• Baltimore Community Foundation

    BCF is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. BCF carries out its mission in two primary ways: by building a civic endowment as a permanent source of charitable support for the Baltimore region, and by helping donors plan and carry out their charitable giving. Working in partnership with others across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, BCF brings a consistent voice of leadership to critical civic issues. This grant consisted of a $20,000 contribution to the BCF Civic Leadership Fund, and $205,000 to the Campaign for BCF & Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 225,000

    Date Awarded

    December 2015
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  • ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

    This grant supports The ASSOCIATED’s Jewish Community Services, which provides financial assistance to address urgent needs of economically disadvantaged clients, and the Jewish Community Center, which provides need-based scholarships to struggling families.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 205,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Johns Hopkins University

    This grant supports the Baltimore Scholars Program, which offers full-tuition scholarships for Baltimore City public high-school students who are accepted to Johns Hopkins University. In 2014-2015, thirty-four scholarships were awarded. Since 1976, the foundation has awarded nearly $5.3 million towards 950 scholarship awards at the Johns Hopkins University.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 205,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Morgan State University

    This grant supports the Goldseker Fellows Program, which provides financial assistance to graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at Morgan State University. Since 1976, the foundation has awarded nearly $5.3 million toward 2,127 graduate fellowships. Fellows are selected by the University.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 205,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Bikemore, Inc.

    Thirty-six percent of Baltimore residents do not own a car. Bikemore was established in 2012 to increase and improve bicycle infrastructure, policies, and awareness to create a safer, healthier and more livable Baltimore through advocacy, education and outreach programs that seek to connect citizens to the benefits of bicycling. This grant provided funds for marketing, communication and education efforts that will encourage bicycling by promoting it as a viable commuting option, improving route planning, integrating biking and transit connections, and emphasizing bike safety.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Charles Village Community Benefits District

    The Charles Village Community Benefits District is a special taxing district located in a 100 square block area of north-central Baltimore. With a population exceeding 14,000 and more than 700 businesses, it is comprised of seven neighborhoods: Abell, Charles Village, Harwood, Old Goucher, and parts of Remington and Barclay. The CVCBD provides supplemental sanitation and safety services, and supports community events, recreational activities and the development of amenities such as green spaces. Using its data analysis capabilities, CVCBD’s supplemental public safety program makes decisions about safety patrol deployments and has realized significant decreases in crime in targeted areas. This grant provided funding to expand public safety efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School

    Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School has evolved from a school with ample enrollment capacity with a single classroom per grade, to expanding classrooms in the early grades as interest from parents in Locust Point and other harbor-front neighborhoods has increased. Fortunately, FSK has a large physical plant with ample capacity to grow. To do so, FSK will need to continue to recruit students from across the city, particularly in middle school, where its Advanced Academics program has the potential to cement FSK as a mixed-income, racially diverse, high performing, non-lottery-based public school. This grant funded community outreach activities across Baltimore, especially to feeder elementary schools located along bus routes with good access to South Baltimore, to raise awareness of FSK’s middle school programs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Friends of Patterson Park

    The Friends of Patterson Park is critical to sustaining a vibrant and healthy park and surrounding neighborhoods. In 2015, more than 600 volunteers contributed more than 6,000 hours to help the Friends maintain the park as both shared green space and a place for recreational programs and community events. The Friends’ programs primarily engage and serve the residents in the ten neighborhoods surrounding Patterson Park, which are home to more than 53,000 people within walking distance. This grant funded community outreach programs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Mount Royal Community Development Corporation

    The Mount Royal CDC was created in 2013 to serve as a connector between residents in five diverse neighborhoods to work together on community and economic development and marketing. The communities of Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison Park, Penn North and Reservoir Hill combined have approximately 400 properties with Baltimore City Vacancy Violation notices. The CDC is working, with assistance from Strong City Baltimore, to develop an organized and comprehensive approach to work more effectively with the City’s code enforcement officials and to engage investors, developers and community leaders to bring these vacant properties back into productive use. This grant funded part-time staffing costs to develop the code enforcement program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

    Belair-Edison is the community where the Healthy Neighborhoods strategy was first introduced to Baltimore. The Goldseker Foundation began supporting commercial revitalization work along the Belair Road corridor in 1993, and in 2001, the foundation began funding housing counseling and residential rehabilitation services as well. In addition to commercial, residential, and community organizing activities, BENI has increasingly become a partner to its local schools, from fostering relationships between a traditional neighborhood public elementary school and a charter middle school, to the service of its staff members on leadership teams for Morgan State University’s Morgan Community Mile. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 80,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Community Law Center

    The Community Law Center was founded in 1986 by a group of lawyers and community organizers who saw the need for community organizations to access pro-bono legal services to strengthen neighborhoods. In addition to direct legal representation, Community Law Center also develops “how-to” publications, workshops, and training programs for community leaders and more than 480 volunteer attorneys. The foundation often refers nonprofit organizations to the Center’s capacity building programs, to help them continue running effectively and in compliance with law and regulation. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

    Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) strengthens the neighborhoods of Northwest Baltimore by rehabilitating housing and providing repair/weatherization services; providing housing counseling and loans to assist in the purchase and upgrade of homes; developing and managing affordable senior housing; supporting neighborhood organizing and development; and working to strengthen area schools through community engagement. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street

    Hamilton Lauraville Main Street works to strengthen the three pillars of strong neighborhoods in Northeast Baltimore: housing, schools, and commercial amenities. The Main Street program supports businesses along the Harford Road commercial corridor, while the Healthy Neighborhoods program promotes home ownership and rehabilitation of residential properties in the surrounding community. Finally, HLMS leads a Neighborhood-School Partnership with Hamilton Elementary Middle School, City Neighbors Charter School, and St. Francis of Assisi School to promote the quality education options available to families in Northeast. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Jubilee Baltimore

    Jubilee is the housing and development partner to the Central Baltimore Partnership, staffing and co-chairing its Residential Development and Marketing Task Force and coordinating its Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative applications. Jubilee also administers the Healthy Neighborhoods program in Madison Park, Mount Vernon, Seton Hill, Charles North, and Greenmount West. Jubilee is the developer of City Arts, City Arts 2, and the Centre Theater—each of which is contributing to preserving affordability and creating space for creative people in Station North and Greenmount West. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 80,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Live Baltimore

    Although Baltimore’s population has stabilized since the early 2000s, the City’s ability to attract new residents and retain those who already live here is paramount to its continued revitalization. Live Baltimore helps make that happen. As the only nonprofit organization whose sole mission is increasing the population of Baltimore City, Live Baltimore hosts Buying into Baltimore fairs; City Living Starts Here neighborhood tours; information sessions about homeownership incentive programs; and connections to first-time homebuyer counseling, real estate professionals, and “Neighborhood Know-It-Alls” to help prospective home buyers find their perfect house. In 2015, Live Baltimore launched Way to Stay, a marketing campaign focused on family retention in the city. This grant provided $50,000 for core operating expenses and $50,000 for the Way to Stay campaign.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Southwest Partnership

    The Southwest Partnership brings together seven contiguous neighborhoods: Barre Circle, Pigtown, Mount Clare, Hollins Roundhouse, Union Square, Franklin Square, and Poppleton. Leaders from those seven neighborhoods representing more than 20,000 people worked closely with the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical System, Bon Secours and other local institutions and businesses to develop and implement a strategic plan for community improvements designed to position their neighborhoods as a vibrant part of Baltimore’s future. In 2015, the Partnership hired its first Executive Director. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 115,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Teach for America Baltimore

    Teach for America’s vision is to eliminate educational inequity by recruiting and developing high-quality teachers to commit two years in schools serving low-income students. In 2015-2016, more than 1,000 TFA corps members and alumni leaders worked in Baltimore’s public school classrooms and in other roles in the education sector. TFA has made a public commitment to bring 1,000 new households to Baltimore over the next ten years as part of the City’s plan to grow its population by 10,000 families by 2020. To fulfill this commitment, TFA will need to enhance its alumni support function and invest in a series of targeted recruitment and retention strategies. This grant provided funding to support those retention strategies.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Ours to Own Baltimore

    Ours To Own is a place-based community investment initiative raising and deploying long-term capital in cities across the country, developed by the Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit financial intermediary. The Ours To Own campaign mobilizes local residents to invest in the health of their own communities through Calvert’s Community Investment Note, an innovative fixed income product for financing community development activities. Humanim is the local organizing partner that will launch, sustain, and grow Ours To Own in Baltimore. This grant funded start-up costs at Humanim.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2015
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  • Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation

    The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a nonprofit real estate development corporation founded in 2012 with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. BARCO’s mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for contemporary artists, designers, curators, performers and creative ventures and nonprofit arts organizations. BARCO’s focus is on the acquisition and development of properties that fulfill this mission in Baltimore’s three arts and entertainment districts, such as the Open Works makerspace in Greenmount West and the Motor House in Station North. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Baltimore Food Hub

    The Baltimore Food Hub is a 3.5 acre campus located at 1801 E. Oliver Street in the Broadway East neighborhood. The project includes several components: 1) a kitchen incubator with commercial kitchens available for rent to entrepreneurs, 2) local food aggregation and distribution, 3) healthy food distribution for the community, 4) job training and office space, 5) community and youth education programs, and 6) commercial urban farming. The Food Hub has a particular focus on aiding community-based businesses, minority- and women-owned businesses, and low-income entrepreneurs. This grant to American Communities Trust funded technical assistance to food entrepreneurs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Humanim

    Humanim has more than four decades of experience serving individuals with disabilities through social services and workforce development programs. Details Deconstruction is a social enterprise created by Humanim to increase employment for individuals with barriers to work, while improving the neighborhoods in which they live. The project is a collaboration between the City of Baltimore, Details, local businesses and non-profits, and community members to tackle blight by deconstructing vacant houses. Unlike traditional demolition, the idea is to create jobs for local residents, create value by salvaging building materials, and ultimately create vital spaces where vacant homes once stood. This grant funded operating costs for Details.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Maryland Food Bank

    Maryland Food Bank estimates that nearly 1 in 7 Marylanders are food insecure, or uncertain of where they will get their next meal. The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout the state, distributing the equivalent of more than 90,000 meals per day. This grant provided funding to expand fund development operations.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Recovery in Community

    Recovery in Community is an intensive prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery program located in Southwest Baltimore designed around the principle that substance abuse is a complex and multi-faceted problem that challenges individuals and the community in which they live. RIC offers intensive outpatient and early intervention services, in addition to individual and group counseling, acupuncture, referral and outreach services. Small, community-based substance abuse treatment programs such as RIC have faced major reductions in public grant funding due to a shift to a fee-for-service/Medicaid reimbursement model. This Management Assistance Grant funded a consultant to help RIC leadership and community stakeholders explore whether a merger would make sense for the program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,800

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Creative Alliance

    In 2003, the Creative Alliance redeveloped the vacant Patterson movie theater into a neighborhood-based, multi-arts center that served as a revitalization anchor for Highlandtown in Southeast Baltimore, and has been offering timely programming to bring together a diverse community ever since. In 2014 and 2015, Creative Alliance co-developed the Neighborhood Voices series of free facilitated workshops to address personal, cultural, and structural systems that keep people of different races apart. Neighborhood Voices is just one example of Creative Alliance’s extensive community outreach in Southeast Baltimore; others include the Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park and soon a new Education Annex currently under development across the street from the Patterson. This grant funded community outreach programs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

    Girl Scouts has existed for over 100 years, providing leadership opportunities through confidence, courage, and character building for girls in grades K-12 and into adulthood. In 2014, GSCM served 23,934 girls in 2,302 troops, approximately one-third of whom were from Baltimore City. A wait list of nearly 700 girls, nearly half of them in Baltimore City, indicates greater demand for scouting if the adult volunteers to lead troops can be found. This grant provided funding for a Customer Engagement Initiative to modernize and streamline GSCM’s volunteer recruitment, training, support and retention processes.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Impact Hub Baltimore

    Impact Hub Baltimore is a co-working space, community center and innovation lab for social impact designed to enable organizations, entrepreneurs, community members, and partners to connect and collaborate in the recently redeveloped Centre Theater in Station North. Through programming, support services, and community building, Impact Hub works to connect change makers to the people, resources, and ideas they need to have a tangible impact. Part of an international network of Impact Hubs, Baltimore’s will help to attract and retain talent, create jobs, and build visibility for visionary social innovators across the city, region, and world. This grant was for start-up support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • New Song Community Learning Center

    New Song Community Learning Center was founded in 1991 to address the educational needs of children living in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore. New Song Academy has been a pocket of hope in the midst of tremendous needs, serving 151 students in PreK-8th grade. This grant funded executive transition assistance as the board considers the strategic direction of the New Song programs, including the possibility of expanding to serve a greater number of students.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

    St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center runs six core programs: foreclosure prevention; legal services; homeownership counseling; home sharing; housing development; and rental services. St. Ambrose is one of the more productive nonprofit housing developers in Baltimore and operates a successful program renovating HUD Asset Control Area properties in Belair-Edison for resale to new homeowners. In the wake of national attention on Baltimore’s challenges with vacant properties in 2015, several national housing organizations approached St. Ambrose about developing partnerships. This grant provided general operating support for staff time to develop project ideas, negotiate with potential project funders, and subsidize the overall cost of carrying out new project development.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Tahirih Justice Center

    The Tahirih Justice Center in Baltimore supports immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence, by providing holistic legal services and advocating in courts, communities, and Congress for systemic change. Tahirih protects women and girls throughout Greater Baltimore who are seeking safety from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. This grant was for general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Wolfe Street Academy

    Wolfe Street Academy is a small (220 student) K-5 charter school in Upper Fells Point. More than 96 percent of students are from low-income families, and 64 percent are limited English proficient. It is recognized as a Title I Reward School for achieving consistently high school-wide academic results without significant achievement gaps between subgroups of students. The Coalition for Community Schools awarded Wolfe Street its national Community Schools of Excellence honor. This Management Assistance Grant funded a feasibility study to explore how to increase physical space capacity to ultimately increase the number of enrollment spots available at the school, which is currently at capacity.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Strong City Baltimore

    The Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI) is a State program that aims to demonstrate how strategic investment in local housing and businesses can lead to healthy, sustainable communities with a growing tax base and enhanced quality-of-life. BRNI funds residential and commercial projects, such as strategic property acquisition, redevelopment, rehabilitation and new infill development. This grant matched a state Technical Assistance Grant to fund an organizer to work with partners in South Baltimore and northern Anne Arundel County to create an overlay plan for the City neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay, and Brooklyn Park in Anne Arundel County. Such a plan will allow these communities to apply for funding from BRNI in June 2016.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2015
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  • Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

    The foundation was one of the first funders and a founding member of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, formed in 2007 as a diverse coalition of corporate and civic leaders uniting business, philanthropic and institutional sectors around a common agenda: improving and expanding transportation options for the citizens and businesses of Central Maryland. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    August 2015
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  • Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

    Healthy Neighborhoods offers below-market financing, grants, and professional advice to home buyers and homeowners in neighborhoods across Baltimore, plus grants to community organizations working to strengthen resident engagement in their communities, organize block projects, and market neighborhood assets to build value in Baltimore’s middle-market neighborhoods. Since its inception, Healthy Neighborhoods has made more than 380 loans totaling $57 million in 41 Baltimore neighborhoods. This grant funded general operating costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    August 2015
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  • Banner Neighborhoods Community Corp.

    Banner Neighborhoods is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout ten southeast Baltimore communities. Over the course of several years, Banner has been steadily increasing the number of youth they employ through the city’s summer Youth Works program. Working with other nonprofit partners in Southeast, they have developed a long-term strategy to (1) increase the number of employment sites in Southeast Baltimore, and (2) improve the quality of the experience for both the employed youth and the employers. This grant provided program support for Banner’s 2015 Neighborhood Youth Employment Program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 23,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • KIPP Baltimore, Inc.

    Founded in 2002, KIPP Baltimore is a local member of the national network of KIPP charter schools. KIPP schools seek to prepare students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to attend and succeed in four-year colleges. As of 2015, fifty-six KIPP Baltimore graduates had matriculated at eight different Baltimore area private Catholic high schools. Even with financial assistance from the schools and family contributions, however, a gap remains to cover the full cost of attendance at these schools. This grant awarded up to $25,000 in scholarship support for these students to be matched by new donors.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Liberty Rec & Tech Center

    In May 2012, Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks announced plans to close or transfer to private operators 24 recreation centers, including the one attached to Liberty Elementary School, one of the highest performing elementary schools in the city. Members of the community mobilized, and working with Liberty’s principal and a host of program providers, they worked to rebrand and repurpose a new Liberty Rec & Tech Center into a provider of student after-school supports and community wrap around services to bolster the neighborhood. This grant provided support for the Center’s programs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Associated Black Charities

    Through its More in the Middle Initiative and its health disparities work, Associated Black Charities acts as a convener, advocate and grantmaker to address higher education, workforce and career advancement, and health equity issues that affect African Americans and the broader community. The Goldseker Foundation was the first funder of ABC’s Board Pipeline Project, which identifies, recruits, and trains seasoned professionals who are seeking both to give back to their community through a commitment to nonprofit board service and to advance their own careers though the development of their professional networks. This grant funded the Board Pipeline Project.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)

    The $1.1 billion investment in school construction and renovation through the 21st Century School Facilities modernization plan represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive improvement not only for schools in Baltimore City, but also for their surrounding neighborhoods. ABAG’s Community Investment Funders affinity group developed a School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Planning, Baltimore Development Corporation, Baltimore City Schools, the Family League of Baltimore, and the Mayor’s Office in order to leverage this historic investment and to strategically align resources that can support neighborhood revitalization and community development goals. This grants supported staffing costs for the initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Patterson Park Audubon Center

    Audubon Maryland-DC operates the Patterson Park Audubon Center, developing programming in the park that increases commitment to this community asset, as well as beyond the park to green the neighborhood with native species gardens as far north as Library Square. Audubon’s greening efforts engage hundreds of community members and thousands of students each year in improving Southeast Baltimore. This grant supported program costs for greening and community engagement activities.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Baltimore Corps

    Baltimore Corps’ mission is to build the city’s next generation of leaders by recruiting, developing, and connecting outstanding young professionals to serve as fellows at effective nonprofits, social enterprises, and government agencies to scale solutions that work. Baltimore Corps is a leadership program that has an individual, organizational and geographic focus: as Baltimore Corps creates leadership opportunities for professionals, it also aims to expand the strategic capacity of high-impact organizations and, ultimately, strengthen Baltimore. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 37,500

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Baltimore Museum of Art

    The BMA has served the Baltimore community now for more than 100 years, and since 2006, access to its impressive collection has been free for all. After a highly successful career as a curator and director, Doreen Bolger announced her intention to step down as BMA Director in 2015. With the first executive leadership transition in seventeen years, the BMA must undertake a thoughtfully conceived and implemented national search for a new leader with the vision to embrace the collection, the community, and a solid financial future for a 21st century museum in the Baltimore region. This Management Assistance Grant funded executive search expenses.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)

    BUILD is an interfaith, multiracial, and non-partisan community organizing entity comprised of faith congregations, public schools, and community associations, which have worked together for more than 35 years to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools and neighborhoods in Baltimore. In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and its impacts on the Sandtown-Winchester and surrounding West Baltimore communities, BUILD organizers worked with one of their member associations, the No Boundaries Coalition, to expand its grassroots community organizing in the area. This grant supported the foundational organizing work of door-to-door canvassing, identifying potential resident leaders, conducting training, and convening with public officials and government agencies.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • No Boundaries Coalition

    The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led advocacy organization building a unified and empowered Central West Baltimore across the boundaries of race, class, and neighborhoods. Since 2008, the Coalition has brought together residents from Sandtown, Druid Heights, Upton, Madison Park, Penn North, Reservoir Hill, and Bolton Hill to overcome the issues that have maintained racial and economic segregation for decades. This grant provided funds for staff salaries, so that the Coalition could increase the hours of paid staff while maintaining programming and administrative activities.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Citizens Planning & Housing Association

    CPHA is a civic action organization that brings together people and neighborhoods to create innovative solutions to challenging, community-wide problems. In recent years, CPHA played a significant leadership role in the community outreach elements of the Opportunity Collaborative, a HUD program based at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council aimed at reforming regional planning organizations to move beyond transportation-focused work to integrate and address housing and workforce issues. After an executive transition in 2015, this grant funded general operating costs while the new executive began defining CPHA’s strategic direction for the future.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • The Community School

    In 1982, local residents established The Community School in Remington to serve young people who had not been successful in the traditional public school system. It offered a GED program and mentoring to 15 – 17 year old students who had left school or were not finding academic success. In 2013, TCS became a state approved non-public high school offering a college preparatory curriculum for its students. As part of the transition from program to formal school, TCS leadership began to plan for long-term sustainability, including the eventual retirement of its founder and, to-date, only full-time teacher. This grant provided a $25,000 matching grant challenge to the TCS board to raise the funds to hire a second teacher.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Strong City Baltimore

    Greater Homewood Community Corporation became Strong City Baltimore in 2015. Strong City Baltimore’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. It does this by working to reinforce the pillars of vibrant urban living: safe streets, desirable and diverse housing stock, quality public schools, a robust and educated workforce, and a deep sense of civic engagement. The foundation has supported the organization from its beginning, first as Greater Homewood and now as Strong City. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 170,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Great Schools Charles Village Neighborhood-School Partnership

    The Great Schools Charles Village Neighborhood-School Partnership was one of the first to receive funding from the foundation’s Neighborhood-School Partnership Initiative, created in 2009. The partnership between Greater Homewood Community Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore), Margaret Brent Elementary Middle School, and The Barclay School, has positioned these public, neighborhood-zoned schools as assets to the Greater Charles Village community, resulting in enrollment increasing at both schools and rising property values. This grant provided $30,000 to Strong City Baltimore for community organizing and marketing focused on the schools, and $30,000 to each school for academic program enhancements.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 90,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • The Ingenuity Project

    Since 1993, Ingenuity Project has worked with Baltimore City Schools to teach Baltimore’s gifted and advanced students in middle and high school an accelerated and challenging math, science, and research curriculum. Ingenuity enrolls 543 students in grades 6-12 who have the potential to perform nationally in the top 20th percentile. Three middle schools—Roland Park, Mount Royal, and Hamilton—host the program along with a single high school, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. This grant provided funds for program enhancements at Hamilton Elementary Middle School, one of the foundation’s Neighborhood-School Partnership schools in Northeast Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Living Classrooms Foundation

    Foundation in 1985, Living Classrooms has developed a distinctive competency in experiential learning, which it applies in its operation of The Crossroads School, a public charter middle school on its East Harbor campus. Despite serving some of Baltimore’s most at-risk youth, Crossroads has consistently demonstrated a dramatic impact on learning outcomes and is ranked the top-performing middle school in Baltimore City. This grant funded planning efforts to potentially expand Crossroads School to serve elementary students and thereby increase the number of quality public school options available for Baltimore City students.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Newborn Holistic Ministries

    Newborn Holistic Ministries was founded in 1996 to address poverty related issues in the underserved communities of west Baltimore, particularly Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods. It operates Jubilee Arts, which offers classes in ceramics, visual arts, dance, and writing to adults and youth, and Martha’s Place, which is a housing program for women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness. Following the civil unrest the city experienced in the spring of 2015, NHM was inundated with offers to volunteer in the community. This grant provided funding for a part-time volunteer coordinator from the community to respond to the outpouring of support. NHM changed its name to Intersection of Change in late 2015.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 14,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
  • Southeast Community Development Corporation

    The Southeast Community Development Corporation is one of the oldest community development corporations in Baltimore. The CDC offers comprehensive HUD-certified housing counseling along with a number of community revitalization programs in the greater Highlandtown area, including Healthy Neighborhoods and Main Streets. With the assistance of the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, the CDC also works in the CARE, McElderry Park, and Milton-Montford neighborhoods. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS)

    The SWCOS Neighborhood Fellows Program provides School of Social Work graduate students with internship assignments in community development organizations. The Fellows add staff capacity to Healthy Neighborhoods and other community organizations working to build stronger schools and neighborhoods in Baltimore. The graduate students, along with staff at the organizations where they are placed, receive training from SWCOS in a variety of neighborhood revitalization strategies. This grant provided funding for program costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 34,500

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Women in Transition

    Each year, more than 20,000 children are emancipated from the U.S. foster care system without being adopted. These young people enter adulthood without having the support system of a permanent family, and the child welfare system that cared for them simply disappears from their lives. Women in Transition assists teenage girls in foster care in Baltimore to develop and execute a plan to successfully transition out of foster care by age 21. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to assist in creating a fund development strategy for the organization.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Afya Baltimore

    Afya Baltimore is a nonprofit charter operator that oversees two successful public schools: Tunbridge Public Charter School serving grades PreK-8, and Afya Public Charter School serving grades 6-8. Approximately half of Afya Public Charter School’s students matriculate from Brehms Lane Elementary School, a traditional, neighborhood-zoned K-5 school in Belair-Edison. After an extensive community engagement process with parents, teachers, and staff, the Brehms Lane community voted in 2015 to convert to charter status with Afya as the operator, and City Schools approved the conversion. This grant funded costs associated with planning for culture, climate, academics, facilities, and financial transitions that will take place during the conversion.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District Inc.

    The Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District unites the city’s Westside performing arts spaces, galleries, restaurants, retail and housing into a vibrant creative community. The district builds on a significant collection of existing arts assets, including The Arena Players, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Everyman Theatre, France Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, Current Gallery, EMP Collective, H&H Building, and Sub-basement Studios, among many others. Arts districts contribute to a vibrant city and help attract additional residential and commercial development. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)

    BUILD is an interfaith, multiracial, and non-partisan community organizing entity comprised of faith congregations, public schools, and community associations, which have worked together for more than 35 years to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools and neighborhoods in Baltimore. Working with TRF Development Partners, BUILD and the Johnston Square community in East Baltimore completed a comprehensive redevelopment plan ratified by eight community organizations and over 130 local residents. This grant funded community organizing in Johnston Square.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Northeast Schools Alliance Neighborhood-School Partnership

    The Northeast Schools Alliance Neighborhood-School Partnership was one of the first to receive funding from the foundation’s Neighborhood-School Partnership Initiative, created in 2009. The partnership between Hamilton Lauraville Main Street, Hamilton Elementary Middle School, City Neighbors Charter School, and St. Francis of Assisi School, works to market the variety of quality school options available to families who live in Northeast Baltimore, alongside the community’s housing and commercial assets, such as Healthy Neighborhoods and the Harford Road commercial corridor.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 120,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2015
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  • Cherry Hill Development Corporation

    The Cherry Hill community’s grade schools will soon be transformed by Baltimore City Schools’ 21st Century Facilities modernization plan. The Baltimore City Early Childhood Advisory Council is funding and coordinating efforts to improve the quality of early care and education there. With such investment in Cherry Hill’s education resources, there is an opportunity to potentially bring new investment in the residential and commercial amenities, as well. This Management Assistance Grant funded a consultant to work with the Cherry Hill Development Corporation’s board of directors to help the CHDC become an effective partner in the various planning and funding opportunities that are emerging around Cherry Hill.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 19,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Bard High School Early College Baltimore

    Bard High School Early Colleges believe that intellectually curious high-school-age students, regardless of background, are capable of engaging with a college curriculum. BHSECs 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. Students earn both a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree. In preparation for opening the first BHSEC in Baltimore for the 2015-2016 academic year, this grant enabled recruitment for BHSEC Baltimore’s first class of incoming 9th and 11th graders.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 37,500

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Central Baltimore Partnership

    The Central Baltimore Partnership evolved from research and organizing efforts initiated by the foundation in 2005. Operating as a kind of virtual community development corporation, the CBP works through and in support of its partners rather than creating and managing its own programs. Twenty-five universities, businesses, nonprofits, and city agencies are now members of the partnership, which has catalyzed investment in and revitalization of the area from Mount Royal Avenue north to 23rd Street, between Howard Street and Greenmount Avenue. This grant provided $150,000 for general operating support and up to $20,000 for costs associated with the Partnership’s first executive transition.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 170,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Marian House

    Marian House is a supportive housing program for homeless women and children. It helps women move from dependence to independence through a spectrum of care from transitional, 4-8 month housing, to long-term housing and case management. Over the course of its most recently completed strategic plan, Marian House increased its capacity 67 percent. As public funding sources for transitional housing decrease, this Management Assistance Grant funded a consultant to work with Marian House to develop a new strategic plan to navigate a changing climate and make organizational adjustments to preserve and hopefully expand the high quality programs and outcomes it is known for.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 16,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • The Jewish Museum Of Maryland

    The Jewish Museum of Maryland was founded in 1960 to rescue and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue. As a long-time community anchor, the JMM has played a leading role in facilitating the creation of a unified vision for the development of a heritage district in its Jonestown neighborhood. This grant supports a master planning effort to develop a Neighborhood Vision Plan for Historic Jonestown, in partnership with The ASSOCIATED, Jonestown Planning Council, Historic Jonestown, Inc., local businesses and social service providers, as well as elected officials and representatives from city agencies.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, inc.

    The foundation has been a long time supporter of CHAI’s community development activities, almost since our inception. In 2012, CHAI hired a new executive director to succeed its founding director, who had led the organization for twenty-nine years. This Management Assistance Grant funded a consultant to help CHAI’s new leadership conduct an organizational review. The process was designed to gain organizational consensus around CHAI’s areas of focus, recommit to its mission, vision, and values, and ensure that its organizational structure is appropriately aligned to support them.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 12,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools

    Baltimore’s 30 public charter schools enroll nearly 11,000 of the 83,000 pre-K through 12th grade public school students in the city, with students coming from a wide range of neighborhoods, income levels and ethnic backgrounds. Waitlists for enrollment spots range from 50 to 1000 students per school. The foundation has supported the charter sector since 2006, when it helped create Supporting Public Schools of Choice to provide technical assistance to schools. This grant funded staff salaries at the Alliance, which works to improve the operating climate for schools we already have and to attract more high performing charter operators to the state.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Community Law in Action

    Community Law in Action (CLIA) engages Baltimore City high school students and formerly incarcerated youth in positive youth development opportunities, advanced academic and pre-professional training, and advocacy training. CLIA gives young people a platform for creating solutions to some of the most complex problems facing Baltimore’s youth and the city overall, such as youth crime, violence, and educational and professional inequities. This Management Assistance Grant funded a consultant to help CLIA’s new executive director develop a strategic communications plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

    The programs of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB) stimulate economic development and transform public spaces in Maryland’s largest business center, cultural district, and fastest-growing neighborhoods. This grant provided funding for three DPOB reports: the State of Downtown Report; a New Downtown Resident Impact Report; and an Economic Impact Study to give a complete picture of downtown’s importance to Baltimore City’s tax base and the region’s overall economic health.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore maintains a 135-acre campus in Druid Hill Park with more than 1,500 animals in natural habitat exhibits. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a third party data management consultant to put in place an interface between the Zoo’s customer relationship management system for members and its software for donor management.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Pigtown Main Street

    Pigtown Main Street’s primary mission is to enhance the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor, Pigtown’s main business artery, by improving its aesthetics, promoting branded events, connecting community institutions and protecting the Pigtown identity. Its proximity to the University of Maryland Baltimore, Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, downtown Baltimore, and the I-95 corridor makes the area a great location for new investment. This grant provided general operating funds to Pigtown Main Street, which is also an active member of the Southwest Partnership.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 17,500

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • Rebuilding Together Baltimore

    Rebuilding Together Baltimore provides no-cost home repairs to low-income homeowners. Most homeowners served are over the age of 60, have fixed incomes, and have lived in their homes for decades. An annual Rebuilding Day mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to make homes more energy efficient and safer for seniors, and exterior repairs to improve the appearance of homes. Since 2013, one of RTB’s target communities has been either Mid-Govans or Woodbourne-McCabe, just east of York Road, where RTB is an active member of the York Road Partnership. This grant funded operating expenses and a consultant to assist with a new fund development strategy.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 32,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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  • St. Mary’s Outreach Center

    St. Mary’s Outreach Center serves seniors who live in poverty, helping them to maintain self-sufficiency and live independently with dignity. In addition to connecting seniors to social services, SMOC offers social opportunities to combat isolation. A 2012 study found that SMOC was only reaching about one-third of those eligible for its services. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for SMOC’s leadership to develop a plan to increase the number of people served without compromising the quality and personal attention for which the center is known and respected.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 7,500

    Date Awarded

    March 2015
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