• Friends of Patterson Park

    The Friends of Patterson Park works in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks to ensure a safe, welcoming, vibrant, well-tended and well-used park that contributes to the health of the surrounding neighborhoods, home to more than 53,000 people within walking distance of the park. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Live Baltimore

    Live Baltimore’s mission is to recruit and retain Baltimore City residents by attracting people to Baltimore’s thriving neighborhoods, and by helping residents find a way to stay in the city. Live Baltimore does this through new resident acquisition and neighborhood marketing; homeownership promotion; employer outreach; real estate industry outreach; data analysis; and resident retention programs focused on schools, space, and support. This grant provided $50,000 for core operating support and $50,000 for Way to Stay program costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • The Loading Dock

    The Loading Dock, established in 1984, is the nation’s first successful, self-sustaining, nonprofit clearinghouse of reusable and surplus building materials and has been a model for similar facilities across the country. TLD inventory is used primarily in home renovation projects by low to moderate income owner occupants and investors, nonprofit community groups, and for historic and arts projects. TLD’s 7,500 clients improve 10,000 homes each year, saving $2.4 million annually. This grant provided funds for program expansion related to long-term sustainability plans.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS)

    Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, SWCOS concentrates its efforts in vulnerable communities with people who have been marginalized. Goldseker Foundation has been the largest funder of SWCOS’ Neighborhood Fellows program since its inception in 2005. Neighborhood Fellows are graduate social work students who add staff capacity to community development organizations working to build stronger neighborhoods in Baltimore City. This grant provided project support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Cecil Elementary School

    Cecil Elementary School is a hidden gem located two blocks north of North Avenue in the East Baltimore Midway community. It is a neighborhood-zoned traditional public school with a strong reputation in the city. In December 2016, the school was awarded Maryland’s coveted EGATE (Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education) status–the only K-5 school in the city to hold that distinction. Despite its strong program and excellent reputation, Cecil’s enrollment has suffered in recent years due to the decline in the surrounding neighborhood population. This grant provided funds for after-school programming, which the school community has determined is needed to support students and families and to increase enrollment.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 41,400

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
  • Baltimore City Public Schools – Federal Hill Prep Elementary & Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle Schools

    Located only 1.2 miles apart on the South Baltimore peninsula of Federal Hill/Locust Point, Federal Hill Prep (Prep) and Francis Scott Key (FSK) together served a total of 473 students in grades K-5 in the 2016-2017 school year. FSK also has a middle school for grades 6-8, which served an additional 260 students in 2016-2017. While both schools have experienced enrollment growth at the elementary level, FSK’s middle school enrollment has continued to decline in recent years. This grant provided funds for the two schools to work together on joint upper-elementary school programming to build a pipeline for enrollment from both schools into the FSK middle school program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 28,360

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Improving Education – Bedtime in a Box

    Improving Education manages a multi-school Networked Improvement Community through which teachers, administrators, and community members work together to redesign instruction and support for students to improve early literacy outcomes in PreK through second grade classrooms. Achieving reading proficiency by third grade is crucial to the future success of a student’s academic career, while 60 percent of low-income families report having fewer than ten books in the home. In speaking with parents across the city, Improving Education staff identified issues with access to books, inconsistencies of parenting routines, and a general lack of resources to support their child’s healthy growth. In response, Improving Education created Bedtime in a Box, which strives to provide not only the needed books, but to link reading to a bedtime routine that happens every night, prompting multiple positive effects on health and education. This grant provided working capital to expand supply and distribution of bedtime boxes.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Ingenuity Project

    The Ingenuity Project serves the largest concentration of gifted and advanced students in grades 6-12 in Baltimore City Public Schools. The middle school program provides students with rigorous STEM courses and experiences that prepare and inspire a pursuit of advanced STEM curricula in high school. The high school program aligns to the highest standards in math and science to enable students to enroll and succeed in selective colleges and STEM careers. This grant provided funds for enhancements to the Ingenuity Program at Hamilton Elementary Middle School.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School

    Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School enrolls 450 students from 26 Baltimore City zip codes through a city-wide lottery. It is one of the most diverse public schools in the city. Inspired by mounting evidence of the value of diverse and integrated schools for all students, the school leadership wishes to take a deeper dive into its data and systems to identify any gaps related to equity in the school’s educational opportunities, outcomes, and disciplinary practices. This analysis is expected to lead to the development of an implementation plan with applicable strategies to ensure the school environment is culturally inclusive and equitable for all staff, students, and families. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to assist with an equity audit of the school.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Code in the Schools

    Code in the Schools was founded in 2013 with the mission to expand computer science education opportunities for underserved and underrepresented youth in Baltimore, in order to prepare them to be active participants in growing technology sectors. Since its founding, Code in the Schools has seen its budget and program grow by 30-50 percent each year. Still, demand is greater than capacity, and with rapid growth comes the need to assess and reconsider organizational structures. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Midtown Academy

    The city’s longest operating public charter school, Midtown Academy serves 198 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. For years, Midtown Academy has struggled with the space constraints of the small school facility that it rents from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. More than one hundred students applied for the 22 Kindergarten spaces for the 2018-2019 school year. The waitlist for each grade outweighs the number of open slots by at least 500 percent. This grant provided funds for a real estate consultant to assist with pre-development activities related to identifying, obtaining, renovating, and moving to a new facility for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Bethel Outreach Center, Inc.

    During much of the 20th Century, the Historic Upton Neighborhoods were known as a wellspring of African American culture, achievement, and activism. Bethel AME Church acquired 1429 McCulloh Street in 1988 as a space to provide resources for the Upton community. The building was used as a community center until its closure in 2010. Bethel Outreach Center, which now owns the building, has been working towards bringing this resource back online, and has raised almost a third of the funds needed to fully renovate the building. Potential capital funders and service providers have expressed interest in the project once it is further along in its planning for tenant occupancy and programmatic offerings. This grant provided funds for staffing the project and fundraising to help move this effort from a planning stage to execution.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 49,900

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    In a first-of-its kind project in Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation will help the City of Baltimore develop an Environmental Impact Bond to fund green infrastructure projects throughout the city. Individual projects will involve planting trees, plants, and other forms of vegetation to absorb rainwater and associated storm water runoff to divert pollution from streams and waterways that eventually reach the Chesapeake Bay. This grant provided funds for the upfront planning and evaluation costs associated with assembling the Environmental Impact Bond.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Archdiocese of Baltimore

    The Cardinal Keeler Regional Community School will be a $23.5 million project in West Baltimore–the first new Catholic school to be built in Baltimore City in 57 years. The school will be located at Lexington Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, across from the University of Maryland Baltimore, adjacent to the University of Maryland BioPark. While the new school will draw students from all over Baltimore, the school’s immediate catchment area will include the Poppleton, Lexington Terrace, and Hollins Market communities where median household incomes are below $19,000. This grant provided funds for planning, fundraising, and neighborhood outreach costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Baltimore Homecoming, Inc.

    Baltimore Homecoming aims to build an alumni network of the city’s most accomplished natives and expats from around the country, reconnect them with their hometown, and foster new local investments, partnerships and philanthropy. Its first objective is to tap into a new market for social and economic investment that can spur development and growth. This grant provided program planning support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Made in Baltimore

    Made In Baltimore is a local brand initiative aimed at growing jobs and entrepreneurship in Baltimore City’s light-manufacturing sector. The program was started by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability in 2017, and has three core functions: business promotion, business development, and research and policy development. After a successful first year of pilot programs, MIB created a three-year plan for growth that builds on its successes and fills important gaps in entrepreneurial support for Baltimore City’s makers and manufacturers. This grant provided program support funds.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 65,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Tahirih Justice Center

    Tahirih Justice Center provides holistic legal services to protect immigrant women and children throughout the Baltimore region who are seeking safety from extreme gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. This grant provided operating support for the Baltimore office.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Central Baltimore Partnership

    The Central Baltimore Partnership has served as a catalyst for investment and revitalization of the area from Mount Royal Avenue north to 23rd Street, between Howard Street and Greenmount Avenue. Through numerous volunteer task forces, comprised of the representatives of the 25 universities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and city agencies that are now members of the Partnership, CBP has provided consulting, coaching, and fundraising support to a wide range of activities. Included among them are creation of hundreds of new and rehabbed housing units, 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. This grant provided general operating support and funds for a feasibility study.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 175,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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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 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative

    The Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative brings together ten partner organizations to provide meaningful work experience, employment training, enrichment and community engagement to youth ages 14 to 21 living in the neighborhoods around Patterson Park. In addition to a summer Youth Works program, the Collaborative provides year-round mentoring to participants in the employment program. This grant provided program support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Venture for America

    Venture for America 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 that would benefit from a significant increase in quality human capital. Baltimore is now VFA’s second largest city with 70 active fellows and alumni spread across 40 companies. This grant provided program support for recruitment, training, and placement of fellows in Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University’s York Road Initiative is a place-based community development strategy geographically focused in the Greater Govans/York Road corridor communities of north Baltimore City adjacent to Loyola’s Evergreen campus. Partnering with neighbors, community associations, civic agencies, business owners, faith-based organizations, and others, the initiative focuses on the educational development, health, and well-being of community residents, as well as the economic viability of the adjacent neighborhoods, including residential and retail establishments. This grant provided program support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Strong City Baltimore

    Strong City Baltimore organizes its work in alignment with three main goals: building stronger neighborhoods; developing quality schools; and increasing collective impact through partnerships. This grant provided operating support at $200,000 per year for two years.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 200,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Immigration Outreach Service Center

    The Immigration Outreach Service Center is an independent nonprofit organization serving Baltimore’s immigrants and refugees by providing legal services, tutoring for children, health education, health screening, job counseling, and social service referrals. This management assistance grant provided funds for a consultant to help with sustainability planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 14,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Young Audiences of Maryland

    Young Audiences of Maryland, the nation’s largest arts education network, began in Baltimore in 1950 and is devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally-diverse arts programs. YAMD partners with professional artists from all disciplines and with schools throughout Maryland for hands-on arts learning experiences. This management assistance grant provided funds to hire a consultant for fund development.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Calvin Rodwell Elementary School

    As part of the 21st Century Facilities Initiative, the Calvin Rodwell school community will soon be moving to and merging with Grove Park Elementary Middle School, in the fall of 2018. This grant provided support for the continuing development and implementation of a successful project-based learning afterschool program, as well as communications with the CRES and GPEMS school communities about the facility process.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 37,900

    Date Awarded

    March 2018
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