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.

  • Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF)

    The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) is a Baltimore-based independent, statewide nonprofit organization that works to improve conditions, outcomes, and economic opportunities for low-wage workers and jobseekers using a three-pronged strategy of program development, public policy advocacy, and research and public education. JOTF works to eliminate obstacles to meaningful and stable employment through educational opportunities, job skills training, effective policy reform and systems change. This $12,000 Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic planning, with partner Associated Building Contractors, to update the Project JumpStart construction training program model.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 12,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2018
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  • SHARE Baltimore

    In November 2016, Baltimore voters approved the creation of a trust fund to develop and maintain housing that extremely low-income residents can afford. The community advocates who worked to ensure the passage and funding of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund are now developing the infrastructure to ensure their communities can benefit from new affordable housing. Working under the umbrella of a new organization called SHARE Baltimore, six communities (Curtis Bay, Westport, Cherry Hill, McElderry Park, Remington, and Four-by-Four) have come together to create a pilot initiative focused on developing community land trusts in Baltimore. This grant provided funding for resident organizer stipends, and fiscal management of the project by the Northeast Housing Initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 27,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2018
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  • Innovation Works

    Innovation Works is a social enterprise dedicated to creating business ventures in Baltimore that address unmet economic needs for residents throughout the city. Innovation Works hopes to prepare nontraditional, city-based entrepreneurs to successfully lead these businesses and create livable-wage employment through these ventures. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2018