• Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation

    Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout East and Southeast Baltimore. Banner offers neighborhood youth programs and senior home maintenance. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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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. This grant provided $50,000 for core operating support, and $50,000 for the Way to Stay program.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Tahirih Justice Center

    The Tahirih Justice Center exists to support courageous immigrant women and children who are survivors of gender-based violence–including human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and other crimes–who are seeking safety and justice. This grant provided operating support for Tahirih’s Baltimore office.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Cecil Elementary

    Cecil Elementary school is a hidden gem located two blocks north of North Avenue, just east of Greenmount Avenue, in the East Baltimore Midway community. In December 2016, Cecil Elementary was awarded Maryland’s coveted EGATE (Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education) status. An initial Neighborhood-School Partnership grant from the Goldseker Foundation provided funds to create a free after-school for fourth and fifth graders. The school subsequently secured funding from the Maryland State Department of Education to double the size of the program and serve grades second through fifth through the 2020-2021 school year. This grant provided additional funds to expand the program to include first graders.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 42,120

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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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 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Govans Elementary School

    Govans Elementary was a traditional neighborhood-zoned public school until 2014, when Baltimore Curriculum Project converted the school to charter status, retaining the neighborhood zone. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, as part of the City’s 21st Century Facilities Plan, the school community will move to swing space at the former Chinquapin Middle School, while the existing facility is demolished and rebuilt. This grant provided funds for a Community School Coordinator, whose focus is on supporting families and building an enrollment pipeline to ensure that Govans successfully navigates the transition period and returns to a new facility fully enrolled.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 45,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools

    The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools is a non-partisan group that serves as a voice for charter school communities to advocate for equitable and transparent conditions for public charter schools; offer support to new and existing public charter schools; and drive the discussion around innovative educational practices that lead to positive outcomes for students. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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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: it creates leadership opportunities for professionals, it also aims to expand the strategic capacity of high-impact organizations and ultimately, strengthen Baltimore. This grant is the second payment on a two-year grant approved in 2018, for core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 125,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Bard High School Early College Baltimore

    Bard College, in partnership with local school districts, has been an innovative voice in strengthening college readiness and achievement among high school-age students since 2001, when the first Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) campus opened in New York City. The BHSEC schools 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. At the end of the fourth year at BHSEC, and upon successful completion of course requirements, students earn a state high school diploma and a tuition-free Bard College Associate in Arts degree worth 60 transferable credits. This grant provided funding for the creation of a new College Transfer Office at BHSEC Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Project Safe Haven Summer Camp at Koinonia Baptist Church

    Koinonia Baptist Church has a robust series of community service offerings, including the Project Safe Haven summer camp. Founded in East Baltimore in 1994 and operating in Northeast Baltimore communities since 2006, Project Safe Haven has been serving approximately 100 youth each summer from the community in a series of enrichment activities that promote literacy, out-of-school learning retention, recreational activities, and cultural/historical field trips. This grant provided program support for the summer camp.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
  • Loyola Early Learning Center

    Located downtown, the Loyola Early Learning Center is a preschool daycare center and early childhood education program focused on the holistic development of children–physical, emotional, cognitive, creative, social and behavioral. This grant provided funding for the first year of a new part-time social worker while the school fund raises for this new, ongoing staff position.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS)

    The Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) Collaborative was created in 2015 to bring Baltimore’s various providers of senior housing services together to remove barriers that prevent low income seniors from accessing services they need to age in place. HUBS serves residents of Baltimore City over the age of 65, who earn 80 percent or below the area median income. Social Workers based at seven HUBS sites provide application assistance to older adults to determine home improvements that will make their houses healthier and more secure. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to develop a shared database for the HUBS sites.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 18,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School

    Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School (LMCJS) was granted a charter in May 2013 from Baltimore City Public Schools, making it the first charter granted to an independent school (Roland Park Country School) in the nation. LMCJS is now undergoing growth and changes that are crucial for its long-term organizational success. The school serves 275 students at the former Chinquapin Middle School building, but is moving to a permanent location next year–the former Paquin School on Sinclair Lane. When it moves, the school will expand to serve 350 girls at full capacity. To manage the growth and transition to new space, the LMCJS board voted on a leadership structure change to help ensure the stability of the organization as it grows, putting the executive director as the organizational head of the school (the previous model had the executive director and principal as co-leaders). This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for executive coaching.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 14,650

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Mariposa Child Success Program

    Mariposa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing social emotional skills and resilience in children through authentic connection with adults. Its programs have served the Baltimore community for fifteen years, inspiring and teaching adults how to raise children in ways that build connection, resilience, and success through all communities in ways that include and understand diverse backgrounds and experiences. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic growth planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Southeast CDC

    In January 2019, Southeast CDC’s executive director of more than a decade was appointed Director of the Baltimore City Department of Planning. In late April, the board of SECDC named a new permanent executive director, an existing staff member who had been acting in an interim capacity. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for consulting services for executive transition and fund development.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service

    The University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) has operated the Neighborhood Fellows program since 2005. The program offers internship assignments for School of Social Work graduate students to add staff capacity to community development organizations working to build stronger neighborhoods in Baltimore city. This grant provided project funds.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Calvin Rodwell Elementary

    Calvin Rodwell Elementary has served grades PreK-5 in the Howard Park neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore. As part of the City’s school facilities modernization plan, in the 2018-2019 school year, Calvin Rodwell merged with Grove Park Elementary/Middle School, became a full PreK-8 school, and moved to a temporary location at the Grove Park campus, with plans to return to a new 21st Century building on its original site in January 2020. This grant provided funds for an ongoing initiative to develop Project Based Learning at the school, and for marketing and communications related to the transition back to a new 21st Century facility in 2020.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2019
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  • Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

    The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers hosts a project called the School Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative, which was designed in 2015 to assist communities where new 21st Century School facilities were/are scheduled to be built. The initiative seeks to increase community capacity to develop and implement physical development and/or neighborhood revitalization plans that leverage the investment in new schools. The foundation provided funding to launch the initiative in 2015. This second grant provides funds for staffing and evaluation work associated with the project.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Greater Baybrook Alliance

    Greater Baybrook Alliance is a community development organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst and conduit for equitable development and reinvestment in the Brooklyn and Curtis Bay neighborhoods of Baltimore City and the adjoining Brooklyn Park neighborhood of Northern Anne Arundel County. Due to geographic isolation, these neighborhoods have experienced long-term lack of investment. In 2016, in order to position the City-County community to access the State’s Baltimore Regional Neighborhoods Initiative (BRNI) grant program, the Goldseker Foundation provided funds for a community organizer to create the Greater Baybrook Vision and Action Plan. Out of that process, GBA was created, and has subsequently secured $2.8 million in BRNI awards over three grant cycles. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • ReBUILD Metro

    ReBUILD Metro is a non-profit housing developer with broad experience in repositioning real estate assets and markets in the mid-Atlantic region, particularly Baltimore City. RBM 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. This grant provided operating funds for RBM’s work in East Baltimore, particularly the Johnston Square community.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Garrett Heights Elementary Middle School

    Garrett Heights Elementary Middle School is a PreK-8 school serving 389 students in the Lauraville neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. The school leadership and community have rallied around a shared vision to transform Garrett Heights into a public Montessori school. A first summer of training for teachers began in 2016, and the school has continued to build the Montessori program up from the early grades. This grant provided funds to continue Montessori training for 30 instructional staff members and to recruit Montessori trained teachers.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 33,400

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
  • Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation

    Banner Neighborhoods is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout East and Southeast Baltimore. Banner’s mission is to promote resident-based leadership, neighborhood pride and stability, and provide direct services. Banner Neighborhoods has existed since 1982. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for Banner to create its first strategic plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO)

    GEDCO represents a partnership between more than 50 faith-based and community organizations. Its mission is to provide affordable housing, supporting services, and emergency assistance to community residents, in partnership with faith-based and community organizations. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • GreenMount School

    Since 1993, the GreenMount School (GMS) has been contributing to the educational landscape of Baltimore by providing challenging, progressive, theme-based independent education for grades kindergarten through eight. The four hallmarks of a GMS education — Theme Studies, Global and Community Awareness, Keystone Programs, and Parent Cooperative — create an educational and philosophical approach that is academically challenging, cross-cultural, service-oriented, and creative. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for strategic planning.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 19,265

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • 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 start-ups and growth organizations. In 2018, VFA placed 26 new fellows with 14 Baltimore companies. VFA focuses on cities that typically struggle to attract top talent, but have a strong commitment to revitalizing the regional economy through entrepreneurship. This grant provided $75,000 for core operating support, and another $25,000 challenge grant to be match 2:1 for expansion purposes.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Civil Justice

    Civil Justice is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 for the purpose of increasing the delivery of legal services to clients of low and moderate income while promoting a statewide network of solo, small firm, and community-based lawyers who share a common commitment to increasing access to justice. Civil Justice traditionally assists clients who are low-income but earn too much to qualify for Legal Aid. Civil Justice staff believe that predatory car financing practices targeting low-wage workers in distressed neighborhoods in Baltimore is a systemic problem, harming individuals and stymieing workforce development efforts. This grant provides funds for staffing and data collection to explore the extent of the problem and develop an appropriate response.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of multi-use trails that enhance the environment, transportation, economy, neighborhoods and people. RTC’s work is magnified in urban areas, where one mile of trail can completely redefine the livability of a community. More than just recreational amenities, trails create opportunities for active transportation and improved health and wellbeing as they connect people to jobs, schools, businesses, and their community. In Baltimore, RTC and the Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition, comprising nearly sixty local organizations and agencies, seek to create a 35-mile world-class network of urban trails that link together diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and outdoor resources.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Patterson Park Public Charter School

    Patterson Park Public Charter School opened in 2005 as a K-4 elementary school located in the building left vacant when St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School closed in Southeast Baltimore. It now occupies three buildings serving 725 students in grades PreK-8. PPPCS also serves 125 students in after-school programming focused on literacy as well as more than 150 youth during the summer. During the 2017-2018 academic year, PPPCS was awarded a 5 year charter renewal by the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, the longest possible renewal. The student retention rate is 95 percent. For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received 613 applications for approximately 50 seats. Despite the overall decline in enrollment across City Schools, Southeast Baltimore has a 1,800 seat deficit which has led to overcrowding and large class sizes in neighborhood schools. Southeast has the highest school building utilization rate in the city, with a 111 percent average utilization rate for K-8 schools. This grant provided funds for community engagement, communications, and planning for facilities and instruction as the PPPCS board and staff prepare to open a second school in Southeast.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 156,800

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Greenmount West Community Center

    Greenmount West Community Center is in its second year of operations, providing after-school and summer programming and internships for youth ages 5-18; GED and health and wellness programming for adults; and wider community events open to all. The young organization is now focused on developing a systematized approach to identifying, developing, and prioritizing donor prospects, and involving the board in the fundraising process. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to help GWCC leadership create its first resource development plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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  • Open Works

    Open Works (OW) is a nonprofit makerspace that opened in Central Baltimore in 2016 with a mission to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all to drive grassroots change through inter-related educational programs and economic development. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for a consultant to overhaul its website and better integrate its functionality with OW’s systems for membership management, class enrollment, billing, and safety credentialing.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    February 2019
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