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.

  • Invest York Road (IYR)

    Invest York Road (IYR) was created out of the York Road Partnership to address a major challenge faced along the York Road corridor: lack of control over commercial real-estate. IYR is a standalone entity that is using innovative approaches to organizing local financial capital for the purpose of purchasing and managing commercial properties in the York Road corridor. The IYR strategy empowers locals to drive change in their community by using accessible small-dollar investments to create a more healthy, safe and economically vibrant community. This grant provided operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 25000

    Date Awarded

    September 2021
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  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

    For nearly two centuries, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has been an engine for leadership in law, business, and public service in Baltimore, nationally and recently, internationally. In response to the housing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law School collaborated with the University of Maryland School of Social Work to develop the Eviction Prevention Project (EPP). This new clinic seeks to address the acute housing needs faced by many individuals and families in Baltimore City. This grant provided project support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75000

    Date Awarded

    September 2021
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  • Venture for America (VFA)

    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. This grant provided core operating support.

    Grant Awarded

    $ 75000

    Date Awarded

    September 2021
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Grants by Year