The health of a community can only be as strong as the well-being of its people. We support efforts to reduce racial disparities in health and wellbeing by providing Baltimore City residents with equitable access to food, housing, healthcare, and legal services. We fund organizations that provide direct services, advocate for more equitable policies and systems, and lead public health initiatives.
Our investments in health and human services include projects that:
B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) is a multidisciplinary public health strategy to improve maternal and child health outcomes. BHB has made a significant difference in Baltimore City, cutting the racial disparity between Black and white infant deaths by more than half. This report explains what has made BHB so effective.
Baltimore has many community-based organizations that are dedicated to helping families in crisis meet their basic needs by distributing food, supplies, and flexible financial assistance. The Abell Foundation has a long history of supporting these organizations, which play a vital role in sustaining Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents. This case study highlights three such organizations.
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Header photo courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul.