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.

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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.

Ready to Apply for a Small Grant?

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.

Ready to Apply for a Regular 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.

Returning to a Saved Application or Submitting a Report?

Log into the grant portal below to return to a saved application or submit a report for a previously awarded grant. Report forms can be found under the “Requirements” tab.

See Our Past Grants

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare Inc.

$95,000 / 2022 / Workforce Development

In support of expanding the BACH Apprenticeship program’s Certified Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse career tracks at Total Health Care, a federally qualified healthcare institution.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

$15,000 / 2022 / Community Development

In support of staff costs associated with the lending of tools and equipment to community-based member organizations for a nominal fee. Items are typically used for community cleanups, beautification, festivals, and other projects.

Baltimore Corps

$95,700 / 2022 / Education

In support of the Baltimore Corps Mayoral Internship Program, which allows 15 students to participate in ten-week, full-time internships in city offices and agencies and work on executive-level projects.

Baltimore Curriculum Project Inc.

$250,000 / 2022 / Education

In support of Baltimore Curriculum Project’s renovation of Hampstead Hill Academy, which will add approximately 15,000 square feet of space, four new classrooms, a dedicated gymnasium, an auditorium/performing arts space, and a rooftop recreational area.

Baltimore Furniture Bank, Fiscally Sponsored by Fusion Partnerships Inc.

$40,000 / 2022 / Health and Human Services

In support of general operations for Baltimore Furniture Bank, which provides donated furniture to homeless individuals who are moving into housing.

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