direct Investments

Direct Investments

The Foundation’s portfolio makes direct investments in highly innovative companies that promote important social objectives, create jobs and are headquartered in Baltimore City.


Direct Investments
Current Investments

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

(Dates in parenthesis are board meetings.)

2017: October 9 (December 13)

2018: January 1 (February 14), March 1 (April 17), May 1 (June 19),
August 1 (September 18), October 15 (December 18)

Funding the Will to Find Solutions

Community Development

Every year the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) has 25 graduate engineering students actively working on solutions to medical challenges that involve potentially commercially marketable devices and concepts....

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Community Development

Over two-thirds of Baltimore’s housing stock was built before 1959, and these homes use approximately 40 percent more energy than homes built after 2000. Lowering utility costs is critically important to strengthening the financial well-being of low-income families; reducing the usage of...

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Health & Human Services

As the city that played home to Babe Ruth’s early love affair with the home run, to the prominence of the Dunbar Poets basketball teams several decades later, Baltimore has a storied history of youth involvement in sports and other physical activities. But recent trends indicate a shortage of...

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Health & Human Services

Unaccompanied homeless youth are an extremely vulnerable group.  Living on their own—without the support of parents or guardians, and without a safe, stable home—many of them stay temporarily with friends or live in abandoned houses, on the street, or in locations not meant for habitation. The...

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Criminal Justice & Addiction

Most of the 12 million jail bookings in the United States each year are for low-level, nonviolent charges. More than 60 percent of people in jail have not yet been to trial, and as many as nine in 10 of those people are in jail because they cannot afford to post bond. The consequences can be...

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Education

As the nation endeavors to ensure that every high school graduate is “career and college ready,” interest in career and technology education (CTE) programs has surged. Less than half of Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) graduates currently enroll in two- or four-year colleges, making...

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Workforce Development

Every year, approximately 10,000 individuals in Maryland are released from prison, with many of them returning to Baltimore City. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent of those released (or 4,000) are rearrested, and the unemployment rate among those recently released exceeds 50 percent...

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Community Development

In 2010, Civic Works began building a farming operation for food production and access, workforce training, and education of Baltimore City school children on six acres in Clifton Park called Real Food Farm. Farm operations have grown to include seven production high tunnels (or hoop houses),...

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Recent Publications

Opening Doors of Opportunity

The Foundation places a strong emphasis on opening the doors of opportunity to the disenfranchised, believing that no community can thrive if those who live on the margins of it are not included.