The following grants are among those awarded in 2013.
ACLU Foundation of Maryland $371,250
To provide security deposit assistance for at least 275 families participating in the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program designed to move low-income families from high poverty, racially isolated neighborhoods to “non-impacted areas”.
Baltimore City Public Schools/ 2013 SummerReads $145,000
In support of the third year of the 2013 SummerREADs book distribution program designed to prevent literacy loss over the summer months for 2,100 second- and third-grade students in 20 high poverty, low-performing Baltimore City public schools.
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women $150,000
A two-year grant for teacher training and purchase of equipment for two science laboratories as part of the expansion of their STEM: Girls Only! Program.
Baltimore Tree Trust $25,000
In support of the TreeKeepers program, developed to create a reliable corps of trained and capable volunteers who will plant and become citizen tree stewards in efforts to stabilize and increase Baltimore’s tree canopy.
Behavioral Health Leadership Institute $50,000
Toward continued support of the Buprenorphine Initiative at Dee’s Place and Recovery in Community providing treatment to 200 individuals as part of a feasibility study to explore the option of having nurse practitioners prescribe buprenorphine to individuals.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company $250,000
Ellicott City, MD
A two-year challenge grant for capital funding toward the renovation of the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Building to house a “Globe” Shakespearean theater, a cultural initiative serving as a catalyst for new residences, hotels and restaurants in the downtown area.
Civic Works $29,524
Toward staffing of an assistant supervisor for the Community Lot Team, that focuses on converting vacant lots into community gardens and promoting urban agriculture, urban forestry, green parking and storm water management projects.
Humanim, Inc. $226,153
Toward start-up costs of DETAILS, a Deconstruction and Innovation Use Social Enterprise, designed to hire and train workers in the deconstruction of 50 to 80 blighted Baltimore properties.
Toward support of the Community Power Project, an initiative to help non-profits and low-income Baltimore City residents save money on utility bills by leveraging collective buying power.
Learning Is For Tomorrow $24,000
For general support of an adult literacy and job training program for residents of South East Baltimore.
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc. $32,000
For a study on the impact of mandatory auto insurance requirements on low- and middle-income Marylanders with the purpose of developing solutions to address prohibitively expensive policies.
Maryland New Directions $120,000
Toward continued support of the Career Focus job training program for unemployed, disadvantaged Baltimore City residents.
Morgan State University $124,000
To enable 40 Baltimore City public high school students entering Morgan State University to attend the CASA Academy, a summer residential transition program. addressing academic remedial needs.
Pretrial Justice Institute $15,000
For support of an assessment of the current state of pretrial release and detention policies and practices in Maryland.
Tahirih Justice Center $75,000
For continued support of pro bono legal and social services for immigrant women and girls in Baltimore City who are fleeing gender-based violence.
Archive of Grant Awards
To see complete lists of grants funded in previous
years, see the Annual Reports section of Publications/Research.