• 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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