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.

  • Central Baltimore Partnership

    The Central Baltimore Partnership has served as the catalyst for investment and revitalization of the area from Mount Royal Avenue north to 23rd Street, between Howard Street and Greenmount Avenue. CBP’s numerous volunteer task forces have been instrumental in the creation of hundreds of units of new and rehabbed housing, both affordable and market rate; commercial development; creating an employment recruitment and referral pipeline for area residents; and introducing a private microenterprise organization to provide small loans to area businesses. An exciting new development in late 2016 was the launch, with the leadership of the Johns Hopkins University, of the Central Baltimore Future Fund, a $10 million loan pool designed to work in concert with CBP’s comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy to eliminate blight and stimulate economic growth. This grant provided funds for core operating support to the Central Baltimore Partnership.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 150,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Holistic Life Foundation

    Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization with a mission of nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities, through programs in schools and community spaces that emphasize violence reduction, peaceful conflict resolution, youth engagement, high school completion, and employment opportunities. HLF now serves 4,500 Baltimore City public school students per week, in addition to adults in senior centers, drug rehabilitation facilities, and other community-based centers. This grant provided partial funding to hire a Director of Operations to help manage the organization’s rapid growth.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Baltimore Under Ground Science Space

    The Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) is a four-year old nonprofit community lab that seeks to increase scientific knowledge, engagement, and innovation to foster a more informed, creative, and technically skilled public through courses and seminars, community and individual lab projects, and student mentorship. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a strategic planning consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 8,800

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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