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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2000.

Health & Human Services

Christopher Place

$175,000
Baltimore, MD

Three-year funding for Christopher Place Employment Academy's support services for homeless men. The residential program includes classroom and individualized training for job readiness, adult education, and support for maintaining sobriety.

Christopher Place

$47,500
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Travel Voucher Project operated by Christopher Place. The program provides basic services for the mobile poor and homeless of Baltimore City, and transportation vouchers that afford them the opportunity to travel to, and access social services in, communities of their choice.

Chrysalis House

$25,000
Crownsville, MD

For planning and construction costs for expansion of a long-term residential drug treatment facility for homeless women and their children. The program, a family focused treatment approach, provides a variety of interventions addressing residents' needs: parenting, vocational and social skills, education, and housing.

Citizens Planning and Housing Association

$84,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore City-Wide Liquor Coalition. The group assists in organizing local communities to monitor violations of alcohol and tobacco advertising ordinances, and to discourage construction of new billboards in their neighborhoods.

Citizens Planning and Housing Association

$15,000
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Three grants for legal fees related to the Woodberry Community billboard litigation.

Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

$89,010
Baltimore, MD

To study Baltimore City's efforts to screen, refer, and provide services to children suffering from lead poisoning; and to incorporate findings into advocacy efforts in the form of a report card.

Dayspring Programs, Inc.

$55,000
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase and renovation of a facility for the expansion of the Dayspring Children's Place to provide 24-hour residential care for 30 children a year while their parents are in treatment.

Drug Strategies

$124,453
Washington, DC

For a 15-month study of the health education and risk prevention curricula currently used in the Baltimore City Public School System.

Education Fund, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of a grassroots coalition to educate Maryland citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in the state.

Episcopal Social Ministries, Inc.

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For the replication in the Collington Square neighborhood of the Cathedral House Re-Entry Program for recovering addicts and alcoholics. The eight-week session offers a non-traditional approach to the challenges confronting newly recovering and homeless, substance abusers: a combination of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, instruction in spiritual literacy, life skills, and job readiness.

Frederick Community Action Agency

$40,000
Frederick, MD

Capital funding for renovation of a building for use as an expanded primary health care clinic serving low-income and homeless persons in Frederick County.

Genesis Jobs

$60,550
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for continued funding of the Job Opportunities Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to provide leadership in the Baltimore region for developing and advocating policies and programs, forging partnerships, and leveraging investments that increase the marketable skills, income, and economic opportunities of low-skill, low-income job seekers.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Planning grant for the creation of the Learn and Earn computer recycling and literacy program, designed for use by low-income residents of Baltimore City. The funds allow for the refurbishing of computers, and the use> of computers to network computer literacy training. Goodwill is adapting the Learn and Earn model as a continuing program for workforce development.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of Bridges to Work, a job access and reverse commute transportation program bringing inner-city dwellers to jobs in the suburbs. The model program, designed for residents in East Baltimore, offers clients comprehensive services including assessments, work readiness, job development, placement services, and reliable van transportation to and from job sites 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For a revolving loan fund for the University of Maryland Baltimore County's computer training course attended by the Rose Street Community Center's drug treatment and job training participants.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc./Rose Street Community Center

$205,000
Baltimore, MD

Four grants in support of drug treatment and job training programs at the Rose Street Community Center. The center supports job training, educational opportunities, and drug treatment programs for community residents interested in rehabilitation. The center also provides weekly stipends to program participants to assist them with living expenses while enrolled in the self-help programs.

I Can't We Can, Inc.

$191,658
Baltimore, MD

For the acquisition and renovation of three houses in West Baltimore to house recovering addicts participating in a 60-day detoxification program.

I Can, Inc.

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For an architectural study for significant upgrades for a school building that has been converted into an emergency shelter to provide meals, education, and counseling for homeless persons in the Greenmount community.

Institute of Human Virology

$400,000
Baltimore, MD

Challenge grant in support of pilot studies and an 18-month needs assessment of interventions aimed at improving rates of diagnosis, increasing adherence to treatment regimens, and decreasing transmission risk behavior among African Americans with HIV/AIDS.

Institutes for Behavior Resources

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Challenge grant for the acquisition, planning, and construction of new headquarters for expansion of mobile drug abuse treatment programs in underserved communities in Baltimore.

Jobs for the Future

$8,500
Boston, MA

For a research paper to be presented at the Maryland Low-Wage Worker Conference. The focus of the paper is the review of the strengths and weaknesses of Maryland's tax and wage policies affecting low-income workers.

Johns Hopkins University/School of Hygiene and Public Health

$53,520
Baltimore, MD

For the continuation of a study on Medicaid managed care and family planning. The research addresses two issues: the path women take as they move from traditional Medicaid coverage to enrollment in a managed care organization; and how mandated managed care affects the provision of reproductive health services in the Medicaid population.

Johns Hopkins University/School of Hygiene and Public Health

$33,400
Baltimore, MD

For the final phase of an evaluation of pregnancy prevention programs at the Baltimore City Health Department. The assessments are based on compliance of participants with clinical appointments, choice of family planning methods and use, and pregnancy outcomes.

Johns Hopkins University/School of Medicine

$15,000
Baltimore, MD

Three grants for the purchase of supplies in support of family planning for uninsured/underinsured females at the Maternity Center East.

Jubilee Baltimore, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For expansion of the Moving Up program. This workforce development program is designed to help low-income workers build good employment histories and obtain living-wage employment through post-employment and career advancement support.

Kennedy Krieger Institute

$125,000
Baltimore, MD

For general support of programs serving children with neurological disabilities.

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

$108,250
Baltimore, MD

For staffing costs to provide legal representation for unemployed and underemployed fathers accruing child support payments they are financially unable to meet.

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

$21,500
Baltimore, MD

For staffing costs of two AmeriCorps members for the Rent Court Division of the Baltimore City District Court. The members will provide basic information and referral, counseling and advice, community education, and in-court representation for clients facing eviction or homelessness.

Maryland Center for Arts and Technology, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Challenge grant for relocation costs and expansion of welfare-to-work training programs. The center provides a 16-week training program, job placement, and job retention coaching for former welfare mothers required to move off the welfare rolls.

Maryland Center for Arts and Technology, Inc.

$22,314
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Fusion Learning Program in conjunction with the development of the Manufacturing Institute. This program provides training to Baltimore City public high school seniors and recent graduates to prepare them for careers in technology and manufacturing, in modules that include skill enhancements, customized training, wrap-around support, job placement, and retention services.

Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of a grassroots coalition to educate Maryland citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in the state.

Maryland Community Kitchen

$145,835
Baltimore, MD

For repairs, renovations, and related expenses of relocating to the former Haussner's Restaurant in Highlandtown. Maryland Community Kitchen is a provider of nutritionally appropriate meals and nutrition counseling to people with special dietary needs, or at risk of going hungry. The new facility will also serve as a job training center in culinary arts skills for unemployed or underemployed persons.

Maryland Community Kitchen

$109,843
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Job Placement Transportation Service Program, to provide interim transportation for people seeking interviews and participating in job training. The transportation service is available to those working at job sites through one pay period, and before they have had the opportunity to access other modes of transportation, such as Bridges to Work.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for continued support of the After-Care Program, a family planning program for women released from the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Maryland Food Bank

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For implementation of strategic programming to enhance the distribution of donated, salvaged, but unsalable food products for the hungry throughout Maryland.

Maryland Food Bank

$48,750
Baltimore, MD

To provide staffing and operating costs for expansion of the Baltimore Area Gleaning Network's outreach efforts, utilizing volunteers to gather leftover produce from regional farms for Baltimore's working poor families and those at risk of hunger.

Parks & People Foundation

$136,570
Baltimore, MD

For support of the spring Baltimore Middle School Girls Soccer League for the 2000-2001 school year. This after-school, academically based soccer program in 24 middle schools provides students with the opportunity to participate in interscholastic team sports, learning skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Parks & People Foundation

$80,935
Baltimore, MD

For ongoing support of the Boys Middle School Soccer League for the 2000 season. Students from the 27 middle schools participating in the league must maintain a 90 percent attendance rate and a C average.

Parks & People Foundation

$77,000
Baltimore, MD

Three-year funding for continuation of the Baltimore Baseball League. The program has been designed to increase interest in baseball among urban youth, encourage students to excel academically, provide meaningful after-school activities, and promote physical fitness.

People's Community Health Center

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For staffing, renovations, and equipment needs of facilities providing medical services to disadvantaged persons in Baltimore City.

Quarterway Houses, Inc.

$20,115
Baltimore, MD

For the establishment of a buprenorphine detoxification program for residents of Tuerk House who are opiate-dependent.

Second Chance Project, Inc.

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Recidivist Intervention Project Initiative for female and male ex-offenders. The program provides assistance with a job search, job training, GED classes, referrals to transitional housing, and mentoring.

Shepherd's Clinic

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

Continued funding to provide primary medical and dental care to uninsured persons in Baltimore City.

Southern Maryland Food Bank

$25,300
Hughesville, MD

For the purchase of a refrigerated truck to transport perishable surplus and reusable food items from the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore to the hungry in Southern Maryland.

Suited to Succeed

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

General support to provide professional attire and career support services to Baltimore City women making the transition from welfare to work.

The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development

$400,500
Baltimore, MD

For second-year funding of STRIVE/Baltimore, a job readiness and placement service for men and women. The three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly structured workshop which focuses on the development of attitude modification and job readiness skills for entry-level employment. Core services also include targeted job placement with long-term follow-up, one-on-one and group counseling, advocacy, and case management.

The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development

$18,600
Baltimore, MD

For support of a conference, "Baltimore Summit: The Role of Fathers/Men in the Lives of Children, Family, Community and the Workforce."

The Damascus House, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Planning grant for the capital expansion of a residential substance abuse facility in Anne Arundel County. The additional property will enable the program to increase the number of residential beds from 20 to 37.

The Men's Center, Inc.

$300,000
Baltimore, MD

General support to enhance the quality and accountability of the East Baltimore center offering comprehensive services to inner-city fathers in need of job readiness training, parenting and life skills training, GED classes, and individual counseling.

Universal Classroom Breakfast Program

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

For staffing to monitor and enhance the Universal Classroom Breakfast Program currently being implemented in 51 elementary and middle schools. The program is part of a longitudinal study to determine the long-term effects of students' participation in breakfast in the classroom (as opposed to the cafeteria) on attendance, tardiness, disciplinary action, and academic achievement.

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