• The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore

    The Associated strengthens and nurtures Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. This grant supported 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

    $ 210,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • The Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America’s first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university. This grant funded the continuation of the Goldseker Scholars Program, which provides need-based scholarship awards to undergraduates from Baltimore City Public Schools.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 210,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Morgan State University

    Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. This grant supported the Goldseker Fellows Program, which provides financial assistance to graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at Morgan State University. Fellows are selected by the University.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 210,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF)

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

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Backyard Basecamp, Inc.

    The mission of Backyard Basecamp is to inspire Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) across Baltimore City to find nature where they are and empower them to explore further. Backyard Basecamp operates Bliss Meadows, an urban community farm, nature education programming hub, and accessible green space located in Northeast Baltimore. This grant provided funds for operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Baltimore’s Promise Collaborative

    Baltimore’s Promise Collaborative is a collective impact effort focused on creating a continuum of care and services for all youth across their life span in hopes of improving outcomes. The organization is focused on building a culture of shared accountability and collaboration across Baltimore City. This grant provided funds for general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Center for Urban Families (CFUF)

    The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) is a non-profit working to empower individuals and families in Baltimore, Maryland, with the skills they need for long-term personal and economic success. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds to support CFUF’s strategic planning process.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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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 fiscal agency fees for management of the Goldseker Foundation’s Neighborhood School Partnership Initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 4,900

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • GreenLight Fund

    The GreenLight Fund helps transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to identify critical needs, import innovative, entrepreneurial programs, and galvanize local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in the new city. This grant provided funds for support of GreenLight Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Hamilton Elementary/Middle School

    The student population of Hamilton Elementary/Middle school reflects the economic, linguistic, and racial diversity of the greater Hamilton community of Northeast Baltimore. This grant provided funds in support of the school’s COVID-19 response and distance learning efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Innovation Works

    Innovation Works is a social enterprise dedicated to creating business ventures in Baltimore that address unmet economic needs for residents throughout the city. Innovation Works hopes to prepare nontraditional, city-based entrepreneurs to successfully lead these businesses and create livable-wage employment through these ventures. The goal of Innovation Works is to help launch and grow 250 social enterprises in 10 years that will employ 5,000 Baltimore residents and attract $100M in capital to Baltimore’s under-resourced neighborhoods. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Le Mondo

    Le Mondo is an artist-owned-and-driven project creating a multi-use community hub and experimental performance complex in downtown Baltimore. Located on the westside of downtown within the Bromo Arts District, Le Mondo has been instrumental in helping to transform the landscape of its neighborhood. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

    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

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Loyola University Maryland

    This grant provided support for Loyola’s York Road Initiative (YRI), a place-based community development strategy
    geographically focused in the Greater Govans/York Road corridor communities of north Baltimore City. The YRI partners with community constituencies, including neighborhood residents and associations; faith-based, civic, and business organizations; and public and private leaders.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Southwest Partnership, Inc.

    The Southwest Partnership is seven neighborhoods and six institutions working together to build an vibrant community in Southwest Baltimore. Residents, business owners, workers, visitors, church members, and partners in the neighborhoods of Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square, work to build consensus around community development priorities to create a cohesive community of choice where diversity is recognized as strength. This grant provided support for consulting services to assist with the transition to a new Executive Director in 2021.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

    In launching the new Focused Deterrence program, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) seeks to address a critical gap in the city’s support and outreach ecosystem for high-risk individuals ages 25 and above who account for an overwhelming share of gun violence victims. This grant provided external technical support for the effective implementation of the focused deterrence crime reduction strategy.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Thread

    Thread is focused on engaging the most at-risk high school students by weaving together a network of volunteers who customize support to meet individual student needs over the course of a decade. 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. More than 80 percent of Thread’s alumni have completed a post-high school academic or training program within their ten years in Thread. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • 1,000 Friends of Pikesville, Inc.

    1000 Friends of Pikesville has been dedicated to seeing that a new bold creative revitalization plan for Pikesville is created. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    November 2020
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  • Child First Authority

    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 four additional schools. All together, the work of Child First Authority impacts over 4,000 students across Baltimore. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for program impact evaluation.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • The 6th 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 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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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. This grant provided funds to support BUILD’s community organizing in West Baltimore, which the Foundation has supported since 2015.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI)

    Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI) is a nonprofit community based organization that works to foster an environment where residents, business owners, and stakeholders feel confident to invest their time, energy, and money. BENI is a Healthy Neighborhoods and Baltimore Main Streets partner organization, as well as a HUD certified comprehensive housing counseling agency. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 80,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Bikemore, Inc.

    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. In April of 2019, Bikemore was named “Advocacy Organization of the Year” by the League of American Bicyclists. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Brown Memorial Tutoring Program

    Each year approximately 75 to 80 students from four Baltimore City Public Schools participate in the Brown Memorial Tutoring Program and receive 75 minutes of one-on-one instruction in reading. The program’s goal is to help students improve their reading and writing skills and to awaken in them a love of reading. This Management Assistance Grant provided funds for race equity training for the staff, board, and volunteers.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 3,431

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP)

    The Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) 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. A new major focus for CBP is the planned redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 120,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Central Maryland Transportation Alliance (CMTA)

    The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance (CMTA) was formed in 2007 as a diverse coalition of corporate and civic leaders uniting business, philanthropic, and institutional sectors around a common agenda: improving and expanding transportation options for the citizens and businesses of Central Maryland. The vision of CMTA 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. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI)

    The mission of Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) is to strengthen neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development, and supporting aging-in-community. CHAI provides housing services and works to strengthen schools in Northwest Baltimore through community engagement. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 70,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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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. This grant provided additional 2020 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

    Healthy Neighborhood, Inc. (HNI) develops 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 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 70,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Jubilee Baltimore, Inc.

    Jubilee Baltimore administers the Healthy Neighborhoods program in Madison Park, Mount Vernon, Seton Hill, Charles North, and Greenmount West, and serves as the housing and development partner to the Central Baltimore Partnership. In the latter role, Jubilee co-chairs and staffs the Residential Development and Marketing Task Force and coordinates the Partnership’s grant application for the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative. Jubilee’s latest large scale project is the redevelopment of the former O’Dell’s building at 21 E. North Avenue. Jubilee is also working with the People’s Homesteading Group to rehab nine long-vacant rowhouses on E. 22nd Street in Barclay, and works with the New Greenmount West Community Association to help long-term homeowners of low- and moderate-income accomplish home improvements, particularly façade upgrades and weatherization projects. This work has also expanded into the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Leveling the Playing Field, Inc.

    Leveling the Playing Field gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation. It does this through the collection of used/excess sports equipment from schools, manufacturers, individual families, and others. After being inventoried and sorted at the LPF warehouse, the equipment is then redistributed to schools, sports leagues, or other organizations serving low-income communities. At the Baltimore Collaborative Warehouse, LPF shares space and resources with four other donation/volunteer driven nonprofits. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • No Boundaries Coalition

    The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident led advocacy organization building a unified and empowered Central West Baltimore across the boundaries of race, class and neighborhoods. Since 2008, the Coalition has brought together residents from Sandtown, Druid Heights, Upton, Madison Park, Penn North, Reservoir Hill, and Bolton Hill to overcome issues that have maintained racial and economic segregation for decades. Currently, the Coalition focuses its organizing on issues related to safer streets, police accountability, more opportunities for young people, increasing voter turnout, and more healthy foods in Central West Baltimore. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 60,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Patterson Park Audubon Center (PPAC)

    The Patterson Park Audubon Center’s (PPAC) work in Southeast Baltimore continues to improve 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 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: Emergency Relief for Immigrant Families

    Immigrant families in Baltimore City have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. In addition, with the need for social distancing and related economic impacts, many of these families are out of work, without a source of income. Due to the lack of income sources, many of these families are at risk for experiencing homelessness and hunger. To meet the immediate needs of these families during the pandemic, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) established the Emergency Relief for Immigrant Families under the Baltimore Immigrant Community Fund (BICF). The foundation provided funds to support this initiative, which seeks to raise funds to help provide economic stability for Baltimore City immigrant families and individuals who cannot work and have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2020
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  • Springboard Collaborative

    For nearly a decade, Springboard Collaborative has coached teachers and parents to set goals together, practice evidence-based reading strategies, measure progress, and celebrate success. Springboard Collaborative was preparing to launch after-school programming at 23 Baltimore City public schools when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The organization quickly pivoted to provide digital resources for families and training for teachers to engage with families virtually. This grant provided funds to enable Springboard Collaborative to offer virtual summer learning to 1,000 students across 14 schools in Baltimore City.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 9,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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  • 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 2020
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  • 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 2020
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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. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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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. Govans is currently in a swing space while their new 21st Century School building is being constructed. 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 2020
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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 the College Transfer Office at BHSEC Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 35,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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  • Baltimore City Public School – Calvin Rodwell Elementary/Middle

    As part of the City’s school facilities modernization plan, in the 2018-2019 school year, Calvin Rodwell Elementary School merged with Grove Park Elementary/Middle School, became a full PreK-8 school, and moved to a temporary location at the Grove Park campus. In its first year of the move, the now Calvin Rodwell Elementary/Middle School surpassed all enrollment expectations. Then, in January 2020, the school returned to its original and new building – retaining its students in the move and now anticipating even greater enrollment in the Fall. Then, COVID-19 hit. After only two months in the new building with over 700 students, schools were closed. Calvin Rodwell’s dedicated staff have been working tirelessly to support students and families through the pandemic, and are now turning their focus to the school year ahead. This grant provided funds to solidify the transition and support the community’s “return to school” in the 2020-2021 school year.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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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

    June 2020
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  • Loyola Early Learning Center

    The Loyola Early Learning Center is the third school founded by the Maryland Province Jesuits in Baltimore City. The Early Learning Center provides 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 to support the salary of a school social worker.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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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 2020
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  • Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST)

    Founded in 2007, Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) is one of fifty statewide, after-school networks supported by the C.S. Mott Foundation with the mission of informing policies, developing partnerships, and shaping practices that will sustain and increase the quality of local after-school programs for students. MOST also provides
    networking, resource sharing, and capacity building opportunities for OST and Community School practitioners and advocates. This grant provided funds to support implementation, capacity building, and partnership development of Community Schools in Baltimore City through MOST’s Maryland Coalition for Community Schools (MD4CS) initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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  • Baltimore Civic Fund: Baltimore Health Corps Initiative

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Baltimore launched the Baltimore Health Corps, an innovative pilot program aimed at equitably addressing the city’s public health and employment challenges. The Baltimore Health Corps will recruit, train, and employ more than 300 residents who are currently jobless due to the pandemic. Health Corps staff will be deployed to address critical COVID-19 needs in Baltimore’s most vulnerable communities, performing three key functions: public health education outreach, contact tracing, and care coordination and social support. This grant provided support for the start-up and ongoing operation of the Baltimore Health Corps.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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  • Baltimore Racial Justice Action

    Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) was formed in 2003 as an all-volunteer organization, providing a place for
    individuals who were committed to racial justice and actively engaged in anti-racism work to come together. By 2015 BRJA added to its activities racial equity consultation with organizations and institutions who were seeking to become more racially diverse and to understand how to move toward racial justice in their mission, programs, and culture. Since then BRJA has worked with a wide range of non-profit organizations, mostly in the Baltimore-Washington area. This grant provided funds for a financial management consultant to support BRJA’s growth in offering more racial justice education to the general public as well as exploration of new partnership opportunities.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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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 grant provided funds to support Open Works in moving all of its educational programming online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2020
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  • Center for Urban Families

    The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) is a non-profit working to empower individuals and families in Baltimore, Maryland, with the skills they need for long-term personal and economic success. This grant provided funds to support care packages for CFUF members as they coped with COVID-19.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • CASH Campaign of Maryland

    The CASH Campaign of Maryland promotes economic advancement for low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Baltimore and across Maryland. CASH accomplishes its mission through operating a portfolio of direct service programs, building organizational and field capacity, and leading policy and advocacy initiatives to strengthen family economic stability.This grant provided support for CASH Campaign’s efforts to provide assistance with tax preparation, financial coaching, and assistance with accessing public benefits for low-income Baltimore residents.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital

    Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is dedicated to maximizing the health and independence of the children it serves. During the pandemic, Mt. Washington Hospital has served as a feeding site for families in the Pimlico and Park Heights communities. This grant provided funds to support their food distribution efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland quickly expanded its meal volume from 25,000 meals weekly to over 75,000 meals a week, delivered to homebound seniors and other vulnerable populations who are without access to food. This grant provided support for Meals on Wheels’ expanded food delivery efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • 4MyCity

    With a focus on healthy food and fresh produce, 4MyCity runs a food rescue operation that partners with businesses to collect and distribute their potential food waste. During the pandemic, 4MyCity has partnered with organizations across Baltimore to distribute over 2,500 pounds of food seven days per week. This grant provided support for 4MyCity’s expanded food distribution efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Meraki Community Uplift

    Meraki Community Uplift serves as a catalyst for communities to empower themselves and each other through programming, community organizing, and encouraging economic sustainability. The organization bridges core life skills, as well as progressive ideals and initiatives to transform neighborhoods beginning with the Oliver community of East Baltimore. This grant provided support for the community farm in Oliver, which provides free fresh produce to its residents.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • First Mount Calvary Baptist Church

    Mount Calvary Baptist Church is located in the heart of Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore. During the pandemic, the Church has been active in supporting its community’s basic needs. This grant provided support for the Church’s food distribution efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 6,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Brioxy/Fusion Partnerships

    Brioxy/Fusion Partnerships is cultivating a model of development that supports innovators of color to become the driving force of change in their neighborhoods. This intentional community approach brings critical resources to neighborhoods and helps to reduce food deserts across the city. This grant supported the efforts to distribute fresh food to the Penn North/Reservoir Hill community through the Countered: Fresh Produce Market.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • The MK Foundation

    The MK Foundation is the non-profit started by Mera Kitchen Collective, a worker cooperative focused on the empowerment of Baltimore’s refugees and immigrants through food entrepreneurship. This grant provided funds for the preparation and delivery of free community meals during the pandemic.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Associated Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities serves and supports children and families in crisis, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, neighbors in the immigrant community and older Marylanders. This grant provided funds to support Catholic Charities’ feeding sites around Baltimore City during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Franciscan Center of Baltimore

    The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged. This grant provided operating support of the Franciscan Center’s efforts to distribute emergency food in Central Baltimore in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • HARBEL Community Organization

    HARBEL Community Organization is a multipurpose organization that provides support to residents of Northeast Baltimore through service, advocacy, and empowerment. This grant provided funds for HARBEL’s food distribution site.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Improving Education

    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. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Improving Education began preparing “Learning in a Box” kits of essential materials to support grade Pk-2nd students in at-home learning. This grant provided funds to support the Learning in a Box initiative.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Living Classrooms Foundation

    Living Classrooms inspires children, youth, and adults to achieve their potential through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming. Safe Streets is a public health and safety campaign to reduce shootings in several Baltimore communities, where homicide is one of the greatest risk factors for teenagers and young adults. Living Classrooms operates two Safe Streets sites in the McElderry Park and Belair-Edison neighborhoods of East Baltimore. This grant provided funds to support the Safe Streets Program, which due to COVID-19, in addition to continuing to work on violence reduction, is now addressing the need for distribution of food, essentials, social distancing guidelines, and job opportunities to high-risk individuals

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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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. The foundation has supported BUILD’s community organizing in West Baltimore since 2015. BUILD’s Turnaround Tuesday program trains its participants to act on issues as leaders in their communities and in their workplaces. Through strategic partnerships with employers throughout the Baltimore region, Turnaround Tuesday has put over 600 Baltimore citizens to work in living wage jobs. Amidst the current pandemic, Turnaround Tuesday’s efforts have focused on providing case management services, food and emergency funding support and preparation for employment opportunities to over 500 families. This grant provided funds to support Turnaround Tuesday’s COVID-19 response efforts.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Maryland Food Bank

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Maryland Food Bank already faced a hunger crisis in Baltimore City. Year-round, there are more than 309,000 individuals in the city suffering from food insecurity. During the pandemic, the Food Bank has seen its need skyrocket, as community partners moved quickly to more than double their normal distribution volume in order to serve food insecure Baltimore City residents affected by the current crisis. This grant provided funds to support the Maryland Food Bank’s COVID-19 Food Access Response Plan.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Creative Alliance

    Creative Alliance’s 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. It is this community-building work in the most racially, ethnically, and economically diverse area of the city that the Goldseker Foundation has supported for more than a decade. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative Alliance has provided online programming activities designed to uplift, educate, and engage diverse populations in its community, including underserved immigrants, refugees, students, and their families. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 40,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Digital Equity Initiative for Baltimore

    The Digital Equity Initiative is led by the Digital Equity Coalition (DEC), a collaboration of 49 nonprofit organizations across Baltimore City, formed out of a desire to help increase access to computers, internet, and tech support in historically-marginalized communities. This grant provided funds to support the creation of mesh (Wi-Fi) networks in four neighborhoods that currently include large populations of residents without internet access.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Fishes & Loaves Pantry

    The Fishes & Loaves Pantry, located in Southwest Baltimore, primarily serves low-income families and individuals from Baltimore City and the surrounding Maryland counties. During the pandemic, as need for food has grown, Fishes & Loaves is serving 100-150 individuals daily. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Southeast CDC

    The Southeast CDC (SECDC) is dedicated to growing and supporting a thriving, socioeconomically and racially diverse Southeast Baltimore where residents share in the success and improvement of their communities. In addition to its community revitalization work, the SECDC offers financial counseling, first time homeownership counseling, and foreclosure prevention counseling, and is the lead agency for three Community Schools. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SECDC has been focused on supporting its most vulnerable residents. This grant provided support for SECDC’s emergency assistance program for immigrant families.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 5,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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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. The immigrant survivors of gender based violence that Tahirih serves are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic because they lack healthcare, work low-wage hourly jobs, have no paid sick leave, and are ineligible for public benefits. With few agencies specializing in service to immigrant survivors, Tahirih staff are setting up emergency funds, increasing safety planning, educating clients in their native language, coordinating tele-mental health sessions, and responding to other requests expeditiously. This grant provided operating support for Tahirih’s Baltimore office.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    May 2020
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  • Citywide Youth Development

    Citywide Youth Development uses manufacturing and entrepreneurship to elevate a new economic framework for youth and young adults in Baltimore that builds upon traditional approaches and incorporates key strategies that result in doing business in a more intentional and ultimately more effective way. This grant provided funds for Citywide Youth Development’s efforts to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local first responders and medical personnel.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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  • Associated Black Charities

    Associated Black Charities (ABC) works across Maryland as an educator, advocate and supporter to eliminate race-based structural barriers and advance long-term solutions that create new opportunities for African Americans to thrive financially and build a stronger economy for all. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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  • ShareBaby, Inc.

    ShareBaby, Inc. 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. Diapers and baby gear are not allocated through federal or state assistance programs. This grant provided core operating support to enable ShareBaby to respond to increased demand due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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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. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Baltimore Corps is serving as the local lead on a new Health Care Corps to staff emergency facilities, expand contact tracing efforts, and perform outreach to vulnerable communities. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 125,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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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 core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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  • Impact Hub Baltimore

    Impact Hub Baltimore is a co-working space, community center and innovation lab for social impact designed to enable organizations, entrepreneurs, community members, and partners to connect and collaborate in 8,600 square feet of flexible space. Through programming, support services, and community building, Impact Hub Baltimore connects change makers to the people, resources, and ideas they need to make a tangible impact in Baltimore and beyond. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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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 support for the Fund’s school-related feeding efforts in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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  • Samaritan Community

    Samaritan Community provides assistance to meet the needs of families and individuals who are in crisis and wish to improve their lives. Samaritan’s services include a food pantry, clothing & household goods “shop”, individual & group counseling, case management, emergency financial assistance, and enrichment programs. This grant provided funds to support Samaritan Community’s efforts to provide food delivery, and case management services from program staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 15,000

    Date Awarded

    April 2020
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  • Baltimore Community Lending

    Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) is in its 32nd year serving Baltimore through providing capital to finance critical housing projects, supporting developers working in some of the most challenged neighborhoods in Baltimore, and providing access to capital to underserved populations. Recently, BCL created Baltimore Business Lending, LLC, a small business loan program designed to break down barriers for credit to small businesses, particularly minority and women-owned firms. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 36,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

    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, by providing direct legal representation or recruiting and training pro-bono legal assistance. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

    The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations is one of the largest and most successful nonprofit associations in the United States, providing its members with education and training, legal advice, technical assistance, consulting services, and cooperative buying programs. This grant provided funds for a capacity-building nonprofit cohort in Baltimore City.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Neighborhood Design Center

    The Neighborhood Design Center facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. NDC provides collaborative community design that gives under-represented communities assistance in leveraging development dollars in their communities. This grant provided general operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 30,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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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. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Maryland Philanthropy Network

    Maryland Philanthropy Network (MPN) is a membership association striving to add value and capacity for its members, a network connecting a growing community of donors across Maryland, and a partner with nonprofits and community leaders working to advance the impact of the social sector as a whole. This grant provided support for a consultancy project to yield a landscape analysis of the fiscal sponsorship ecosystem in Baltimore.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 14,300

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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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. VFA focuses on cities that typically struggle to attract top talent, but have a strong commitment to revitalizing the regional economy through entrepreneurship. In 2019, VFA placed 20 new fellows with Baltimore companies. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • CASA de Maryland, Inc.

    CASA de Maryland is recognized as the premier Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region and a strong national leader in innovations for immigrant-focused services. CASA aims to provide leadership training and civic engagement opportunities that enable community members to advocate for themselves and to directly engage with the decision makers and institutions that exercise influence over their lives. In the Spring of 2020, CASA de Maryland will open its new Regional Education and Employment Center in Southeast Baltimore. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • City Neighbors Foundation

    The City Neighbors Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports the three City Neighbors public charter schools in Northeast Baltimore and works to improve public education in Baltimore and beyond. This grant provided funds for the hiring of an equity consultant.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 13,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Enoch Pratt Free Library

    The mission of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.” The organization serves the residents of Baltimore with locations throughout the city, and the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. This grant provides funds for efforts focused on assisting residents in Baltimore City with completing the 2020 U.S. Census.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 10,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Green School of Baltimore

    The Green School of Baltimore is a charter school located in the Belair Edison neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. The Green School serves 162 students from across Baltimore City in grades K-5. Operated by Experiential Environmental Education, the Green School focuses on creating an educational community that promotes active and engaged learning in the natural environment. This grant provided funds for engaging with consultants for equity work.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 13,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • ReBUILD Metro, Inc.

    ReBUILD Metro (RBM) is a nonprofit 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

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Baltimore City Teaching Residency

    Baltimore City Teaching Residency (BCTR), one of TNTP’s teacher preparation programs, has trained more than 2,500 teachers to teach in high-need subject areas and schools in Baltimore City since 2002. In 2019, TNTP launched the Black Excellence Cohort, which is aimed at improving the retention of black teachers through providing need-based monetary stipends, professional development, and mentoring. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a dynamic, public research university integrating teaching, research, and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. Since 2014, UMBC has been engaged with a number of Baltimore City public schools in an effort to support enhanced math learning. The UMBC Math Project represents an effort on the part of the University to contribute to improving educational outcomes in Baltimore City. Across the participating schools, achievement has increased steadily each year. This grant provided funds to support UMBC’s Summer Math Program at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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  • Urban Teachers Baltimore

    The mission of Urban Teachers is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity. Since Urban Teachers launched in Baltimore in 2010, the program has welcomed over 450 residents committed to serving students in Baltimore City Schools. In 2019, Urban Teachers announced its Black Educators Initiative, which is focused on deepening the pipeline of black educators. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    March 2020
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