Our Grantees

The Goldseker Foundation makes grants primarily in the areas of community development, education, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. We seek opportunities to invest in the people, ideas, and institutions that promote the long-term economic and social progress of our city.

The foundation remains a directly engaged and active partner with our grantees in their efforts to revive and sustain vibrant neighborhoods, strengthen and market great schools, and expand and improve the effectiveness of their programs.

  • Kids in Need of Defense

    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. Since October 2013, over 12,000 unaccompanied minors were released to sponsors in Maryland. Without legal representation, it is nearly impossible for these children to navigate the United States’ complex immigration laws and system. In 2017, KIND lost two major sources of federal funding for its work, leaving more than 250 children with open and active cases without representation. This $20,000 grant provided funding to help fill the gap while KIND fundraises for other long-term revenue sources and restructures its support for those children.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 20,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Southeast Community Development Corporation

    The mission of Southeast CDC is to promote the healthy, dynamic and diverse communities of Southeast Baltimore. Its operating budget supports the Highlandtown Main Street program, two community schools, three Healthy Neighborhoods, a YouthWorks summer jobs program, five housing counseling positions, and program management. The SECDC manages another $2 million in funding for programs such as 100 after-school spots, emergency housing assistance, and state investment in redevelopment projects. As neighborhoods immediately south and east of Patterson Park have strengthened, the CDC has begun to move resources north and east to respond to market conditions in more distressed communities. This $100,000 grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 100,000

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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  • Pigtown Main Street

    Pigtown Main Street is a member of Baltimore Main Streets and an accredited member of National Main Streets. The organization works to enhance the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor by improving its aesthetics, promoting branded events, connecting community institutions and protecting the Pigtown identity. Pigtown Main Street has succeeded in attracting new businesses and enrolling a local convenience store in the Baltimore City Health Department’s Healthy Corner Stores program to increase access to fresh food. This grant of $17,500 provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 17,500

    Date Awarded

    September 2017
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