• The 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

    $ 200,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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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 2016-2017, forty-five scholarships were awarded. Since 1976, the foundation has awarded $5.5 million towards 1,046 scholarship awards at the Johns Hopkins University.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 200,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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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 $5.5 million toward 2,273 graduate fellowships. Fellows are selected by the University.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 200,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Banner Neighborhoods

    Banner Neighborhoods started in 1982 as a small neighborhood project helping senior homeowners on fixed incomes maintain their homes and live independently in their neighborhood. Over the years, Banner evolved into a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout East and Southeast Baltimore, primarily through youth programs, senior home maintenance, and neighborhood beautification projects. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Bikemore

    Bikemore was established 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 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, Inc.

    The Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District was established in 2012. Anchored to the south by the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, the district stretches north to include the historic Lexington Market and Antique Row, and boasts a significant collection of cultural assets, including large visual and performing arts venues and local artist-run spaces offering a high caliber of visual artistic production and display, performance art, and theatre. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Community Law Center

    The mission of Community Law Center is to provide legal service to community and nonprofit organizations throughout Maryland to promote stronger nonprofits and more vibrant neighborhoods. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

    Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) works to strengthen the neighborhoods of Northwest Baltimore City and Baltimore County by developing and enhancing housing, encouraging community development, and supporting aging-in-community. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Southwest Partnership

    The Southwest Partnership is a collaborative effort of seven neighborhoods: Barre Circle, Pigtown, Mount Clare, Hollins Roundhouse, Union Sqaure, Franklin Square and Poppletown. Leaders from these seven neighborhoods representing more than 20,000 people worked closely with the University of Maryland, the University of Maryland Medical Center, Bon Secours, and other 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. This grant provided $115,000 for core operating support and another $20,000 dedicated to planning work for new partnership efforts for schools within the target area.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 135,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Enterprise Development Group

    Enterprise Development Group makes small business and vehicle loans and operates a business incubator and a tax clinic. For more than 20 years, EDC has made loans in Washington, DC, northern Virginia, and metropolitan Baltimore to startup and existing businesses. EDG’s parent organization, Ethiopian Community Development Council, is a National Voluntary Agency authorized by the US Department of State to resettle refugees. This grant provided program support for EDG’s Baltimore activities.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Greater Baybrook Alliance

    Greater Baybrook Alliance is a community development organization whose mission is to engage and empower stakeholders across Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County to revitalize the Baybrook Peninsula through investment, collaboration, and advocacy. In 2015 and 2016, with a seed grant from the Goldseker Foundation, Strong City Baltimore gathered stakeholders from the Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Brooklyn Park neighborhoods to create the Greater Baybrook Vision and Action Plan, which led to the creation of the Greater Baybrook Alliance and an award of $710,000 from the State’s Baltimore Regional Neighborhoods Initiative in 2017. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition

    In November 2016, the Goldseker Foundation awarded HEBCAC a planning grant to develop a housing market strategy for revitalization in a part of East Baltimore where a variety of housing conditions prevail, and a variety of housing types for various income levels is needed. Having developed the strategy with significant community input and data analysis, this grant provided project support to begin implementation of the strategy.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Latino Economic Development Center

    LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities in the D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. LEDC is certified by the US Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution and is a HUD certified housing counseling agency. In February 2014, LEDC began offering its small business lending services in Baltimore. This grant provided operating support to the LEDC Baltimore office.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • WE Maryland

    WE Charity is an international nonprofit with the mission to empower people to change the world locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. WE Schools challenges young people to identify the issues that spark their passion and empowers them with the tools to take action, locally and globally. This grant provided start-up support to WE Maryland to provide the WE Schools program to Baltimore City schools.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

    Founded in 2009, the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) is a 6th through 12th grade public charter school that enrolls 525 students selected through a city-wide open lottery process. Both of the initial graduating classes (in 2016 and 2017) posted 100 percent college acceptance. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for leadership planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle

    The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle at the Baltimore Community Foundation brings together women philanthropists with a common goal: to empower women and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. By pooling and leveraging their enthusiasm, intellectual, and financial resources, BWGC tries to bring about change through the power of grant-making. Its education programs broaden members’ knowledge of the crises in healthcare, employment, education, and housing, and show members how they can help in their communities. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a needs analysis, solution identification, and implementation of a membership management system.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Child First Authority

    Child First Authority launched in 1996 in response to a city-wide call by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) for safe, productive learning environments for children in the out-of-school time hours. Child First Authority is currently the community school nonprofit partner and out-of-school time provider at eight schools, and provides out-of-school time activities only at three additional schools. Its founding director retired in 2016 and it underwent its first executive transition. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Health Care for the Homeless

    Health Care for the Homeless works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated heath care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy and community engagement. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for consultant costs associated with a fund development initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2017
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  • Associated Black Charities

    Associated Black Charities (ABC) is tackling the disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color in Maryland. ABC reports that in the Baltimore-Washington region, people of color constitute nearly half of the population yet hold just more than a quarter of nonprofit board positions. ABC’s Board Pipeline Program is a strategic intervention that infuses nonprofit boards in the Baltimore region with a cadre of professionals of color who begin their board experience fully prepared to hit the ground running. This $50,000 grant supports leadership development through the Board Pipeline Program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Patterson Park Audubon Center

    The Patterson Park Audubon Center’s work in Southeast Baltimore improves the neighborhoods surrounding Patterson Park through community greening projects and programs that engage adults and school children in stewarding the green spaces in the city that attract and support a healthy bird population. While Audubon’s main purpose is improving the urban environment for birds, the foundation has supported the PPAC given the collateral benefits to the park, surrounding neighborhoods, and schools. This $20,000 grant supported PPAC’s greening and community engagement work.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO)

    The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a nonprofit real estate development corporation with a mission to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for contemporary artists, designers, curators, performers and creative ventures and nonprofit arts organizations. BARCO’s focus is the acquisition and development of properties that fulfill this mission in Baltimore’s three arts and entertainment districts. This grant provided $50,000 in core operating support, plus an additional $35,000 to help launch a new Arts Navigator Technical Assistance program to provide advice and assistance to artists and arts space owners and operators with the development of safe and code compliant spaces.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 85,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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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 $85,000 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 85,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)

    Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD) is a broad-based, non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations. In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, the foundation awarded BUILD a grant for community organizing in the Sandtown-Winchester community, where BUILD partners with another foundation grantee, No Boundaries Coalition. BUILD currently has two professional community organizers working in West Baltimore doing door-to-door canvassing, identifying potential residential leaders, delivering trainings, convening local businesses and non-profits, pursuing meetings with public officials and government agencies, and accomplishing necessary follow-up work to address resident concerns. This $50,000 grant provided continued support for that organizing work in West Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • TRF Development Partners

    The Johnston Square community located in East Baltimore is a distressed housing market located in the center of a number of areas undergoing rapid change. Working in partnership with Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) and TRF DP, the Johnston Square community completed a comprehensive redevelopment plan that has been ratified by eight community organizations and more than 130 local residents. TRF DP has also designed and implemented the Path to Own Program focusing on helping moderate income households in the neighborhoods become mortgage-ready and to develop mortgage products tailored for a cohort of families actively working to move into homeownership. In 2017, TRF DP, BUILD, MD DHCD and TD Bank were recognized for their commitment to East Baltimore’s revitalization with the United States of America Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (2017). This $50,000 grant supports TRF DP’s community organizing in East Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Creative Alliance

    The Creative Alliance connects diverse communities with arts and education programs that promote understanding and respect for the remarkably rich cultural traditions of Southeast Baltimore residents. Creative Alliance neighborhood programs strive to bridge cultural, class and language barriers and generate the sense of community needed to build a safe, vibrant, inclusive neighborhood and city. Creative Alliance is now planning to redevelop a vacant building across from the Patterson Theater into a Community Arts Education Center, bringing another vacant building back to life on Eastern Avenue. As a result, the Creative Alliance is beginning to plan for a period of program and facility expansion. This $35,000 grant provided $20,000 for core operating support and $15,000 for a strategic planning consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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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, which are home to more than 53,000 people within walking distance. The Friends played an active role alongside Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and local community leaders in the creation of a new Master Plan for Patterson Park, which was adopted by the City’s Planning Commission in April 2016. The Friends has already begun work on several elements of the plan, including a renovation to the park superintendent’s house known as “the white house,” which currently houses offices and will include the addition of a visitor’s center and community programming space. This $30,000 grant funded core operating expenses.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Impact Hub Baltimore

    Impact Hub is part innovation lab, part co-working space, part civic forum. Its members are a vibrant, diverse and growing community of innovators and entrepreneurs dedicated to driving positive change in Baltimore and beyond. Impact Hub provides an inclusive, inspiring, and functional space that connects its members to the ideas, resources, and people they need to make tangible social impact. It also serves as a gathering place for the global movement towards stronger cities and a new economy. The Goldseker Foundation provided initial seed funding for the planning of Impact Hub Baltimore and this $100,000 grant provides continued operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Jubilee Baltimore

    Jubilee Baltimore is a nonprofit organization that develops real estate and manages renovations for others, ranging from small houses to multi-million dollar projects, such as the Centre Theatre in Station North and City Arts in Greenmount West. Jubilee’s developments have totaled over one hundred million dollars of historic restorations and new construction. Jubilee develops both affordable and market-rate housing and brings particular expertise in historic renovation and community planning. Jubilee is the housing and development partner to the Central Baltimore Partnership, and administers the Healthy Neighborhoods program in Madison Park, Mount Vernon, Seton Hill, Charles North, and Greenmount West.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • No Boundaries Coalition

    Since 2008, the No Boundaries Coalition has brought residents together from Sandtown, Druid Heights, Upton, Madison Park, Penn North, Reservoir Hill, and Bolton Hill to address the issues that have maintained racial and economic segregation for decades. The No Boundaries Coalition has led a successful community listening campaign and delivered a fresh produce stand at the Pennsylvania Avenue Market in response to resident concerns about lack of access to healthy food. The No Boundaries Coalition is currently advocating for safer streets, increased police accountability, and healthier foods in the neighborhood. This $60,000 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Pigtown Main Street

    Pigtown Main Street is a member of Baltimore Main Streets and an accredited member of National Main Streets. The organization works to enhance the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor by improving its aesthetics, promoting branded events, connecting community institutions and protecting the Pigtown identity. Pigtown Main Street has succeeded in attracting new businesses and enrolling a local convenience store in the Baltimore City Health Department’s Healthy Corner Stores program to increase access to fresh food. This grant of $17,500 provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 17,500

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Southeast Community Development Corporation

    The mission of Southeast CDC is to promote the healthy, dynamic and diverse communities of Southeast Baltimore. Its operating budget supports the Highlandtown Main Street program, two community schools, three Healthy Neighborhoods, a YouthWorks summer jobs program, five housing counseling positions, and program management. The SECDC manages another $2 million in funding for programs such as 100 after-school spots, emergency housing assistance, and state investment in redevelopment projects. As neighborhoods immediately south and east of Patterson Park have strengthened, the CDC has begun to move resources north and east to respond to market conditions in more distressed communities. This $100,000 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Kids in Need of Defense

    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national organization with an office in Baltimore that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. Since October 2013, over 12,000 unaccompanied minors were released to sponsors in Maryland. Without legal representation, it is nearly impossible for these children to navigate the United States’ complex immigration laws and system. In 2017, KIND lost two major sources of federal funding for its work, leaving more than 250 children with open and active cases without representation. This $20,000 grant provided funding to help fill the gap while KIND fundraises for other long-term revenue sources and restructures its support for those children.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    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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  • 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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  • Baltimore Corps

    Planning for Baltimore Corps began in 2013 and included building a strong local board and separate national advisory board, identifying and cultivating local fellowship opportunities, and designing a first-rate training and professional development program for participating fellows. As Baltimore Corps embarks on its fourth cohort of fellows in 2017-2018, despite cutting the application period in half, almost 900 applications were received for a cohort that should total approximately 40 members. This was another record-high number of applications representing 62 percent growth from the prior year and more than 10 times the number of applicants from Baltimore Corps’ first class. There are now more than 125 Visionary Cause Leaders that are employing Baltimore Corps fellows or requesting placements. This grant provided $100,000 in core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Baltimore’s Promise Collaborative

    Baltimore is a vibrant city, home to more than 600,000 people who want and need their city to be the best possible place to raise healthy, well-prepared children. Importantly, Baltimore is also home to scores of community leaders who are committed to their City and eager to be part of a transformational solution that benefits all of our children and young people. In the fall of 2012, foundation and business leaders throughout Baltimore began a new discussion around the idea of working together on behalf of our City’s children. The discussion focused on innovative ways the community could come together to support children’s health and education from birth through the time when they are college and/or career ready. This broad cradle-to-career focus is similar in intent to many collective impact strategies in cities across the United States. The mission of Baltimore’s Promise is to coordinate strategy, identify quality programs, support alignment activities, establish shared measures for meaningful results, build public will, and advance policy on behalf of Baltimore City’s youth. This grant provided $100,000 for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

    The vision of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance is a thriving metropolitan area which boasts an array of convenient transportation options, including a coordinated system of highways and interconnected mass transit options providing access and opportunity for employment, housing, education, services and entertainment. Many initiatives supported by CMTA have enjoyed strong success including the expansion of MARC service, the development and implementation of the Bus Network Improvement Plan, creating of the Rate My Ride transit user application, and promotion of Transit-Oriented Development projects. CMTA was also a leading advocate for the Red Line project, the proposed East-West light rail line. CMTA is now spearheading public advocacy efforts around the MTA’s BaltimoreLInk initiative. The $45,000 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 45,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

    In its first decade of existence, DBFA has grown from a few dozen committed families to an alliance with over 4,000 families connected, at a minimum by subscribing to its communications. In addition to its established programming, such as the New Babies on the Block social events and the School & Children’s Programming Fair, DBFA has launched new programming, such as a PTO leaders network and a Tough Talk Parent Seminar series. Giving parents the infrastructure to support one another and work together to improve city services important to raising families, such as schools, parks, and public safety, DBFA plays a valuable role in helping to stabilize Baltimore City’s population. This grant provided $15,000 for programming costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Live Baltimore

    Live Baltimore has spent the past 20 years providing resources in the form of information, marketing events, and incentive programs aimed at increasing the population of Baltimore City. In Baltimore, at least 72 percent of the city’s budget relates directly to residential investment. Live Baltimore employs several focused and related strategies to grow that tax base, including neighborhood-level marketing, home ownership promotion, Live Near Your Work assistance, data analysis, and a family retention program called Way to Stay. This $100,000 grant provided $50,000 for core operating support and $50,000 for Way to Stay.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

    The Goldseker Foundation provided start-up support to Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations in 1991. The foundation was a consistent supporter of Maryland Nonprofits’ operating costs and programs for the next twenty years. In recognition of the organization’s 25th anniversary, this grant provided for scholarships for nonprofit leaders who would not otherwise be able to do so, to attend the 25th anniversary conference in October 2017.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS)

    In 2005, the Goldseker Foundation helped SWCOS to establish the Neighborhood Fellows Program, to align internship assignments for School of Social Work graduate students with Healthy Neighborhoods and others working in Baltimore neighborhoods. The purpose of the Neighborhood Fellows Program is to add staff capacity to community development organizations working to build stronger neighborhoods in Baltimore City. This $25,000 grant provided for project costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

    For over 16 years, Healthy Neighborhoods has developed market-driven strategies to benefit Baltimore’s middle neighborhoods–areas with significant assets but stagnant or undervalued real estate beginning to age without improvement. By investing in these properties and their improvement, providing loans to homebuyers and homeowners, marketing neighborhood assets and strengthening resident capacity, HNI works to stabilize and grow middle neighborhoods. This $100,000 grant provided for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • ShareBaby

    Diapers and baby gear are not allocated through federal or state assistance programs. The only monies that can be used are Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) which must also be used to cover rent, utilities, transportation and many other essential family costs. ShareBaby was founded in 2014 by three local moms who wanted to help other mothers share their new or gently used baby items with families that need them the most. ShareBaby has plans to significantly expand operations in Baltimore in the coming year. This grant provided a two-year commitment of $50,000 per year for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Govans Elementary School

    Govans Elementary School is a neighborhood-zoned public school in North Central Baltimore, just east of York Road and near Loyola University. Govans converted to charter status in 2016, with Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) as the new school operator. BCP has successfully operated conversion charter schools in Baltimore City since 2005. Govans Elementary School’s zone encompasses a racially and socio-economically diverse population, and the school is in the planning stages to build a brand new 21st Century learning facility opening for the 2020-2021 school year. This $30,000 grant provided funds for a community school coordinator to help meet the needs of current students and families, as well as market Govans to prospective families to increase enrollment.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Garrett Heights Elementary Middle School

    The Garrett Heights school community and leadership have rallied around a shared vision to transform the school into the first neighborhood-zoned, public Montessori school in Baltimore City. After a first summer of training in 2016, Garrett Heights established two Montessori classrooms with plans to increase the number of classrooms each year as teachers could be trained and materials acquired. The Goldseker Foundation awarded a grant in December 2016 to continue the program design, in partnership with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. This second grant of $35,000 provided for further training and program design, as well as a parent-community liaison to manage communication with prospective parents about the transition.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street

    Since 2012, HLMS has served as the neighborhood partner for the Goldseker Foundation’s Neighborhood-School Partnership Initiative, helping to raise awareness of the high quality school options available in Northeast Baltimore at Hamilton Elementary Middle School, City Neighbors Charter School, and St. Francis of Assisi School. In 2016, HLMS also received funding from the Goldseker Foundation to launch a communications campaign to support Garrett Heights Elementary Middle School in its transition to a Montessori model, with a focus on increasing enrollment at the school from its Lauraville neighborhood zone. This grant provided an additional $5,000 for marketing activities related to recruitment in the 2017-2018 school year.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Ingenuity Project

    The Ingenuity Project educates the largest concentration of Baltimore City’s gifted and advanced students in mathematics and science. It operates at three Baltimore City middle schools and one high school. Ingenuity graduates pursue higher education at the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities in preparation to become the nation’s leaders in health care, engineering, and technology–all industries central to Baltimore’s future economic growth. This grant provided $30,000 for program enhancements at the Hamilton Elementary Middle School Ingenuity site.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools

    The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools has member schools from Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties, though its membership is overwhelmingly based in Baltimore City. The Alliance focuses its work on four priority areas: funding, facilities, charter management issues in Baltimore City, and member support. This grant provided $30,000 in core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

    The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that advances and protects consumers through education, public policy work, direct service, and training programs. In 2016, MCRC released “Making the Grade: An Analysis of For Profit and Career Schools in Maryland,” the first statewide study of for-profit schools in the country. It found that for-profit and private career schools in Maryland often charge 3 to 5 times for the same programs as do public institutions, with lower employment success rates. This grant provided $20,000 in seed funding for a “Know Before You Enroll” consumer education campaign aimed at helping low-income youth safely navigate higher education and career training options while avoiding predatory institutions.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Baltimore Community Foundation

    In March 2017, Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) President and CEO Tom Wilcox announced his decision to retire after 17 years of distinguished service. The Goldseker Foundation has a long history of support for the Baltimore Community Foundation. This grant provided $40,000 toward costs associated with a national search to identify the next leader of the BCF.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Maryland Farmers Market Association

    The Maryland Farmers Market Association was founded in 2012 with the mission of creating a vibrant and sustainable network of farmers markets in Maryland. MDFMA’s organizational goals are to (1) expand access to quality, nutritious, and locally produced food for all Marylanders, (2) support local agricultural producers, and (3) strengthen farmers markets as community cornerstones that provide inclusive public spaces and generate economic activity. This $15,000 Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to help MDFMA develop a strategic plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2017
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  • Central Baltimore Partnership

    The Central Baltimore Partnership has served as the catalyst for investment and revitalization of the area from Mount Royal Avenue north to 23rd Street, between Howard Street and Greenmount Avenue. CBP’s numerous volunteer task forces have been instrumental in the creation of hundreds of units of new and rehabbed housing, both affordable and market rate; commercial development; creating an employment recruitment and referral pipeline for area residents; and introducing a private microenterprise organization to provide small loans to area businesses. An exciting new development in late 2016 was the launch, with the leadership of the Johns Hopkins University, of the Central Baltimore Future Fund, a $10 million loan pool designed to work in concert with CBP’s comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy to eliminate blight and stimulate economic growth. This grant provided funds for core operating support to the Central Baltimore Partnership.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 150,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Fund for Educational Excellence

    The Fund for Educational Excellence plays a unique and vital role as Baltimore’s only public education fund. It serves as an independent partner, able to leverage deep insight into education needs and priorities, along with relationships with partners across Baltimore, to accelerate the pace of reform for public school students. This grant provided funds for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Holistic Life Foundation

    Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization with a mission of nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities, through programs in schools and community spaces that emphasize violence reduction, peaceful conflict resolution, youth engagement, high school completion, and employment opportunities. HLF now serves 4,500 Baltimore City public school students per week, in addition to adults in senior centers, drug rehabilitation facilities, and other community-based centers. This grant provided partial funding to hire a Director of Operations to help manage the organization’s rapid growth.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Patterson Park Public Charter School

    Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS) serves 690 students in Pre-K through eighth grade. The school is one of the most diverse in the city: 52% of students are African-American, 30% are Hispanic/Latino, 14% are White, and 13% are English Language Learners. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to work with a committee of teachers and staff to develop transformative practices to address racial disparities in educational outcomes among the student body.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • LifeBridge Health/Sinai Hospital

    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a 504 bed acute-care community teaching hospital, has been integrally involved in creating and growing initiatives that benefit neighboring communities in Northwest Baltimore. These include an aging in place program, Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS); an expanded Live Near Your Work program; infrastructure improvements; home improvement projects in partnership with Healthy Neighborhoods; transit improvements; and partnering with local schools for mentoring opportunities. This grant provided funds to initiate a convening and planning process to forge a Northwest Baltimore Partnership (NBP). The NBP will engage neighborhood organizations, nonprofit agencies, community development corporations, major property owners, educational institutions, foundations, and businesses.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners

    The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners (DP) is a nonprofit housing developer (formerly affiliated with The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)) with broad experience in repositioning real estate assets and markets in the mid-Atlantic region, particularly Baltimore City. DP seeks to create wealth and opportunities for the communities it serves by making real estate investments that reinforce community assets, revitalize downward markets, and create suitable environments for market growth. Since 2014, the Goldseker Foundation has supported DP’s work in partnership with Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) in Johnston Square in East Baltimore. This grant provided funds for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative

    The Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative includes the Southeast CDC, Banner Neighborhoods, Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms Foundation, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Breath of God Church, Patterson Park Public Charter School, and The Intersection. The Collaborative works in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks program to provide meaningful work experience, employment training, enrichment and community engagement to older youth living the neighborhoods around Patterson Park. This grant provided funds for the summer employment program and seed funding to launch year-round activities to keep the youth engaged beyond the summer.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 48,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
  • Venture for America

    Venture for America (VFA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen U.S. cities and promote job creation by directing highly-talented, recent college graduates into startups and growth organizations. VFA focuses on cities that typically struggle to attract top talent, but have a strong commitment to revitalizing the regional economy through entrepreneurship. VFA’s first cohort of (seven) Baltimore fellows arrived in 2013. The Baltimore cohort grew to 25 placements in 2016 due to applicants’ interest in Baltimore and increased demand from local companies. Through 2016, there are now 56 local fellows and alumni, making Baltimore home to one of VFA’s largest national presences. This grant provided funds for recruitment, training and placement of fellows in Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Loyola Early Learning Center

    The Maryland Province Jesuits have founded two schools in Baltimore serving low-income students in need of access to high quality educational opportunities: St. Ignatius Loyola Academy which serves middle school boys, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. The Loyola Early Learning Center is a new effort to provide a pre-school daycare center and early childhood education program focused on the holistic development of children from low-income families. This grant provided funds for start-up support and required a 1:1 match.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
  • Baltimore Under Ground Science Space

    The Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) is a four-year old nonprofit community lab that seeks to increase scientific knowledge, engagement, and innovation to foster a more informed, creative, and technically skilled public through courses and seminars, community and individual lab projects, and student mentorship. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a strategic planning consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 8,800

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Thread

    Thread is focused on engaging the most at-risk high school freshmen by weaving together a support network of volunteers who customize support to meet student need in whatever form needed. The support network surrounds the student for a decade (all of high school plus six years post-high school graduation). Thread’s model seeks to radically reconfigure social support structures for students enrolled to “establish a wealth of human connection, permanently linked by unconditional love and support.” This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a strategic planning consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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  • Maryland Institute College of Art

    The Goldseker Foundation and Maryland Institute College of Art developed a partnership that would provide foundation grantees with some limited design consultation and photography, to better communicate their missions visually. This grant provided funds for a summer design fellowship at MICA to carry out those objectives.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 12,500

    Date Awarded

    March 2017
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