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.

  • Baltimore City Public School – Calvin Rodwell Elementary

    Calvin Rodwell Elementary has served grades PreK-5 in the Howard Park neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore. As part of the City’s school facilities modernization plan, in the 2018-2019 school year, Calvin Rodwell merged with Grove Park Elementary/Middle School, became a full PreK-8 school, and moved to a temporary location at the Grove Park campus, with plans to return to a new 21st Century building on its original site in January 2020. This grant provided funds for an ongoing initiative to develop Project Based Learning at the school, and for marketing and communications related to the transition back to a new 21st Century facility in 2020.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service

    The University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) has operated the Neighborhood Fellows program since 2005. The program offers internship assignments for School of Social Work graduate students to add staff capacity to community development organizations working to build stronger neighborhoods in Baltimore city. This grant provided project funds.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Bard High School Early College Baltimore

    Bard College, in partnership with local school districts, has been an innovative voice in strengthening college readiness and achievement among high school-age students since 2001, when the first Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) campus opened in New York City. The BHSEC schools are public schools that offer students two years of an accelerated secondary education in the 9th and 10th grades followed by two years of credit bearing college classes in place of the traditional 11th and 12th grades. At the end of the fourth year at BHSEC, and upon successful completion of course requirements, students earn a state high school diploma and a tuition-free Bard College Associate in Arts degree worth 60 transferable credits. This grant provided funding for the creation of a new College Transfer Office at BHSEC Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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