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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2015.

Health & Human Services

Baltimore Corps

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Funding to increase its Fellowship Program from 10 to 30 Fellows ; and for staffing costs of a Director of Strategic Growth.

Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership

$416,274
Baltimore, MD

To provide security deposit assistance for participants in the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program.

Baltimore Rowing Club

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of Reach High Baltimore, an after‑school rowing program designed to serve at‑risk Baltimore City middle and high school students.

Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of Youth Work for Independence, an initiative to prepare youth aging out of foster care for successful adulthood.

Benefits Data Trust

$75,000
Phildelphia, PA

Toward continued support of the Maryland Benefits Center's initiative to provide comprehensive benefits access for low‑income seniors in Baltimore City.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Southeast Baltimore Comprehensive Youth Mentoring Program.

Catholic Charities

$82,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of eviction prevention and utility assistance programs administered by the Samaritan Center.

Catholic Charities

$46,140
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Traveler's Aid Voucher Program at The Samaritan Center.

Charm City Youth Lacrosse League

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the 2015 Charm City Youth Lacrosse League.                                                   

Good Shepherd Services

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward renovation costs for the residential unit serving troubled adolescent males.

Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of efforts to prevent evictions and termination of subsidies for low‑income Baltimore City households.

Intercultural Counseling Connection

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of mental health services for refugees who have settled in Baltimore City.

KIPP Baltimore, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For renovation costs to convert a health suite to a full‑service school‑based health clinic for more than 1,500 low‑income Baltimore City public school students.

Maryland Food Bank

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore City School Pantry Program.

Paul's Place, Inc.

$35,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Hot Lunch and Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Share Our Strength

$30,000
Washington, DC

For support of the 2015 Summer Meals Program in Baltimore City.

Tahirih Justice Center

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continuing support of pro bono legal and social services for immigrant women and girls in Baltimore City who are fleeing gender‑based violence.

University of Maryland School of Medicine

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For an Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Entrepreneurial Surgical Science.

Youth Empowered Society

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of operating costs of the YES Drop‑in Center for homeless youth in Baltimore City.

Community Development

Adopt A Block, Inc.

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of Compassion Commission, a one‑week youth volunteer program in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation

$400,000
Towson, MD

Two‑year funding for the redevelopment of 1400 Greenmount Avenue into a center for advanced manufacturing technologies serving Baltimore City's creative economy.

Baltimore Brew

$124,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of staffing costs and for web redesign and equipment in an effort to strengthen community journalism on the website.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of outreach, fundraising, program staffing, and environmental asset maintenance expenses.

Baltimore Green Space

$21,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of the Stewardship and Preservation project of community green spaces and forests in Baltimore City.

Baltimore Jewelry Center

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

To support the construction, equipment and furnishings of a new space for the Baltimore Jewelry Center at The Centre building in the Station North Arts District.

Center for Urban Families

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Clifton Home Ownership Initiative, providing closing cost assistance for four STRIVE graduates.

Civic Works

$84,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide emergency assistance to Baltimore City older adults who are at risk of losing their homes to tax sales in 2015.

Civic Works

$24,550
Baltimore, MD

To provide funding for the 2015‑2016 Food Desert Orchard Fellow.

Community Law Center, Inc.

$95,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Liquor Board Reform Project.

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Two‑year funding for operating costs to provide economic, educational, employment, and affordable housing opportunities for disadvantaged residents of Northwest Baltimore.

Emerging Technology Centers, Inc.

$270,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2016 AccelerateBaltimore competition of venture investment awards to six entrepreneurs and early‑stage companies, including follow‑on investment of $100,000 to one company.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Inc.

$60,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of community development investments in neighborhoods along the Greenmount Avenue corridor.

Harbor Bank Community Development Corporation

$53,000
Baltimore, MD

To support a Program Manager position for the Emerging Developers Program.

Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For general support of participating neighborhoods targeted for revitalization.

Hippodrome Theatre

$42,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the M&T Bank Pavilion Use and Feasibility Study.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.

$300,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward construction costs of City Seeds, a kitchen incubator/social enterprise project for the development of food‑based businesses in East Baltimore.

Inner Harbor Project

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

To support youth leaders’ stipends for police training and Peace Ambassadors in an effort to keep the Inner Harbor safe.

International Rescue Committee, Inc.

$112,204
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Individual Development Account Program to assist refugees to purchase homes in Baltimore City.

Latino Economic Development Center

$50,000
Washington, DC

For continued support of the Baltimore Small Business Services Program.

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.

$95,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore Entrepreneurial Development Project, including loan funds and creation of a loan loss reserve.

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc.

$27,300
Salisbury, MD

For support of a marketing and outreach campaign for the Baltimore Homeowner’s Tax Credit initiative.

Maryland Film Festival

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward construction costs of the Parkway Film Center.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Tax Sale Prevention Loan Program.

Public Justice Center, Inc.

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward continued support of the Rent Court Reform Initiative of the Human Right to Housing Project.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward support of Phase II of the Renovation of St. Ambrose Scattered Site Rental Portfolio.

The No Boundaries Coalition

$22,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of a program to improve the food environment in Central West Baltimore.

Venture for America

$150,000
New York, NY

Toward support of the 2015 Venture for America Baltimore Program.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

$22,000
Baltimore, MD

For research and a technical report comparing five U.S. cities with the cleanup in Baltimore in its effort to make the Harbor fishable and swimmable by 2020.

Criminal Justice & Addiction

A Step Forward, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward renovation costs for the 744‑746 North Fulton Avenue Expansion Project, a transitional housing facility for women with mental illness and substance abuse.

Alternative Directions, Inc.

$34,000
Baltimore, MD

For support to expand the Civil Legal Workshop and Child Support Modification Workshop programs for Baltimore City residents enrolled in re‑entry and substance abuse programs.

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