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.

  • Maryland Farmers Market Association

    The Maryland Farmers Market Association was founded in 2012 with the mission of creating a vibrant and sustainable network of farmers markets in Maryland. MDFMA’s organizational goals are to (1) expand access to quality, nutritious, and locally produced food for all Marylanders, (2) support local agricultural producers, and (3) strengthen farmers markets as community cornerstones that provide inclusive public spaces and generate economic activity. This $15,000 Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to help MDFMA develop a strategic plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Baltimore Community Foundation

    In March 2017, Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) President and CEO Tom Wilcox announced his decision to retire after 17 years of distinguished service. The Goldseker Foundation has a long history of support for the Baltimore Community Foundation. This grant provided $40,000 toward costs associated with a national search to identify the next leader of the BCF.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

    The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that advances and protects consumers through education, public policy work, direct service, and training programs. In 2016, MCRC released “Making the Grade: An Analysis of For Profit and Career Schools in Maryland,” the first statewide study of for-profit schools in the country. It found that for-profit and private career schools in Maryland often charge 3 to 5 times for the same programs as do public institutions, with lower employment success rates. This grant provided $20,000 in seed funding for a “Know Before You Enroll” consumer education campaign aimed at helping low-income youth safely navigate higher education and career training options while avoiding predatory institutions.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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