Our Grantees

The Goldseker Foundation makes grants primarily in the areas of community development, education, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. We seek opportunities to invest in the people, ideas, and institutions that promote the long-term economic and social progress of our city.

The foundation remains a directly engaged and active partner with our grantees in their efforts to revive and sustain vibrant neighborhoods, strengthen and market great schools, and expand and improve the effectiveness of their programs.

  • Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

    The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers hosts a project called the School Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative, which was designed in 2015 to assist communities where new 21st Century School facilities were/are scheduled to be built. The initiative seeks to increase community capacity to develop and implement physical development and/or neighborhood revitalization plans that leverage the investment in new schools. The foundation provided funding to launch the initiative in 2015. This second grant provides funds for staffing and evaluation work associated with the project.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Open Works

    Open Works (OW) is a nonprofit makerspace that opened in Central Baltimore in 2016 with a mission to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all to drive grassroots change through inter-related educational programs and economic development. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to overhaul its website and better integrate its functionality with OW’s systems for membership management, class enrollment, billing, and safety credentialing.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Greenmount West Community Center

    Greenmount West Community Center is in its second year of operations, providing after-school and summer programming and internships for youth ages 5-18; GED and health and wellness programming for adults; and wider community events open to all. The young organization is now focused on developing a systematized approach to identifying, developing, and prioritizing donor prospects, and involving the board in the fundraising process. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to help GWCC leadership create its first resource development plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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