The Abell Foundation awards grants to nonprofit community partners working to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. We provide seed funding for innovative pilots, support for ongoing community programs and services, and funding for capital projects. In addition to providing grant funding, the Foundation supports our nonprofit partners through connection to our local and national networks, as well as our team’s deep experience in and knowledge of Baltimore as it relates to our program areas.
For all nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding, regardless of the request amount.
For grant requests of $10,000 or less.
Reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.
First-time applicants with grant requests greater than $10,000 should reach out to an Abell staff member to discuss their idea or submit a short letter of inquiry prior to submitting a regular grant application.
For first-time or returning applicants with grant requests of $10,000 or less. We accept and review small grant applications on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply for a small grant.
For returning applicants and those who have a verified fit with the Foundation’s priorities for requests greater than $10,000. Regular grant applications are reviewed at one of five Board meetings each year.
In support of staff and operational costs for year two of the Campaign for Citywide Service, an effort to respond to the needs and challenges facing Baltimore City and provide residents with meaningful employment opportunities in public health. Funds will also support costs associated with strengthening the network of resources for social innovators in Baltimore.
In support of capacity building for the Baltimore Green Justice Workers Collaborative to launch a pilot program to train 20 Baltimore City residents ages 25+ for entry-level jobs in the wind industry.
In support of implementing the Whole Blocks, Whole City report through creation of a Special Purpose Entity, vacant property policy advances, and promotion of a larger resource base to match the scope of the challenge.
In support of general operations for Baltimore Outreach Services, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services for homeless women and children in Baltimore City.
In support of restoring the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Law Center to serve as the new home for the ROAR Center, which will provide victim services and legal assistance in the community.
Header photo courtesy of Thread.