Pratt Library Family Literacy Outreach Specialist Julia White (left) and library associate Tyliah McDonald (right) pauses while packing a Books for Me kit at the Walbrook Junction Branch. These take-home kits of 5 new books for children ages 0 - 5 help foster parent-child reading time. BCF recently awarded a $40,000 grant from our COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund to expand the Pratt’s resources for remote learning through the distribution of hotspots and devices via library branches across the city.

COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Response Grants

BCF’s response to the COVID-19 crisis began in mid-March with a series of emergency grants for distribution of food and essential supplies. Simultaneously, the foundation launched the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund, mobilizing $2.2 million – and counting – to address the far-reaching immediate, intermediate and long-term effects of the pandemic. In the first phase of our response, from March – May, BCF awarded more than $912,000 to 88 organizations meeting a wide range of urgent needs – from food assistance and remote learning support to mental health counseling and domestic violence intervention, among many others. In July, we decided to focus the remainder of our COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund on educational equity and mitigating the effects of the public health crisis on the region’s most vulnerable students. Since then, BCF has awarded more than $1 million to community-based organizations providing remote learning technology, hands-on enrichment kits, small group tutoring, subsidized daycare, and emergency assistance to ensure stable learning environments.
Grantee
Grant Amount
Arts Every Day
$ 10,500.00
Arts Every Day
$ 25,000.00
Associated Jewish Community Federation Of Baltimore
$ 10,000.00
Baltimore Children's Museum
$ 5,000.00
Baltimore Health Corps (Baltimore Civic Fund)
$ 25,000.00
Director of Broadband & Digital Equity (Baltimore Civic Fund)
$ 25,000.00
Baltimore College Town Network
$ 5,000.00
Baltimore Community Lending
$ 18,000.00
Baltimore Community Toolbank
$ 5,000.00
Baltimore Crisis Response
$ 5,167.00
Baltimore Hunger Project
$ 40,000.00
Baltimore Medical System
$ 5,000.00
Baltimore Neighbors Network
$ 5,000.00
Baltimore Outreach Services
$ 8,820.00
Baltimore Safe Haven
$ 15,000.00
Baltimore Youth Arts
$ 15,500.00
BellXcel
$ 45,000.00
Black Yield Institute
$ 5,000.00
Bmore Empowered
$ 30,000.00
Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation
$ 42,246.00
Broken Wall Community Church
$ 5,000.00
Building Science Technology and Education Partnerships
$ 8,000.00
Cash Campaign of Maryland
$ 20,000.00
Child First Authority
$ 15,000.00
Churches for Streets of Hope
$ 5,000.00
City Neighbors Charter Schools
$ 22,000.00
Citywide Youth Development
$ 5,000.00
Civic Works
$ 10,000.00
Comite Latino of Baltimore
$ 10,000.00
Community Assistance Network
$ 50,000.00
Community Crisis Center
$ 5,000.00
Cool Kids Campaign Foundation
$ 6,000.00
Corner Team
$ 10,000.00
Creative Nomads
$ 7,250.00
Dent Education
$ 5,000.00
Elev8 Baltimore
$ 5,000.00
Elev8 Baltimore
$ 116,618.00
Elev8 Baltimore
$ 15,000.00
Enoch Pratt Free Library
$ 40,000.00
Episcopal Housing Corporation
$ 15,000.00
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
$ 20,000.00
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
$ 73,945.00
Family Recovery Program
$ 10,000.00
Farm Alliance of Baltimore
$ 37,000.00
Friends of Patterson Park
$ 6,000.00
Fund for Educational Excellence
$ 50,000.00
Greater Baybrook Alliance
$ 10,000.00
Greater Baybrook Alliance
$ 15,000.00
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
$ 15,000.00
Greenmount West Community Center
$ 50,000.00
Hampden Family Center
$ 10,000.00
Health Care for the Homeless
$ 25,000.00
Heartsmiles
$ 10,000.00
Homeless Persons Representation Project
$ 500.00
House of Ruth Maryland
$ 10,000.00
I Am Mentality
$ 10,000.00
Immigration Outreach Service Center
$ 3,000.00
Immigration Outreach Service Center
$ 13,382.00
Impact Hub Baltimore
$ 5,000.00
Improving Education
$ 15,000.00
Improving Education
$ 183,750.00
Intercultural Counseling Connection
$ 11,000.00
International Rescue Committee
$ 5,000.00
Intersection of Change
$ 9,100.00
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
$ 4,973.40
KIND
$ 5,000.00
Latino Economic Development Corporation of Washington, D.C.
$ 25,000.00
Learn-N-Play
$ 10,000.00
Leveling the Playing Field
$ 5,000.00
Little Flowers Early Childhood Development
$ 18,000.00
Mariposa Child Success Programs
$ 10,000.00
Maryland Book Bank
$ 5,000.00
Maryland Family Network
$ 20,000.00
Maryland New Directions
$ 10,000.00
Maryland Philanthropy Network
$ 170,000.00
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
$ 10,000.00
MDRC
$ 25,000.00
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
$ 15,000.00
Meraki Community Uplift
$ 5,000.00
Morning Star Baptist Church of Baltimore County
$ 50,000.00
My Life Foundation
$ 2,500.00
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
$ 15,000.00
Next One Up Foundation
$ 15,000.00
Northwest Hospital Center
$ 10,000.00
NPower
$ 15,000.00
Operation Pathways
$ 3,180.00
Orita's Cross Freedom School
$ 15,000.00
Parks & People Foundation
$ 25,000.00
Pathfinders
$ 10,000.00
Patterson Park Public Charter School
$ 3,000.00
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
$ 15,000.00
Pressley Ridge Foundation
$ 5,750.00
Pressley Ridge Foundation
$ 15,000.00
Pro Bono Counseling Project
$ 10,000.00
Pro Bono Counseling Project
$ 25,000.00
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
$ 4,781.00
Project Pneuma Inc.
$ 10,000.00
Project Restore Foundation
$ 10,000.00
Reading Partners Baltimore
$ 15,000.00
Roberta's House
$ 15,000.00
Soccer Without Borders
$ 10,000.00
Southeast Community Development Corporation
$ 37,867.00
Southeast Community Development Corporation
$ 15,000.00
Southwest Baltimore Charter School
$ 25,000.00
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
$ 15,000.00
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
$ 5,000.00
Student Support Network
$ 40,000.00
Student Support Network
$ 15,000.00
Tahirih Justice Center, Baltimore
$ 15,000.00
The Arc Baltimore
$ 10,000.00
The Family Tree
$ 10,000.00
The Family Tree
$ 25,000.00
The Maryland SPCA
$ 5,000.00
The Movement Team
$ 40,000.00
The Movement Team
$ 51,000.00
The Movement Team
$ 10,000.00
The Village Inc.
$ 2,500.00
TurnAround
$ 20,000.00
UMBC Foundation
$ 5,500.00
United Workers Association
$ 5,000.00
Unity Properties
$ 30,000.00
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation
$ 15,000.00
Urban Teachers
$ 20,000.00
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
$ 1,510.00
Wide Angle Youth Media
$ 4,875.00
William S. Baer School Partnership Board
$ 5,000.00
Writers in Baltimore Schools
$ 22,000.00
YMCA of Central Maryland
$ 50,000.00
Youth of the Diaspora
$ 30,000.00

Emergency Food & Supplies Distribution

East Baltimore

Meraki Community Uplift – $5,000 to sustain Oliver Community Farm distributions to families and seniors

Patterson Park Public Charter School – $3,000 to operate twice-weekly food pantry for students and families, and to expand mental health support services

The Village – $500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to seniors in the Collington Square, Clifton and Oliver communities

North Baltimore

Hampden Family Center – $10,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to families and homeless individuals in Hampden, Medfield, Remington and Woodberry communities 

St. Mary’s Outreach Center – $500 to support emergency food and essential supplies distribution to seniors in the Hampden, Remington, Medfield, Woodberry, Hoes Heights and Wyman Park communities

Northwest Baltimore

Langston Hughes Community, Business and Resource Center – $2,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in the Park Heights community

Lazarus Rite – $500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to seniors in Northwest Baltimore

South Baltimore

Black Yield Institute – $5,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in the Cherry Hill neighborhood

Cherry Hill Tenant Council – $1,000 for emergency food distribution in the Cherry Hill neighborhood

Youth Ambassadors/Angela Y. Davis Academy – $500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution

Southwest Baltimore

Baltimore Brothers – $1,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in Southwest Baltimore

New Beginnings Barbershop – $1,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in Southwest Baltimore

West Baltimore

Druid Heights CDC – $1,500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to families in transitional housing

Let’s Thrive Baltimore – $500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in the Sandtown and Poplar Heights communities

The Broken Wall Community Church – $5,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution in West and Southwest Baltimore

William S. Baer School – $5,000 to operate weekly food pantry for students and families

Baltimore County 

Churches for Streets of Hope – $5,000 to provide emergency food and essential supplies to homeless individuals in Baltimore County

Community Assistance Network (CAN) – $5,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to Baltimore County shelters and pantries

Community Crisis Center – $5,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to families in Baltimore County

Student Support Network – $40,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution at 8 schools in Baltimore County

Multiple Locations

Baltimore Hunger Project – $40,000 to distribute 2,300 emergency food boxes each week at 14 schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

CLLCTIVLY – $1,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution

Elev8 – $5,000 for emergency grocery deliveries to families in Sandtown, Cherry Hill, Walbrook Junction, Pigtown and Greater East Baltimore as they identify long-term food solutions and meet other social service needs

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center – $5,000 for emergency food, essential supplies and referrals to other basic needs resources for low-income children and families 

Maryland Family Network – $20,000 for emergency assistance at 7 Family Support Centers across the Baltimore region, including diapers, formula, transportation to feeding sites and technology support for distance learning 

Maryland SPCA – $5,000 for emergency pet food distribution  

ShareBaby – $3,000 for emergency diaper and wipes distribution

The Movement Team – $40,000 to distribute emergency food boxes at 16 sites across Baltimore City

United Workers – $5,000 to provide food and essential supplies distribution, as well as unemployment benefits counseling and remote wellness checks to low-income workers across Baltimore City

Vulnerable Populations – Homeless

Heart’s Place Services – $500 to support distribution of weekend backpacks with food and essential supplies to homeless children and their families

Homeless Persons Representation Project – $500 to support hotline providing SNAP benefits counseling, remote legal representation for those denied benefits and referrals to food assistance for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness 

Vulnerable Populations – Seniors

Civic Works – $10,000 for emergency, contact-free food and essential supplies delivery to seniors

Episcopal Housing Corporation – $15,000 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution to seniors in low-income apartment complexes in Baltimore County

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – $15,000 for emergency food and supplies deliveries to homebound seniors and the chronically ill 

WBC Community Development Corporation – $1,500 for emergency food and essential supplies care packages to seniors at Wayland Village Senior Apartments in Forest Park


Vulnerable Populations – Non-English-Speaking, Immigrants & Refugees

Immigration Outreach Service Center – $3,000 for grocery store gift cards and public transit tokens to immigrant families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

International Rescue Committee – $5,000 to help non-English speaking clients access food and essential supplies from local pantries and apply for SNAP, WIC, unemployment insurance and other critical forms of support 

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense) – $5,000 for a social service coordinator to address increased requests for emergency food and essential supplies, medical support and transportation needs by unaccompanied immigrant children

My Life Foundation – $2,500 for emergency food and essential supplies distribution and dissemination of translated health materials to Asian American communities

Credible Information Distribution

Vulnerable Populations – College Students

Collegetown Network – $5,000 to convene representatives from 13 local colleges and health department officials to create a joint public information campaign and ensure all students have consistent information and resources 

Vulnerable Populations – Disabled

Pathfinders – $10,000 to create an information center, remote resource fair and online workshops for people and families living with autism spectrum disorder 

Vulnerable Populations – Homeless

Healthcare for the Homeless – $25,000 to establish a phone hotline supporting universal screening procedures at Baltimore’s four homeless shelters and support medical providers and community health workers as they assess suspected positive screens and trigger transport to partner hospitals for testing and isolation

Vulnerable Populations – Spanish-Speaking, Immigrants & Refugees

Esperanza Center – $33,700 to establish Spanish-language telemedicine hotline for Baltimore City and Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties

Education & Youth Programs

Enrichment Activities

Arts Every Day – $10,500 to provide art activity books and art supplies that connect to Baltimore’s arts and culture organizations and provide enriching remote learning experiences over the summer

$25,000 to provide Baltimore City Arts Engage Kits for students unable to purchase their own supplies 

Baltimore Outreach Services – $8,820 to provide full-day academic instruction and enrichment activities to children ages 5 – 17 living in an emergency shelter

Baltimore Youth Arts – $15,500 to support creative job training and entrepreneurship apprentice program, engaging 24 young people in game design, illustration and publications design, as well as resumé writing, interview and other related job readiness workshops 

Corner Team – $10,000 to provide homework assistance, physical activities and leadership training in an afterschool program for children in grades 6 – 12

Leveling the Playing Field – $5,000 to provide 250 sports kits to Baltimore City public school students 

Educational Equity &
Remote Learning Support

Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition – $20,000 to hire a Digital Equity Coalition Manager to coordinate programming and fundraising across multiple organizations

City Neighbors Charter School – $22,000 to operate an in-person learning center for 8 – 12 high-need students 

Community Assistance Network – $50,000 to operate in-person learning centers for low-to-moderate income children in Baltimore County

Cool Kids Campaign – $6,000 to expand online tutoring for special needs clients who would normally receive school-based support, and to provide laptops and hotspots to clients as needed

Elev8 – $116,618 to support 200 at-risk students with small-group tutoring and home visits

Enoch Pratt Free Library – $40,000 to provide additional hotspots and tablets for loan to families in Baltimore City

Family Crisis Center – $73,945 to fund an academic support specialist and devices for children in the Emergency Safe Shelter and Transitional Housing program

Greenmount West Community Center – $50,000 to support staff, technology, supplies, transportation and basic needs for children and families

Immigration Outreach Service Center – $13,382 to support staffing, tutoring supplies and materials, grocery store gift cards and rental assistance to ensure stability for children and families

Improving Education – $198,750 to provide distance learning kits for 2,500+ children in Pre-K – Grade 2 in Baltimore City

Jubilee Arts – $9,100 to provide a self-care program for parents, students, and teachers at their West Baltimore location and nearby schools in Sandtown Winchester: New Song Academy and Achievement Academy

Learn-N-Play – $10,000 to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, no-touch thermometers and other COVID-19 safety supplies for a community-based child care center in Baltimore County 

Little Flowers Early Childhood & Development Center – $18,000 to sustain daycare services for frontline workers in Druid Heights, Greenmount East, Penn North, Pimlico/Arlington, Sandtown-Winchester, South Baltimore and Upton and to develop distance-learning materials for children of non-essential workers to continue social and developmental growth

Maryland Book Bank – $5,000 to deliver age-appropriate books to students and sustain reading development during distance learning

Morningstar Baptist Church – $50,000 to provide digital literacy and mental health support for 150 students, as well as support, advocacy and assistance navigating the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for an additional 50 parents/guardians in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Next One Up – $15,000 to contract a caseworker to provide mental health support and facilitate other wraparound services for 122 young Black middle and high school boys

PCs for People – $150,000 to provide hotspots, devices and internet connectivity for charter school students not included in broader school system planning

Port Discovery Children’s Museum – $5,000 to distribute enrichment play packs to homeless youth for continued social and developmental growth and coping support during quarantine

Pressley Ridge – $15,000 to provide digital literacy support for foster parents and older foster youth in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Reading Partners – $15,000 to secure Zoom licenses and provide internet connectivity stipends to AmeriCorps members to sustain reading tutoring program virtually

Southwest Charter School – $25,000 to establish a Family Assistance Fund, ensuring stable home learning environments

The Family Tree – $10,000 to provide training, technical assistance and gap funding for daycares as they transition to serving essential workers, conduct remote learning or close temporarily with time to enhance skills and capacity

The Village – $2,500 to provide tutoring and weekly care packages to 10 of 50 students participating in an outreach program in East Baltimore

UMBC Foundation – $5,500 to operate the Reach Together Program (RTP) tutoring 40 students at Digital Harbor High School 

Unity Properties – $30,000 to enable wifi connectivity throughout two low-income family apartment complexes in West Baltimore serving 70 children and their families  

Y of Central Maryland – $50,000 to provide free or subsidized child care and remote learning support for 200 – 350 school aged children at Y Family Centers in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Youth of the African Diaspora – $30,000 to provide interactive instruction, technology, food and mental health support to 45 students and their families

Youth Development

Citywide Youth Development – $5,000 to train youth and young adults to manufacture personal protective equipment for government offices, medical institutions and nonprofits conducting outreach and violence intervention activities

Dent Education – $5,000 to provide supplies and virtual training for students to manufacture personal protective equipment from home and earn money

HeartSmiles – $10,000 to support peer-to-peer mental health training for youth leaders

Parks & People – $25,000 to provide laptops to Branches afterschool program interns for distance learning, allowing the interns to continue to collect bi-weekly stipends, and assess virtual learning options for summer programs

Wide Angle Youth Media – $4,875 to provide laptops, tablets and camera equipment to program participants to sustain projects and to provide emergency assistance as needed

Neighborhood Support Services

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Shelters & Counseling

CHANA – $10,000 to provide emergency shelter and counseling to an increased number of survivors of domestic violence and to staff a live chat hotline

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore – $20,000 to provide emergency shelter and counseling to an increased number of survivors of domestic violence

House of Ruth – $10,000 to support remote counseling services for survivors of domestic violence

Northwest Hospital Domestic Violence Program – $10,000 to provide hotel vouchers to partners fleeing domestic violence

Tahirih Justice Center – $15,000 to provide food, essential supplies and sustained legal and social service support to immigrant women and children fleeing violence

TurnAround – $20,000 to provide emergency shelter, counseling and other services for increased number of survivors of domestic assault, sexual violence and human trafficking

Economic & Community Development

CASH Campaign of Maryland – $20,000 to sustain services remotely, including free tax preparation, financial education and coaching, and eligibility screenings for public benefits

Impact Hub Baltimore – $5,000 to provide economic support and assistance navigating resources to local entrepreneurs

Latino Economic Development Corporation – $25,000 to assist local businesses in accessing federal, local and philanthropic support; provide 0% interest loans to those excluded from stimulus programs and advise on business strategies during COVID-19

Employment & Workforce Development

Maryland New Directions – $10,000 to provide job referrals, career counseling and training remotely to previously and newly unemployed individuals

NPower – $15,000 to support remote IT training and paid internships for young adults ages 18 – 25 assisting nonprofits in developing and implementing remote technology systems 

Healthcare

Baltimore Medical System – $5,000 to purchase personal protective equipment to safely continue serving patients at community health centers 

The Arc of Baltimore – $10,000 to provide personal protective equipment and sustain residential care for adults with developmental disabilities

Housing

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center – $15,000 to increase cleaning and distribution of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment to families living in affordable rental units and ensure that they remain stably housed 

Legal Services

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service – $10,000 for server upgrade to continue casework remotely until courts reopen 

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland – $4,781 to support remote consultations and clinics addressing financial and legal issues magnified by the COVID crisis, including housing instability, immigration proceeding delays and advance planning needs 

Mental Health, Wellness & Coping

Baltimore Crisis Response – $5,167 to support short-term telehealth therapy and support, stabilizing patients until they are connected to an outpatient center

MDRC – $25,000 to provide crisis counseling and resource referrals to public housing residents and voucher holders participating in the MyGoals workforce development program 

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore – $15,000 to sustain mental health services to clients in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Pressley Ridge – $5,750 to provide technology and internet access to sustain therapy remotely for foster youth, youth parents and families of youth dealing with mental health issues

Pro Bono Counseling Project – $10,000 to expand access to mental health care during COVID-19 epidemic

The Family Recovery Program – $10,000 to provide laptops to children in foster care and biological parents undergoing substance abuse counseling to foster bonding and sustain progress toward reunification  

Volunteers of America Chesapeake – $1,510 to support increased staffing at residential rehabilitation centers for adults suffering from mental illness

Mental Health & Wellness – Vulnerable Populations – Seniors

Baltimore Neighbors Network – $5,000 to offer regular social and mental health support for isolated seniors and resources needed to safely shelter in place, such as grocery and medication delivery

Operation Pathways – $3,180 to provide tablets and training to allow seniors in the Bolton North Apartment complex to sustain social connections remotely and receive ongoing health and operations updates 

Mental Health & Wellness – Vulnerable Populations – Spanish-Speaking, Immigrants & Refugees

Friends of Patterson Park – $6,000 to provide bilingual community wellness and mental health support activities in East Baltimore

Intercultural Counseling Connection – $11,000 to sustain counseling, case management and emergency assistance services to refugees and asylum seekers

Soccer Without Borders – $10,000 to host remote practices and support health and coping skills of immigrant and refugee children

Multi-Service

Baltimore Safe Haven – $15,000 to provide food and essential supplies, as well as hygiene kits and community coping activities to LGBTQ individuals, many of whom are homeless or at risk of homelessness 

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative – $15,000 to sustain case management remotely, provide emergency food, essential supplies and cleaning equipment to GHHI clients and conduct emergency home repairs to ensure residents’ safety

St. Francis Neighborhood Center – $5,000 to support a wide range of needs for families in the Reservoir Hill and Penn North neighborhoods in Baltimore City

Nonprofit Sustainability

Baltimore Business Lending – $18,000 to cover lost interest-income as the nonprofit lender waives payments during the COVID-19 crisis

Baltimore Community Tool Bank – $5,000 for continued tool lending to frontline organizations and ones manufacturing personal protective equipment

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Building Stronger Neighborhoods Regionwide

We have a nearly 30-year history of offering grants to resident-led groups and community projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These grants give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and encourage the next generation of neighborhood leaders. We also fund programs that support the development of leaders of all ages who are working to improve their neighborhoods and schools. Our support is intended to help identify, activate, inform and network leaders. And finally, we believe when schools and neighborhoods team up to improve their school and community, meaningful and lasting change can be made. We are interested in funding proposals in which the students and adults in schools collaborate intentionally with community residents, neighborhood associations, and other individuals, groups, and institutions in the area surrounding a school.

School Leadership

We believe that attracting and retaining effective and diverse school leaders is a key lever for change in Baltimore's educational landscape, and so we fund school leadership development efforts at the district and individual school level. We are interested in funding proposals that focus on principal coaching, mentoring, peer networking, wellness/self-care, as well as pipelines that identify and develop new leaders. We will also continue to support efforts that build a culture of appreciation and encouragement for school leaders.

How Can We Help?

Melissa McC. Warlow
Director, Baker Fund Grants Program
410-332-4172 x150

Apply for a Grant

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To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted through the online application portal, however, we provide a PDF version of the application along with other useful forms here for your reference:   

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Place-based Grantmaking in Selected School Communities

We have allocated funds for two geographical areas that bookend a crucial corridor on the Westside of Baltimore City: Howard Park /Forest Park area (served by Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle School and Liberty Elementary), and Reservoir Hill/Penn North area (served by Dorothy I Height Elementary). In these three schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, we will support projects and activities designed to make the communities safe, clean, green and vibrant; and improve the quality of the schools. Some projects may be neighborhood-focused, some school-focused and others collaborative projects between the schools and their respective communities.

Early Learning & Judy Centers

High quality early childhood education has a lifelong effect on students. Through our Early Learning grant program, we are interested in system-wide early childhood education proposals that will help Baltimore City and County's youngest learners, and their families, get the start they need. Nonprofit organizations that offer programs and/or services to Judy Centers are encouraged to contact the centers directly to explore partnership opportunities.

How Can We Help?

John A. Gilpin

J.D., CAP®,AEP®

Director of Planned Gifts
410-332-4171 ext. 132

How Can We Help?

Kate Sam

Communications Officer
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How Can We Help?

Cathy Brill

Executive Director
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation