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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2016.

Criminal Justice & Addiction

Baltimore City Health Department

Baltimore, MD

For costs related to the expansion of the Sandtown‑Winchester Safe Streets site.

Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

For support of the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, modeled after the program in Seattle.

Free State Legal Project

Baltimore, MD

Continued support to provide legal representation and services for transgender commercial sex workers identified by the Transgender Action Group, and an evaluation of the program.

FreeState Justice

Baltimore, MD

In support of increasing police accountability and cultural competency toward the LGBTQ community.

Helping Up Mission, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

For costs of the commercial kitchen renovation and expansion of the 1023 East Baltimore Street building.

Recovery In Community

Baltimore, MD

For support of helping RIC to move operations to Bon Secours Hospital.

The Ragpicker, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

For support of operating costs of four transitional houses which provide alcohol and substance abuse treatment for men and women in Northeast Baltimore.


1000 Friends of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

For the establishment of the Partners for Open Space Trust Fund.  

Baltimore Development Corporation

Baltimore, MD

For support of the installation of a Solar Roadways pilot project in the Inner Harbor.

Blue Water Baltimore, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

For support of an assessment of the Long‑Term Change in Water Quality of the Gwynns Falls and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.


San Francisco, CA

For continued support of Advancing Clean Energy for All in Maryland initiative.

Environmental Action Center

Washington, DC

For support of an initiative to reduce and prevent chromium and other toxics in Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River.

Environmental Defense Fund

New York, NY

In support of the Clean Air for Baltimore initiative.

Environmental Integrity Project

Washington, DC

For continued support of the Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

In support of the Solar Energy Equality Program, which aims to close the affordability gap in the cost of energy for low-income Baltimore City residents.


Washington, DC

For support of an initiative, Pioneering a New and Replicable Model for Low‑ and Moderate‑Income Community Solar Projects in Baltimore City.

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

For completion of the laboratory-scale development of the CycloBurn System – an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly means of disposing poultry litter and generating on-site electricity for individual poultry farms.  

Trash Free Maryland

Cheverly, MD

In support of an initiative to reduce trash pollution in Baltimore City and its waterways, with a focus on banning polystyrene foam food containers.

WYPR – Your Public Radio Corporation

Baltimore, MD

For support of “The Environment in Focus,” a weekly program on environmental issues that airs on WYPR and four other stations in Maryland.


Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

For support Phase II of the M&T Bank Pavilion Use and Feasibility Study.

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore, MD

For support of acoustical improvements and planning to enable Single Carrot Theatre to serve as a home for multiple nonprofit theatre companies.

Spotlighters Theatre

Baltimore, MD

For the acquisition of a new property at 123 North Howard Street.