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.
For all nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding, regardless of the request amount.
For grant requests of $10,000 or less.
Reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.
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.
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.
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.
In support of providing in-person assistance to renters in the District Court building with applications for federal eviction prevention funding and resource referrals to satisfy rental debt and prevent eviction.
In support of Hon’s Honey, a social enterprise of Drink at the Well, located in the South Baltimore community of Curtis Bay. Hon’s Honey offers employment opportunities for women who have experienced trauma and who participate in The Well’s mentoring program.
In support of Family Tree’s cost-share for the statewide Growing Opportunities in Family Child Care grant and program.
In support of general operations for the Franciscan Center, which provides food, case management, emergency financial assistance, and employment training to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In support of general operations for the Prison to Professional program (P2P), which helps people with criminal convictions obtain employment and/or postsecondary education. P2P will provide 80 returning citizens with workforce development training, career readiness skills, college application/readiness assistance, and mentoring.
Header photo courtesy of Thread.