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Past Grants

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

Health & Human Services

University of Maryland at College Park

$31,383
College Park, MD

For a study assessing the effectiveness of reverse commuting as a strategy for low-income job seekers to access job opportunities in outlying areas of Baltimore City. The effort includes technical assistance to the West Baltimore Empowerment Zone Village Centers, assisting them in determining results, and in identifying areas of job access and retention in Howard County. University of Maryland.

University of Maryland School of Medicine

$28,800
Baltimore, MD

Toward the salary and benefits of an outreach social worker for the hospital-based Violence Intervention Project. The 18-month pilot project has been designed to provide 40 repeat violence victims with a comprehensive range of support services, including counseling, job training, job search and placement, to determine the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing violence recidivism, crime, and medical expenses.

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Bridge funding in support of the Community Health Worker Initiative of the REACH Project. The program includes the recruitment and training of ten community health workers to be placed in two public elementary schools, one middle school, and two neighborhood health clinics. The workers are positioned to identify up to 300 children with untreated medical issues such as asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, and lead poisoning; to make over 2,000 home visits to educate families in proper management of the child's health condition; to make referrals; and to demonstrate improved health indicators, increased compliance with treatment plans, and decreased use of the emergency room.

Youth Enterprise Services, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

Start-up and operating costs of a youth services program to house ten severely disturbed adolescents referred from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Community Development

Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts

$1,000,000
Baltimore, MD

Four-year funding for leasehold improvements to the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a venue to house Baltimore's premier Broadway road shows in the heart of the West Side redevelopment area.

Baltimore Development Corporation

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants toward administrative costs promoting Maglev, a magnetic levitation high-speed train that, when fully operational, will reduce travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 16 minutes.

Baltimore Efficiency & Economy Foundation, Inc.

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

For second-year funding to support staffing and research. The objective of the grant is to evaluate the impact of homeowner property tax incentives; to make recommendations for improved management and efficient disposition of city-owned property; and, by reviewing its procurement system, information systems, facilities management and audit process, to provide assistance to the Baltimore City Public School System.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Three-year funding toward the salary of the Director of the Downtown Housing Initiative. The goal of the project is to market the initiative to potential developers, property owners and lenders, and, within a three-year period, to develop 1,000 additional housing units in the downtown area.

East Harbor Community Development Corporation

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for the development of a business plan for the Urban Energy Cooperative. The study assesses the feasibility of organizing a cooperative to provide energy products, services, and jobs within the Empowerment Zone.

Greektown Community Development Corporation

$45,700
Baltimore, MD

One-year funding for the development of a property intervention and stabilization program for the revitalization of Greektown. The intent of the program is to retain a high level of homeownership, prevent deterioration of properties through acquisition and property management services, and develop a viable commercial corridor with regional appeal.

Homes for America

$30,000
Annapolis, MD

Seed funding, including salaries, benefits and travel costs, earmarked for the development of housing units in northern Anne Arundel County, specifically for families being relocated from Baltimore City public housing.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For a four-month study of the feasibility of establishing a Medical Technology Park within the Empowerment Zone at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Live Baltimore Marketing Center

$39,000
Baltimore, MD

For marketing activities, including website development and development of employee recruitment packets, to promote living in Baltimore City.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

$63,623
Crownsville, MD

For continued support of the Live Near Your Work program, in partnership with Citizens Planning and Housing Association. The purpose of the program is to provide financial incentives for employees who purchase homes in neighborhoods near their workplace.

Maryland Film Festival

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for travel expenses to bring filmmakers to Baltimore during the annual festival as a marketing tool to encourage film production in Baltimore and Maryland.

Office of the Mayor

$77,000
Baltimore, MD

Three grants in support of the development of a CitiStat system. The program will enable Baltimore City's municipal administration departments to analyze data to track progress, manage staff, deploy resources more effectively, and create cost savings.

Office of the Mayor

$65,000
Baltimore, MD

To create a land use and redevelopment plan for the Middle East neighborhood north of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The plan will include a feasibility study for a biomedical research facility and a market analysis exploring other possible economic, retail, and residential uses.

Patterson Park Community Development Corporation

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants in support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, including moving expenses to accommodate staff expansion; and two-year funding of the position of Assistant Director.

Patterson Park Community Development Corporation

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for positions of office manager and sales agent.

Patterson Park Community Development Corporation

$120,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding in support of an Assistant Program Manager. Responsibilities include assisting in the oversight of acquisitions, renovations, and sale of houses in the neighborhood as part of an effort to halt deterioration and vacancies.

Reservoir Hill H.O.P.E., Inc.

$78,967
Baltimore, MD

Toward renovation costs of five vacant houses on Madison Avenue in the Reservoir Hill community in an effort to help stabilize the neighborhood.

South East Community Organization

$96,410
Baltimore, MD

Toward salaries for caseworkers, loan processors, and rehabilitation specialists for a senior home modification program. The purpose of the effort is to integrate home health intervention, home modification, and ongoing support to promote independent living for low- to moderate-income seniors in their homes.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For staffing costs of an attorney and related expenses for St. Ambrose Legal Services, in support of its program designed to address mortgage scams in Baltimore City.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward a study of fraudulent mortgage lending practices in Baltimore City.

The Baltimore Community Foundation, Inc.

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide operating support for six nonprofit organizations participating in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in targeted Baltimore neighborhoods. The purpose of the initiative is to increase homeownership, to stabilize as well as increase market values of homes, and to enhance the ambiance of the neighborhoods.

The School for Photographic Studies in Baltimore

$155,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for capital improvements to establish a photography school, offering full-year and one-semester courses, workshops, and weekend seminars for adult, non-degree photography students.

Environment

Scenic America

$10,000
Washington, DC

Seed funding to establish a statewide scenic conservation organization, Scenic Maryland, as an affiliate of Scenic America. The purposes of the program are to continue the education of local citizens about scenic conservation, serve as a local watchdog on billboard measures, and work in partnerships and collaboratives to protect Maryland's scenic beauty.

Arts

Baltimore's Festival of the Arts, Inc.

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2001 CityARTS Grant Program. The funds are earmarked to benefit emerging and small arts organizations committed to serving youth and disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Maryland Art Place

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward relocation costs of their headquarters to 34 Market Place. The new location affords a highly visible venue for contemporary art works and will become an expanded resource center for artists living in Maryland.

National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass

$42,170
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for staffing and expansion of ceramic art after-school programs for the 2000-2001 school year in 18 Baltimore City public middle schools.

Other

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

$9,500
Baltimore, MD

For 2000 membership dues.

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