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.

  • 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. The goal of Innovation Works is to help launch and grow 250 social enterprises in 10 years that will employ 5,000 Baltimore residents and attract $100M in capital to Baltimore’s under-resourced neighborhoods. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2019
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  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI)

    CHAI’s mission is to strengthen neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development, and supporting aging-in-community. CHAI provides housing services and works to strengthen schools in Northwest Baltimore through community engagement. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 85,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2019
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  • Southwest Partnership, Inc.

    The Southwest Partnership is seven neighborhoods and six institutions working together to build an vibrant community in Southwest Baltimore. Residents, business owners, workers, visitors, church members, and partners in the neighborhoods of Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square, work to build consensus around community development priorities to create a cohesive community of choice where diversity is recognized as strength. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 135,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2019
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