The Abell Foundation supports organizations that are building a stronger Baltimore where all its residents can thrive. Baltimore is rich in talent and determination, but it also faces significant, interconnected challenges that stem from structural racism, poverty, and unequal access to opportunity and resources.
The Foundation’s grantmaking, research, and investments leverage our city’s tremendous assets while working to improve systems so that they are more just and promote the well-being and safety of all Baltimoreans. We support an intentionally diverse and wide-ranging set of strategies, projects, and organizations that strive to create more equitable opportunities.
Our grantmaking and research initiatives are rooted in seven core program areas that help us focus our work. We understand that our communities and the challenges they face are interconnected and some projects will not fit neatly into a single category. We encourage you to reach out to one of our program officers and start a conversation before applying.
We provide grants to nonprofit community partners who operate vital programs and services, create more equitable opportunities, and advocate for changes to support communities most affected by structural racism and disinvestment.
We support research on complex challenges facing Baltimore and Maryland and innovative solutions that address those challenges.
Header photo of Saint Luke’s Youth Center by Wide Angle Productions, a social enterprise of Wide Angle Youth Media.