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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2006.
Criminal Justice & Addiction
Jobs, Housing & Recovery, Inc.
For support of Carrington House, a drug and alcohol recovery facility. Carrington House programming includes long-term recovery, group counseling, individual counseling, educational support, employment readiness, training and placement, relapse-prevention, and life-skills classes.
Jubilee Baltimore, Inc.
For support of an initiative to develop homeownership in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District and the Hollins Market neighborhood. The initiative is intended to attract investment in the neighborhoods by marketing vacant properties for acquisition and renovation.
Mi Casa, Inc.
For pre-development costs of an initiative to provide affordable homeownership for Hispanics and immigrants in Baltimore City. The long-range plan includes the collection of data to determine the volume of current immigrant demand for affordable homeownership, assessing the capacity of local home counseling agencies to provide pre- and post-purchasing counseling to non- English speaking persons, and determination of potential costs of rehabbing houses in Baltimore.
Moveable Feast, Inc.
Toward renovation costs of 901 North Milton Avenue to house Moveable Feast and the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC). By moving to a centrally located facility with a state-of-the-art kitchen, Movable Feast will expand its capacity for both its Nutritional Meal Program for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDs, and its culinary arts and life skills training program for unemployed and underemployed persons. The facility, occupying a long-vacant former manufacturing warehouse, will also provide meeting and office space to HEBCAC and other nonprofits that serve the community.
National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.
Five-year funding for support of the Maryland Smart Growth Indicators' Project. The center will develop a set of indicators to measure land use, growth, and development patterns in Maryland over a five-year period. The annual reports will provide policy makers with information to help measure the effect of Maryland's Smart Growth policies.
NCADD-Maryland (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency)
Two grants for the support of training programs for directors of Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems-funded treatment centers. The training will ensure that there is an integration of cultural competency in treatment delivery models in Baltimore City and best practices at the clinic level.
Newborn Holistic Ministries, Inc.
For renovation costs of two houses, 586 and 588 Presstman Street, to convert the buildings into long-term permanent housing for women recovering from substance abuse. The project is a partnership with Episcopal Housing Corporation.
Patterson Park Community Development Corporation
For continued support of an initiative to clean streets and alleys in the Patterson Park community. This effort is intended to help eliminate trash and create a visually appealing, comfortable, and secure community in a 22-block area.
People's Homesteading Group
For support of Anchors of Hope, Phase IV, for development costs to create four affordable houses and four transitional apartments for sale and rent to low-income families in the Barclay-Midway neighborhood. The rehabilitation of these residential properties will help reduce the negative impact of existing vacancies in the community.
Public Justice Center, Inc.
For continued support of the Tenant Advocacy Project, established to help reduce evictions and to prevent tenant property from being placed in the street following an eviction. The center will build support for reform of city and state eviction procedures, provide legal representation to tenants facing eviction, and coordinate an educational media campaign.
Quarterway Houses, Inc.
Toward renovations of the Weisman-Kaplan House and the Nilsson House, halfway houses that provide homeless men and women with long- term drug treatment and wraparound services following their release from Tuerk House. Renovations will ensure that the facilities meet community standards.
Sandtown Habitat for Humanity
Toward the renovation of 25 vacant rowhouses in Sandtown- Winchester. The initiative will provide affordable homes for a selected group of low-income Baltimore City families. Through sweat equity of 200 hours, donations, and volunteer help in the rehabilitation process, the cost of Habitat homes are kept affordable for those earning less than 35 percent of the area median income. New homeowners have access to health, educational, and job-training services of New Song Ministries in Sandtown-Winchester.
Sylvan Beach Foundation, Inc.
For staffing costs of a Program Director and a Director of Operations and Workforce Development. Sylvan Beach Foundation is a residential job training program to encourage troubled youth to become skilled workers and potential entrepreneurs.
Transitioning Lives, Inc.
Two grants toward renovations for expansion of the Transitioning Lives Permanent Housing project to help meet the shortage of permanent housing for ex-offenders.
University of Maryland Medical System Foundation.
Toward staffing costs of the Violence Intervention Project. The project will provide support services and community links to repeat victims of violence.
1000 Friends of Maryland
For continued support of Partners for Open Space and Program Open Space. The Partners will commission a statewide poll to assess the extent of grassroots support for the preservation efforts of Green Print, Rural Legacy, Maryland Preservation Farmland Foundation, and Heritage Conservation Fund as well as Program Open Space. A report, "The High Cost of Conservation Cuts to Counties," will be released and disseminated to public officials and legislators.
In support of educational services at the Audubon Center in Patterson Park. Working closely in partnership with neighboring schools, Audubon offers curriculum integrating Maryland Content Standards, field trips, and end-of-year service projects for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.
To develop a watershed collaboration involving the Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association, Herring Run Watershed Association, and the Jones Falls Watershed Association to create and implement comprehensive watershed management and sub-watershed action projects.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
For support of the Clean Cars for Maryland Campaign. The campaign supports public policies designed to put cleaner cars on the road in the near future and help reduce greenhouse gases.
Eastern ShoreLand Conservancy
For the preparation of the "State of the Shore Report," documenting the effectiveness of land use planning as stipulated in the six-county Eastern Shore 2010 agreement. The report will incorporate recommendations for addressing shortfalls in an effort to support improved land-use awareness and practices.
West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc.
For start-up costs for monitoring activities to clean up the West/Rhode River watershed by increasing the number of volunteers and expanding outreach activities. The riverkeeper will meet with state and local leaders to develop cooperative efforts, file complaints with state and county commissioners, testify on pollution issues, commission a study on the effectiveness of the Critical Area Act, and review approved variances.
Museum of Ceramic Art.
For support of in-school and after-school ceramic art programs in 35 Baltimore City public middle schools for the 2006-2007 school year. Developed to be integrated with core subjects and aligned with the Maryland State Content Standards, the program reinforces students' reading, writing, and creative skills. The nine-month program provides teachers with equipment, supplies, stipends, coaching, professional training workshops, and monthly opportunities for networking. Student works are seasonally exhibited in public venues, while arrangements are made for participating schools to create ceramic murals for permanent installations around Baltimore.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
For 2006 membership dues.