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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2018.

Education

Baltimore City Public Schools

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of efforts by the Education Strategy Group to prepare BCPS students for economic and career success. 

Baltimore Urban Debate League

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Elementary/Middle School Competitive Debate Program with teams at a minimum of 32 Baltimore City Schools.

Carnegie Institution for Science

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the second year of a three-year initiative to offer BioEYES life science outreach education program to every seventh grade student in Baltimore City Public Schools. 

Fund for Educational Excellence

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of ongoing and expanding efforts to identify, promote, and advance opportunities to significantly improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public Schools students.

Growth Sector

$100,000
San Francisco, CA

In support of piloting the national STEM Core math acceleration model with 50 students at Digital Harbor high school and Forest Park high school in partnership with Baltimore City Schools and Baltimore City Community College.

School Colors

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of distribution of 2,200 school uniforms in 26 high-poverty elementary/middle schools in Baltimore City.

SERP

$50,000
Washington, DC

In support of implementing the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI), a national demonstration study, for low-performing middle school students in Baltimore City Schools over four years.

Strong Schools Maryland (The Fund for Educational Excellence)

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of building a statewide grassroots constituency to support the evolution of Maryland’s public education and financing system in 2019.

Teach For America-Baltimore

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of Teach For America (TFA) Baltimore's new development models to maximize the leadership of its teachers, leaders and alumni to impact individual City schools.

The Community School, Inc.

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For the final build out of the fourth year of the diploma program at the newly-certified, non-public Community School, an accelerated academic and
mentoring high school for students who have failed in Baltimore City Public Schools.

University of Maryland Medical System Foundation

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of a renovation of the Nursing Simulation Lab at Edmondson-Westside high school.

Workforce Development

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Baltimore Workforce Funder Collaborative’s Workforce Outcomes Study.

BUILD

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Turnaround Tuesday jobs movement which aims to place Baltimore City residents in jobs to earn a livable wage.

Center for Urban Families, Inc.

$350,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of STRIVE Baltimore, a job training and placement service for men and women.

Citywide Youth Development

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the EMAGE (Entrepreneurs Making and Growing Enterprises) Industrial Apparel Manufacturing Program.

Maryland New Directions

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of sustaining MND's job-readiness and industry-specific skills programs.

Parks & People Foundation

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

n support of ‘Branches,’ an environmental education, employment skills training, and green jobs internship program for Baltimore City high school students.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$88,500
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Home Care Worker Initiative.

The Lazarus Rite

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program for returning citizens to Baltimore City.

Health & Human Services

Advocates for Children and Youth

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of activities to improve the outcomes for Baltimore City’s foster and homeless youth.

At Jacob's Well, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of purchasing and renovating an additional house for the AJW Permanent Housing program.

Baltimore City Health Department

$208,651
Baltimore, MD

For support of Vision for Baltimore, an initiative to provide vision screening and eyeglasses for Baltimore City elementary and middle school students.

Baltimore Community Rowing

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of Reach High Baltimore, an after-school rowing program for Baltimore City middle and high school students.

Baltimore Outreach Services, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing comprehensive services to homeless women and children.

Benefits Data Trust

$50,000
Philadelphia, PA

In support of the Maryland Benefits Center, which provides comprehensive benefits access for low-income seniors.

Catholic Charities

$46,140
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Traveler’s Aid Voucher Program at the Samaritan Center.

Johns Hopkins University

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide technical assistance and support for implementation of Vision for Baltimore.

SquashWise, Inc.

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the SquashWise Youth Development Program, an after-school squash program for students in Baltimore City schools.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Inc.

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Next Course food service occupational skills training for low-income Baltimore City residents with barriers to employment.

Community Development

Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of costs for supervision, equipment, and supplies for the Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative, ten participating organizations employing youth and young adults through the YouthWorks Program.

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing general operating support for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization in Belair-Edison.

Civic Works, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of efforts to strengthen the financial resilience of low-income Baltimore households through critical energy efficiency improvements, water pipe repairs, health and safety services, and access to benefits.

Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing parent leadership and capacity development in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Greater Baltimore Urban League

$100,000
Baltimore, MD
In support of the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League.

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Baltimore Healthcare Innovator Retention Program’s fellowship stipends for five Johns Hopkins University (JHU) biomedical engineering student graduates.

KaBOOM!

$20,000
Washington, DC

In support of community playground builds in collaboration with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.

$63,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of a ballot initiative to create a statutory office of the Inspector General in Baltimore City.

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Baltimore Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit Campaign. 

Maryland/Israel Development Center

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of creating the Maryland/Israel Binational Accelerator to bring Israeli life science companies to the Baltimore area.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.

$66,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Tax Sale Prevention Project. 

Southeast Community Development Corporation

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of staff costs for bilingual Spanish-English homeownership counseling to prepare immigrants and refugees to buy houses in Baltimore City.

The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Joseph Haskins, Jr. Center for Economic and Community Development.

Criminal Justice & Addiction

Alternative Directions, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Turn About Program.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

$25,000
Washington, DC

To ensure effective implementation of Maryland Court Rule 4-217 regarding the use of cash bail and to take Baltimore a step closer to dismantling its discriminatory bail system.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

$25,000
Washington, DC

To ensure effective implementation of Maryland Court Rule 4-217 regarding the use of cash bail and to take Baltimore a step closer to dismantling its discriminatory bail system.

Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice, City of Baltimore

$156,922
Baltimore, MD

In support of the implementation of Strategic Decision Support Centers in East and West Baltimore to reduce violence in Baltimore City.

Progressive Maryland Education Fund

$25,000
Silver Spring, MD

In support of efforts to reform Maryland's bail system. 

Roca

$1,000,000
Chelsea, MA

In support of replicating the Roca model in Baltimore City.

Environment

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

$100,000
Annapolis, MD

In support of efforts to develop an Environmental Impact Bond to implement a green infrastructure for Baltimore's stormwater management.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

$60,000
Takoma Park, MD

In support of staff costs for the Clean Energy Jobs Education Campaign (CEJEC).

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