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.

  • At Jacob’s Well

    For more than 30 years, At Jacob’s Well has provided transitional housing for hundreds of mentally ill men and women. In 1998, AJW expanded its program into subsidized permanent housing when it became part of Baltimore’s Shelter+Care program. The combination of transitional units and permanent units has created successful outcomes toward AJW’s goal of ending homelessness among the mentally ill. AJW has embarked on a project to eliminate reliance on third party landlords by transferring residents in leased units to owned units. AJW has been fundraising to acquire and renovate targeted properties. This Program-Related Investment provided a low-cost, $100,000 working capital loan to maintain programming during the acquisition and renovation process.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2018
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  • Arts Every Day

    Arts Every Day strengthens learning in Baltimore City Public Schools by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of classroom instruction for all students. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds to support an external evaluation of its core program–the Arts Every Day Schools Program–which currently serves forty schools. As Arts Every Day works with district leadership to improve equity and access to the arts, the external evaluation of its schools program will be used to determine how the program and organizational scope of work might change to better support the newly adopted district goals.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2018
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  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School is a PreK-8 school located in the Hunting Ridge neighborhood of West Baltimore, near the city-county line. The school is one of very few elementary schools in the Baltimore City Schools system that offers the International Baccalaureate Program, an academically rigorous curriculum with a focus on teaching students to think critically and independently. It is also an intensive learning site for the district’s Blueprint for Success focus on student wholeness, with support from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). With a new leader in place and support from Live Baltimore’s Way to Stay initiative, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School has the potential to be another school that helps keep families in Baltimore City. This grant provided funding for staff professional development and an after-school club for middle school girls.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 12,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2018
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