• 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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  • The 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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