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.

  • Thread

    Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. Thread fosters students’ academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens. Thread has set a very ambitious goal to significantly increase the scale of its operations while maintaining its students’ exemplary outcomes. This grant provided funding for program expansion.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Maryland Center on Economic Policy

    The Maryland Center on Economic Policy advances innovative policy ideas to foster broad prosperity and help the state be a standard-bearer for responsible public policy. MDCEP was founded in 2013 as a successor organization to a 15-year project of Maryland Nonprofits. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds to engage a strategic planning consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • The Sixth Branch

    The 6th Branch (T6B) utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute community service initiatives in the East Baltimore neighborhoods of Oliver, Darley Park, and Johnston Square. T6B currently manages approximately eleven acres of land in East Baltimore including the Bethel Street Playscape & Garden, the Oliver Community Farm, Darley Park Gateway Park, and several other green spaces and recreational areas in the three neighborhoods. This grant provided funding to develop and launch a new line of work applying T6B’s volunteer, project-based model to accomplish facility improvements for local schools.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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