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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2002.
Health & Human Services
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Maryland
Toward the salary of an advocate consultant with responsibilities for promoting the critical need for increased funding earmarked for drug treatment initiatives in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland.
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Seed funding for renovations and the purchase of furniture for Nazareth House, operating as a transitional housing facility for recovering male addicts in Highlandtown. The house will be operated based on Oxford House principles of self-governance.
Neighbor to Family
Seed funding for the establishment of the Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Program in Baltimore City. The program will provide comprehensive foster care services to 40 children in sibling groups. The foster parents, trained by Neighbor to Family caseworkers, will be given a stipend above the normal foster care rate to enable a parent to stay home and provide home care to sibling groups.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Inc.
Third-year support of the Statewide Emergency Contraception Project, providing outreach and education to clients.
Rose Street Community Center
Two grants in support of drug treatment and job training programs for FY 2002 and FY 2003. The Center supports job training, educational opportunities, after-school tutoring programs for neighborhood youth, and drug treatment programs. The Center also provides weekly stipends to program participants to assist with living expenses while they are enrolled in self-help programs.
Second Chance Project, Inc.
Two-year funding to create a revenue-producing business that employs ex-offenders participating in the Second Chance program.
Sylvan Beach Foundation, Inc.
For the expansion of the Sylvan Beach Cafe and Ice Cream Company, set up as an entrepreneurial endeavor to provide employment for ex-offenders. Modeled after the Delancy Street Foundation in San Francisco that provides career and ownership opportunities, the Sylvan Beach Foundation operates on the principles of project-based learning, high expectations, earned responsibility and privileges, peer leadership and community living.
The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development
Fourth-year funding of the STRIVE Baltimore Program, a comprehensive job training and placement service for unemployed and underemployed men and women. The intense three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly-structured workshop that focuses on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills. Core services also include job placement with long-term follow-up, one-to-one and group counseling, and case management.
The Daisyfields Foundation, Inc.
Toward the purchase of property to house a foster care facility for infants who are medically fragile as the result of being born addicted to drugs or being neglected by a substance-abusing caregiver.
The Justice Policy Institute/The Tides Center
To provide seed funding for the establishment of a new organization that will address adult and juvenile justice reform issues in the State of Maryland. The agency will provide technical assistance and training to local agencies to help determine the most effective methods of delivering neighborhood-based services to needy populations.
The Samaritan Center
Three grants in support of the Travel Voucher Program. The program provides homeless persons in need of travel assistance with vouchers for bus travel, if they have a contact in a destination city willing to take them in or assist them in finding housing.
The Samaritan Center
In support of the Eviction Prevention Assistance program at the Samaritan Center designed to provide emergency grants to individuals and families facing eviction. This one-time assistance also provides the opportunity for the Center to help those at risk address underlying issues, such as unemployment and substance abuse that contribute to their problem.
The Shepherd's Clinic
For continued funding of operating costs to provide primary medical and dental care to uninsured persons in Baltimore City.
The Urban Institute
For a study, "Returning Home: Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry" delineating the risks and needs of returning prisoners and their families in Baltimore. Data will be collected from interviews with offenders before and after release, and from interviews with family members, neighborhood focus groups and representatives from human service and employment agencies.
The YANA Project
Toward staffing costs of a social worker/court monitor to work with women and girls engaged in prostitution. The YANA model offers a continuum of services from street outreach to drop-in services, counseling, and case management with referrals to medical services. Participants who complete the 90-day program with no new arrests will have charges dropped.
Toward renovation of a house providing residential services for abused and neglected adolescent boys in foster care.
United Ministries, Inc.
For operating expenses of a transitional housing drug-free program for homeless men, many of whom are recovering from substance abuse and are also HIV positive. Successful completion of the program is defined as the participant's being employed, pursuing a GED, and securing permanent housing.
United Way of Central Maryland
In support of United Way's effort to address human service and health needs in Central Maryland.
Unity Center of Christianity
For continued support of the Do You Know Where Your Children Are? program for the 2002-2003 school year. This grassroots project offers incentives to participating parents and other adults who assume full responsibility for knowing where their middle-school children are during the afternoon and evening hours of the school week.
University of Maryland Baltimore County/The Shriver Center
For support of the CLEARCorps home repair and education program for the prevention of childhood lead poisoning in the Park Heights neighborhood. The workers are AmeriCorps members who are trained in construction to make home repairs designed to reduce the lead hazards and to provide health education to families in distressed neighborhoods.
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
Fourth-year funding of a transportation program to provide used reconditioned cars for 80 participants in the Affordable Housing Initiative Program and other low-income residents of Baltimore City who need a car to get to work.
Women's Housing Coalition
For start-up costs of the Wesley House Family Program, a long-term transitional housing facility that serves nine homeless families referred from emergency, transitional and substance abuse treatment programs.
Youth Enterprise Services
Challenge grant for the purchase of a second facility for use as a residential treatment center for severely disturbed adolescents referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Baltimore Development Corporation
Two grants for expenses related to the Maglev Project, a magnetic levitation high-speed train that, when fully operational, will reduce travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 16 minutes.
Community Law Center, Inc.
Two-year funding for the Real Estate Services Project created to fight the blight of vacant housing in marketable neighborhoods. The goals of this project are to ensure that existing residents remain confident about their neighborhoods, to keep City housing stock competitive with suburban housing markets, and to stimulate reinvestment in City housing.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.
For staffing support of the Code Enforcement/Facade Improvement Grant Program. By offering matching grants to property owners for investing in their building facades, the Partnership intends to encourage private investment in downtown properties and businesses, and to improve the physical appearance and market appeal of Baltimore City's downtown. The program targets buildings that are in violation of zoning and building codes.
Empower Baltimore Management Corporation
For a consultancy service to prepare a proposal for EBMC's application for the New Markets Tax Credit. This new urban revitalization tool approved by Congress in 2000 is intended to increase the amount of capital available to businesses located in communities where poverty exceeds 20 percent.
International Center for Sustainable Development
Toward staffing to expand the Sustainable Baltimore initiative. The purposes of the project are to identify market opportunities for Maryland and U.S. businesses in sustainable development technology and services, to increase sustainable development practices in ongoing development plans, and to facilitate the export of regional technology and services.
Jubilee Baltimore, Inc.
For staffing and operating costs to provide services to buyers and owners interested in securing loans and State and federal historic tax credits for purchase and rehabilitation of houses in Reservoir Hill. This initiative is intended to attract new buyers to the neighborhood and to increase the level of reinvestment in the neighborhood.
Light Street Housing Corporation
For community organizing and pre-development costs of negotiating with the Housing Authority to acquire and redevelop scattered-site public housing units in Sharp-Leadenhall.
Patterson Park Community Development Corporation
Two grants toward staffing and operating expenses to support the continuation of an effort to halt the deterioration of the neighborhoods north and east of Patterson Park, through housing acquisition and rehabilitation, rental to responsible tenants and sale to homeowners.
Patterson Park Community Development Corporation
For continuation of an initiative to clean streets and alleyways in the 22-square-block area of the Patterson Park community.
People's Homesteading Group
In support of Phase II of Anchors of Hope, a homeownership program for low-income families in the Greenmount community. The program involves the acquisition and rehabilitation of eight houses that will be sold to buyers identified through the People's Homesteading Group's homebuyers' counseling process.
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
In support of expenses related to the St. Ambrose Legal Services initiative to fight predatory real estate practices in Baltimore City.
The Baltimore Community Foundation, Inc.
Continued funding for operating support of six nonprofit organizations participating in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in selected Baltimore City neighborhoods. The purpose of the initiative has been to increase homeownership, to stabilize and increase market values of homes, and to enhance the attractiveness of the neighborhoods.
1000 Friends of Maryland
For general operating expenses to support the continuation of outreach efforts designed to fight sprawl and preserve Maryland's natural resources while encouraging controlled economic growth. These efforts will focus on the dissemination of recent reports, maps and technical assistance materials developed to educate new legislators, county officials and interested citizens on the long-term benefits of Smart Growth policies, historic tax credits, urban revitalization strategies, and preservation of vulnerable and valuable natural resources.
Toward the establishment of a field office in Patterson Park where Audubon will develop and implement preschool, after-school, in-school, family and community educational outreach programs. Serving as a potential conservation hub in the park, the Audubon Center will provide ornithological and ecological programs in collaboration with local schools within walking distance.
Parks & People Foundation
For the development and implementation of a community greening strategy to create and maintain pocket community gardens in the Greenmount/Barclay neighborhoods in collaboration with the People's Homesteading Project.
Access Art, Inc.
Two grants toward the renovation of a vacated branch library building to house an art gallery, studio, photography laboratory and graphic computer center for after-school art programs to serve at-risk youth in the Pigtown and Morrell Park neighborhoods. This initiative has been designed to deter anti-social behavior of disengaged youth.
Creative Alliance, Inc.
Toward the construction of a multi-functional cultural arts facility, the Patterson Center for the Arts, located in Highlandtown. The project has been developed to draw artists and audiences to East Baltimore as part of a revitalization effort. The facility will house a theater for performing groups in dance, theater and music, video and film studio, nine studio/residential apartments, a cafe, exhibition space, offices, and community meeting rooms.
National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass
For supplies, equipment, training and teacher stipends for the continued implementation of the ceramic arts curriculum in classroom settings and after-school ceramic clubs in 20 Baltimore City public middle schools. Selected examples of student work are displayed at an annual exhibition at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Building and at Harbor Place.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
For 2002 membership dues.