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 program, which provides food, emergency financial assistance, and employment support to more than 5,000 people each year. This grant supports CARES’ eviction prevention program.
In support of covering the cost of care for uninsured individuals at Health Care for the Homeless.
In support of general operating expenses for Higher Achievement’s after-school program at three Baltimore City schools, which will serve 150-200 students during the 2022-2023 school year.
In support of Conscious Heads’ Barbering Boot Camp, which provides 25 young people ages 13 to 24 with barbering training, as well as paid work experience and test preparation to become licensed barbers.
In support of the All Children Reading initiative at five South Baltimore Head Start centers and teacher supports in pre-kindergarten classrooms at four Baltimore City schools.
Header photo courtesy of Thread.