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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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