Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national nonprofit organization that assists low income individuals to access state and federal aid programs to meet their financial needs. BDT leverages partnerships with government agencies to conduct outreach to individuals who may be eligible for government assistance programs that they are not currently recieving. Using highly trained screening and enrollment staff and customized technology, BDT screens these individuals to assess their eligibility for a range of public benefit programs and assists them to enroll in those programs for which they are eli
Founded in 1984, the Fund for Educational Excellence (The Fund) is a Baltimore-based organization that supports public education through its fundraising and collaboration with Baltimore City Schools, convening and technical support to education non-profits.
Funding from the Abell Foundation will support the Baltimore Police Deparment's efforts to send six BPD leaders to the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). SMIP is a program of the Police Executive Leadership Forum (PERF) that provides police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government. It is designed for mid-upper level police executives who will ultimately serve in leading roles in their police agencies.
Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary and specialty health care to low income residents of Baltimore City and the surrounding area. BMS operates six community-based clinics and eight school-based clinics, serving nearly 50,000 patients annually. This grant supports BMS's family planning program by providing funds to purchase long-acting reversible contraceptives for uninsured patients.
For over 10 years, BERC has analyzed data from the National Student Clearinghouse and Naviance to provide Baltimroe City Public School principals and staff with the latest district- and school-level figures on college access behaviors, college enrollment and degree completion amoung City hgh school graduates. In an effort to both produce an annual report and reduce high costs, BERC will automate the development of the Baltimroe City College Fact Book.
Reach High Baltimore, a project of Baltimore Community Rowing, was founded in 2011 to provide after-school and summer rowing programming to Baltimore middle and high school students. The program serves about 150 youth a year through spring, summer, fall, and winter sessions. Reach High students have become skilled rowers, training for and participating in competitive races throughout the region, and a few rowers have competed in national and international races. This grant supported the partial salary of Reach High’s Director of Youth Rowing.
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) operates the sixth largest summer employment program among larger cities, last year employing 7,808 young people between the ages of 14 and 21 for five weeks. In 2019, MOED expects to employ 8,000 youth, providing employment opportunities at 680 worksites. Funding from Abell will support 47 YouthWorks positions at nonprofit organization worksites.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation created a three-year strategy of pooled resources from multiple foundations to strengthen and support inclusive small business development technical assistance providers and Community Development Finance Institution small business lenders in Baltimore City.
American Communities Trust partners with organizations to create community investment strategies that maximize community benefit and encourage long-¬term partnerships and accountability. The Last Mile Park pilot project will increase public safety through improved lighting and activation of a new public space. This grant provides support for implementation and engineering documents.
Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) is an independent organization dedicated to promoting the interests of children and families in Maryland through research, policy development, community outreach, media relations, and government relations. ACY is one of the leading champions of policies in Maryland that advance the interests of children across a broad range of issues, including education, child welfare, juvenile justice and health care. This grant supports ACY's child welfare program, which focuses on the needs of foster and homeless youth in Maryland.