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.

  • Archdiocese of Baltimore

    The Cardinal Keeler Regional Community School will be a $23.5 million project in West Baltimore–the first new Catholic school to be built in Baltimore City in 57 years. The school will be located at Lexington Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, across from the University of Maryland Baltimore, adjacent to the University of Maryland BioPark. While the new school will draw students from all over Baltimore, the school’s immediate catchment area will include the Poppleton, Lexington Terrace, and Hollins Market communities where median household incomes are below $19,000. This grant provided funds for planning, fundraising, and neighborhood outreach costs.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    In a first-of-its kind project in Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation will help the City of Baltimore develop an Environmental Impact Bond to fund green infrastructure projects throughout the city. Individual projects will involve planting trees, plants, and other forms of vegetation to absorb rainwater and associated storm water runoff to divert pollution from streams and waterways that eventually reach the Chesapeake Bay. This grant provided funds for the upfront planning and evaluation costs associated with assembling the Environmental Impact Bond.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 50,000

    Date Awarded

    June 2018
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  • Bethel Outreach Center, Inc.

    During much of the 20th Century, the Historic Upton Neighborhoods were known as a wellspring of African American culture, achievement, and activism. Bethel AME Church acquired 1429 McCulloh Street in 1988 as a space to provide resources for the Upton community. The building was used as a community center until its closure in 2010. Bethel Outreach Center, which now owns the building, has been working towards bringing this resource back online, and has raised almost a third of the funds needed to fully renovate the building. Potential capital funders and service providers have expressed interest in the project once it is further along in its planning for tenant occupancy and programmatic offerings. This grant provided funds for staffing the project and fundraising to help move this effort from a planning stage to execution.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 49,900

    Date Awarded

    June 2018