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.

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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.

Ready to Apply for a Small Grant?

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.

Ready to Apply for a Regular 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.

Returning to a Saved Application or Submitting a Report?

Log into the grant portal below to return to a saved application or submit a report for a previously awarded grant. Report forms can be found under the “Requirements” tab.

See Our Past Grants

Family Recovery Program Inc.

$47,200 / 2022 / Health and Human Services

In support of the Family Recovery Program, which provides comprehensive, trauma-informed services designed to strengthen families impacted by substance use and behavioral health disorders.

Farm Alliance of Baltimore Inc.

$40,000 / 2022 / Community Development

In support of staffing for the Farm Alliance of Baltimore’s Double Dollars Program; incentivizing the use of federal SNAP, FMNP, and WIC benefits to purchase fruits and vegetables produced by urban farms; and nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.

Holistic Life Foundation Inc.

$25,000 / 2022 / Education

In support of Holistic Life Foundation’s Mindful Moment program, which provides partner schools with mindfulness coaches who are dedicated to expanding mindfulness practices for students and staff.

Homeless Persons Representation Project Inc.

$123,880 / 2022 / Health and Human Services

In support of the Homeless Youth Initiative, which provides direct legal representation to unaccompanied homeless youth, engages in state and local coalitions to address the needs of homeless youth, and advocates for policy solutions to youth homelessness in Maryland.

Ingenuity Project Inc.

$370,000 / 2022 / Education

In support of The Ingenuity Project’s gifted and talented math and science instructional program for 924 Baltimore City students.

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