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Working Together for Baltimore

Working Together for Baltimore

Our Commitment

Baltimore is brimming with potential, but because of historic segregation, disinvestment, and persistent racial discrimination, we have yet to fully realize all we can be. The Abell Foundation is committed to improving health, economic, and educational outcomes in Baltimore City so that all people can thrive.

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We believe in Baltimore.

We know talent exists in every neighborhood, but, because of years of disinvestment, opportunity does not. We believe our people are our city’s greatest strength. We are firmly rooted in and supportive of Baltimore.

We encourage innovation.

We are risk takers and are open to new ideas. We support pilot projects and creative initiatives that seek to reduce economic and racial disparities and fuel opportunities for growth, learning, and positive change.

We deeply value partnership.

We strive to be connectors and collaborators, and are here to support the people doing the hard work in our community. We aim to attract additional public and private investment in Baltimore City.

Our doors are always open.

We learn by listening and reading, and we welcome conversation and debate about strategies for how to improve Baltimore. We encourage you to contact us, engage, and apply – we’d love to hear from you!

Our Program Areas

Learn more about where we focus our grantmaking, research, and investments.

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2023 Grant Deadlines

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Header photo courtesy of Bolton Hill Community Association.