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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2009.
Health & Human Services
Paul's Place, Inc.
For continued support of the Hot Lunch and Emergency Assistance programs for residents of Washington Village/Pigtown. Funding allows the programs to accommodate basic needs of long-time residents in an area of entrenched poverty.
Pimlico Road Youth Program
Challenge grant toward operating costs of an academic and arts program for children and youth. The program is a collaboration between St. John's Lutheran Church and Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, and offers a safe place for 45 neighborhood children. The after-school program provides academic assistance, a computer lab, art, music, and dance instruction, and recreational activities five days a week.
South Baltimore Emergency Relief, Inc.
For general operating support of the food pantry and energy assistance programs. The center, which is open Monday through Thursday, provides food, toiletries, and infant products; and utility, eviction, and prescription assistance.
South Baltimore Neighborhood Association
For continued support of the South Baltimore Youth Council, a mentoring and educational program for at-risk youth. The purpose of the program is to engage at least 30 young people each week in youth-led council activities. One of the educational programs focuses on issues related to crime investigation and trial preparation. Participants will undertake at least three service projects in collaboration with community-based organizations.
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Toward support of The Power Project, an after-school educational, mentoring, and arts program for 30 at-risk youth, ages five to 18,in Reservoir Hill. In an effort to increase academic achievement and self-confidence, the program conducts academic and social needs assessments, and creates individualized short- and long-term plans for each child.
The Downtown Sailing Center
For general operating costs of the 2009 Community Outreach initiative for at-risk, disadvantaged, and disabled youth in Baltimore City. The program teaches disadvantaged youth to sail, while providing lessons in safety, self-confidence, communication, leadership skills, and teamwork.
The Shepherd's Clinic
Toward operating costs to provide primary and specialty health care to uninsured persons in Baltimore City. With an extensive network of volunteer medical personnel and its longstanding partnership with Union Memorial Hospital, Shepherd's Clinic will be able to provide high quality, low-cost health care to more than 750 uninsured Baltimore City residents.
Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation
For continued support of the Home Maintenance Program developed to assist more than 130 elderly, low-income homeowners to remain in their homes in Southeast Baltimore. Banner Neighborhoods makes minor repairs, undertakes general maintenance, and provides education about energy-saving measures.
Civil Justice, Inc.
For support of an initiative, "Filling a Vital Gap in Foreclosure Prevention Through Pro Se Bankruptcy". In addition to counseling, the project provides legal assistance in an effort to create a plan to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.
Food Research & Action Center
Toward support of the Maryland Hunger Solutions' pilot project to enable low-income households to purchase fresh produce at two Baltimore City farmers' markets using their federal nutrition program benefits. The pilot will provide outreach and incentives to eligible households and the equipment and training for the farmers' markets to accept payment through electronic benefit transfers and debit cards.
Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.
For general support of a partnership of banks, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations committed to strengthening 15 underserved neighborhoods targeted for revitalization. Healthy Neighborhoods provides grants for marketing, community organizing, and block projects in an ongoing effort to preserve and improve the real estate values in selected neighborhoods.
Johns Hopkins University
Toward the establishment of The Lieber Institute, a psychiatric research facility, at the Johns Hopkins Science and Technology Park. Scientists conducting the research will focus on schizophrenia.
Maryland PIRG Foundation
Toward continued support of the Smart Energy Solutions Program, a statewide campaign designed to promote energy policies on energy efficiency and conservation.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.
For support of home rehabilitation services created to enable elderly and low-income residents to remain in their homes.
Progressive Maryland Education Fund
For support of a study on Maryland's living-wage law. The study will analyze the number of workers who have benefited from the law, the amount of additional income they have received, the cost to the state to implement the law, and the cost to the state if exemptions were to be eliminated.
The Baltimore Community Foundation, Inc.
Two grants for support of the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge pilot project that will operate in selected low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The project is designed to instruct residents on how to reduce high energy costs and consumption. Civic Works will train neighborhood leaders using their own houses as models.
Criminal Justice & Addiction
A Step Forward, Inc.
For completion of renovations for an Oxford Model Housing Project serving eight men recovering from substance abuse. The house, in the Harlem Park community, is a democratically run, self-supporting, and drug-free home for residents planning to live in permanent housing.
Dayspring Programs, Inc.
Capital funding for the renovation of a former school building to expand services for homeless persons recovering from substance abuse. The building will house Dayspring offices, four Head Start programs, and ten transitional housing units. The construction of a three-story,24,500 square-foot addition will contain 18 apartments, increasing total housing capacity by ten units and consolidating Head Start programs.
Episcopal Community Services of Maryland
To provide transitional housing stipends for 75 ex-offenders enrolled in the Jericho Reentry Program. Jericho provides stable housing for clients while they pursue job training and reconnect with family and friends.
Fountain of Hope, Inc.
Two grants for emergency costs of supplies and utilities toward expenses of a housing program serving persons recovering from substance abuse.
Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc.
Two-year funding for support of expanded health care and drug abuse treatment services at the Penn North Neighborhood Center. Operating five days a week, the center provides acupuncture, peer recovery supportive services such as NA/AA meetings, relapse prevention groups, life skills, GED classes, and referrals to traditional treatment and wraparound services.
New Vision House of Hope, Inc.
Toward repairs and renovations to a transitional housing facility serving eight men in the reentry/recovery program.
No Turning Back, Inc.
Toward the purchase and renovation of a property for expansion of support services for ten ex-offenders recovering from substance abuse.
Recovery In Community (RIC)
To continue funding of placements and outreach services for RIC clients recovering from substance abuse. RIC provides three months of transitional housing for up to 35 clients who had been living in environments inappropriate for recovery.
Supportive Housing Group, Inc.
To provide transitional housing and wraparound services to 36 homeless women and their children for a 12- to 16-month period. In addition to providing apartments, Supportive Housing Group offers counseling, a work readiness program, tutoring for children, N/A meetings, and access to health care in preparation for moving into permanent housing.
The Baltimore Station
Toward final construction costs for expansion and renovation of a residential substance abuse treatment program serving 91 homeless men. The residents are provided with HIV screenings, physical exams, mental health assessments, follow-up treatments, and referrals to GED programs and job training.
The Light of Truth Center, Inc.
Toward renovations of 244 North Patterson Park Avenue, a permanent supportive housing facility for eight formerly homeless women recovering from substance abuse.
Tuerk House, Inc.
Toward the purchase of software, to provide training, and to support the salary of a database coordinator for expansion of programs for men and women recovering from substance abuse.
United Ministries, Inc.
Two-year funding for continued support of Earl's Place, a transitional housing facility for recovering addicts who are homeless and/or HIV positive. By providing stable housing for up to 17 homeless men at any given time, Earl's Place offers residents the opportunity to enroll in GED classes and/or participate in job training programs until they complete the program and are employed, earning sufficient income to cover the cost of moving into permanent housing.
Women's Housing Coalition
Two-year funding to continue support of the Relapse Prevention/Mental Health Program for homeless women in Baltimore City. This initiative includes the training of case managers to detect warning signs of relapse and strategies so as to assist clients with medication management.
1000 Friends of Maryland
For continued support of staffing and expenses related to the Partners for Open Space campaign, and to advocate for conservation to be a lead legislative issue. With the use of electronic mail, regional polls, a website, and timely media events, the coalition of 155 conservation organizations in Maryland will maintain a voice for protecting open space for parks, preserving agricultural lands, and seeking full funding for Program Open Space.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
To underwrite staffing costs for the Legal Enforcement Project, focused on abating local power plant emissions through legal action against repeated violations of the Maryland Clean Air Act.
Environmental Integrity Project
Toward support of the Maryland Open Government Initiative, a collaborative effort with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. The goal is to encourage state and federal enforcement entities to do a more effective job in ensuring the health and safety of Maryland residents, and to protect them from dangerous levels of air pollution.
Maryland Historical Society
Toward research, editorial, design, and printing costs of Joseph. L. Sterne's book, Combat Correspondents: The Baltimore Sun in World War II.
Museum of Ceramic Art
For support of the 2009-2010 in-school and after-school ceramic art programs in 46 Baltimore City public middle schools. Aligned with the Maryland State Content Standards and integrated with core subjects, the program reinforces students' reading, writing, and creative skills. The nine-month program provides each teacher with wheels, kilns, supplies, a stipend, coaching, professional training workshops, and monthly networking. While student works of art are temporarily exhibited in public venues such as the Baltimore Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor, arrangements are also made for participating schools to create ceramic murals for permanent installations in various locations in Baltimore City.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
For 2009 membership dues.