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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2017.

Education

ACLU Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

For two-year continued support of the Maryland and Baltimore City Education Reform Project.

Baltimore City Public Schools

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of a pilot program for 2,000 5th, 6th and 9th grade students in Baltimore City using InferCabulary software to increase critical thinking, vocabulary acquisition, and ultimately reading comprehension. 

Baltimore City Public Schools/National Academic League

$162,900
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2017-2018 National Academic League with teams in a minimum of 28 Baltimore City public schools with middle school grades.

Baltimore Education Coalition

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of BEC's efforts to organize the Campaign for Funding Adequacy, a campaign to fix Maryland's education funding formula.

Baltimore Kids Chess League, Inc.

$85,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the 2017/2018 chess education program for over 750 K-12 students in up to 40 Baltimore City schools.

Buddies, Inc.

$36,000
Baltimore, MD

To develop the Baltimore Police Law Enforcement Explorers Program as a Career/Technology pathway in Baltimore City Schools and to increase the number of successful applicants to the new Baltimore City Police Cadet Academy.

Building STEPS, Inc.

$80,000
Brooklandville, MD

To double the size of incoming cohorts to 150 incoming 11th graders over the next two years while expanding the number of non-academic criteria high schools that participate.

Carnegie Institution for Science

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward strategic support to offer BioEYES life science outreach education program to every 7th grade student in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) over three years.

Center for Supportive Schools

$30,000
Princeton, NJ

To test implementation of the Peer Group Connection Transition and Peer Leadership Program with the highest-need City 9th-grade students, alternative students, and students returning to the school system. 

 

Central Baltimore Partnership

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

To support a feasibility study and cost benefit analysis to relocate the Baltimore City Public Schools Headquarter building/parking lots and assess the property for redevelopment.

Code in the Schools

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For the second and final year of implementation support of the new Computer Science pathway in seven Baltimore City high schools in order to create a functional pipeline from school to jobs/post-secondary education in the computing and technology fields.

CollegeBound Foundation, Inc.

$95,000
Baltimore, MD

To launch the CollegeBound College Completion Program designed to increase college retention and four-year college graduation rates among low-income, first-generation college students from Baltimore City Public Schools.

Coppin State University

$59,000
Baltimore, MD

For the second-year expansion of the Pathways to Professions (P2P) dual enrollment program to serve up to 135 Baltimore City high school students with college level coursework and credit at Coppin State University.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$108,202
Baltimore, MD

In support of a Baltimore City Public Schools audit (as requested by CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises) of the formal and taught English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum to examine both the alignment to standards and the content depth/rigor.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$90,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of two-year funding for Improving Education, in partnership with Baltimore City Schools to develop an “Innovation Hub,” to establish two to three educational improvement networks to address literacy, and to launch an Entrepreneur Teacher Network.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward the Year 4 implementation of Baltimore’s Promise, a collaborative, city-wide, cradle-to-career initiative.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$51,145
Baltimore, MD

To expand the number and quality of Baltimore City Robotics after-school/summer programming in up to 75 elementary, middle, and high schools; and rigorously prepare Baltimore Robotics League teams for state and national Robotics competitions.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

To support ongoing and expanding efforts to identify, promote, and advance opportunities to significantly improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public Schools students.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$13,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the second season of the Baltimore Bolts Citywide FIRST Competitive Robotics Team.

Johns Hopkins University/Center for Social Organization of Schools

$19,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of a data system pilot and evaluation of the summer learning programs funded by the Summer Funding Collaborative in 2017.

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

$100,000
Boston, MA

To relaunch a Mentoring Resource Center in Baltimore City as an affiliate of MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership.

New Leaders - Baltimore

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Emerging Leaders and Aspiring Principals programs to prepare future principals and leaders in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Reading Partners

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For the continuation of Reading Partners literacy tutoring initiative for 900 underperforming K-4 students in 18 Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) elementary schools.

Saint Frances Academy

$359,128
Baltimore, MD

In support of covering costs for eight remaining homeless students in the Father Joubert boarding program at St. Frances Academy.

Teach For America-Baltimore

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of Teach For America (TFA) Baltimore's new development models to maximize the leadership of the Baltimore teaching community.

The Community School, Inc.

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For the expansion and third year of the diploma program at the newly-certified, non-public Community School, an accelerated academic and mentoring high school for students who have failed in Baltimore City Public Schools.

The Family League of Baltimore City, Inc.

$45,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing training for the roll-out of Family League of Baltimore's new management information system.

The Ingenuity Project

$400,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2017-2018 Ingenuity Project, an advanced math, science, and research program for 630 Baltimore City public middle and high school students.

The Literacy Lab

$50,000
Washington, DC

In support of the Literacy Lab’s early childhood and elementary programming in Baltimore City.  

The Maryland Book Bank

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding to support the initial rent for the Maryland Book Bank and the launch of the Baltimore Community Warehouse in Hampden for three similar educational non-profits.

The Urban Alliance Foundation, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For support towards doubling the size of the Urban Alliance Baltimore High School Construction-sector CTE Internship program.

Thread, Inc.

$1,700,000
Baltimore, MD

For four-year scale-up of the Thread Community Model to serve 60 percent of the lowest performing ninth grade students in Baltimore City Schools by 2021.

Urban Teachers

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide funding for scaling the number of teachers trained for Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), and to achieve financial sustainability in Baltimore by 2019.

Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Summer Arts and Learning Academy expansion.

Workforce Development

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative.

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH)

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of improving opportunities for careers in healthcare for residents of Baltimore City while meeting the employment needs of partner hospitals and long term care facilities.

Baltimore City Community College Foundation, Inc.

$39,534
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Quick Start to Careers project, which aims to connect lower-skilled individuals to career training and adequate employment.

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

$80,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the BioSTART and Laboratory Associates programs.

CASA de Maryland, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Baltimore Welcome Center, an employment placement service for day laborers and low-income workers.

Center for Urban Families, Inc.

$300,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of STRIVE Baltimore, a job training and placement service for men and women.

Citywide Youth Development

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the EMAGE (Entrepreneurs Making and Growing Enterprises) workforce development program.

Civic Works, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Green Career Pathways Out of Poverty program for Baltimore City residents. 

Community College of Baltimore County

$275,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of enrolling 250 Baltimore City high school students in a training program that leads to their employment in entry-level positions that offer a career pathway in the Baltimore region.

Humanim, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the City Seeds program which provides job training and job creation.

Intersection of Change

$59,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of Art@Work, a five-week summer mural artist apprenticeship program for 80 youth in the Reservoir Hill and Waverly communities.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of the Careers in Manufacturing Programs (CMP) to prepare low-income adults and disadvantaged job seekers for entry-level positions in the manufacturing and construction industries.

Maryland Center for Adult Training, Inc.

$40,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), and GED prep training programs for unemployed and underemployed youth and adults in Baltimore City.

Maryland New Directions

$120,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of providing employment assistance to more than 300 job-seekers.

NPower, Inc.

$125,000
Brooklyn, NY

In support of the Tech Fundamentals program.

Point Source Youth

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of scaling up three interventions in an effort to end youth homelessness in Baltimore.

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