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 the GEDCO CARES eviction prevention program.
In support of enabling Health Care for the Homeless to continue providing care to uninsured clients.
In support of Healthy Neighborhoods’ core programs, special projects, and capacity building and assistance with a focus on resident engagement, promotion of neighborhood assets, and investment in housing stock in over 50 neighborhoods across Baltimore City.
In support of the Economic Justice Program, which focuses on increasing financial and food security by addressing barriers to accessing government benefits through a combination of direct legal representation and advocacy.
In support of general operations for Human Rights for Kids (HRFK), which works to advance criminal justice reform for children in Maryland through coalition building and public education. HRFK centers its reform efforts on children’s exposure to trauma as the leading cause of juvenile delinquency and crime.
Header photo courtesy of Thread.