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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2003.
Health & Human Services
North American Family Institute, Inc.
Capital funding for renovations of Harbor House, a short-term residential shelter for 15 youth in Baltimore City in need of a safe haven. This secure home will serve youth referred by the Departments of Juvenile Services and Social Services who need temporary shelter because of family crises, nonviolent juvenile offenses, or records for running away. Before being reunited with their families, or placed in a foster, adoptive or group home, the youth receive counseling, medical and mental health referral, and on-site remedial educational services.
Park Heights Community Health Alliance
Toward the construction costs of a community-based and-managed. Men's Health Center serving uninsured and underinsured low-income men in the Park Heights Avenue community. The health complex serves approximately 3,000 men annually, offering comprehensive medical services, including primary medical care, health education, disease screening, management of HIV/AIDS, counseling for substance abuse and mental health, and support group therapy.
Parks & People Foundation
For support of the after-school Youth Sports Programs for 1,300 elementary and middle school students in Baltimore City public schools. It is expected that players will maintain at least a C average and 90 percent school attendance.
Patrick Allison House
Two-year support for a therapeutic transitional housing program to serve ex-offenders in Baltimore City who are facing re-entry challenges of housing, drug treatment, and employment.
Recovery Network Foundation
For renovation costs of a facility to be used as a transitional housing program for 15 uninsured and indigent addicted males in Baltimore City. The program will also address the medical, legal, occupational, vocational, educational and future housing needs of the residents.
Rose Street Community Center
For continued support of drug treatment and job training programs for 2003-2004. 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 participants to assist with living expenses while enrolled in self-help programs.
Second Chance, Inc.
To provide trainee stipends for a job training program in construction industry trades for unemployed Baltimore residents.
Sharp-Leadenhall Planning Committee
For the purchase and installation of video cameras inside and outside the Sharp-Leadenhall development, designed to control crime.
The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development
Fifth-year funding of the STRIVE Baltimore Program, a comprehensive job training and placement service for unemployed and underemployed men and women. The three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through workshops that focus on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills. Core services include job placement with long-term follow-up, one-on-one and group counseling, and case management.
The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development
In support of the JumpStart Electrical Training Program. The 40-hour, one-week course is designed to train STRIVE graduates to become electricians' helpers. STRIVE's goal is to train 40 participants and place 32 graduates into employment, and enroll JumpStart graduates in the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprentice Program.
The Enterprise Foundation
Two-year funding for the continuation of the Re-Entry Partnership (REP) initiative, expanding the program into the Park Heights Avenue area REP incorporates both a pre-release and post-release component to work with offenders on work readiness, life skills and social needs. In order to ensure the ex-offender a smooth transition back into the community, REP makes available an array of support services, including transportation at time of release.
The Northeast Youth League, Inc.
For the renovation costs of the baseball field at DeWees Park in the Mid-Govans community of northeast Baltimore. The field provides an expanded and safe athletic program for neighborhood youth.
The Samaritan Center
For funding of the Travel Voucher Program, providing homeless persons in need of travel assistance with vouchers for bus travel.
The Shepherd's Clinic
Two grants for continued funding of operating costs to provide primary medical and dental care to uninsured people in Baltimore City.
United Way of Central Maryland
For general support of United Way's effort to address human services and health needs in the Central Maryland region.
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
Fifth-year funding of a transportation program to provide reconditioned cars for participants of the Affordable Housing Initiative program, and to other low-income residents of Baltimore City who need cars to get to work.
Youth Enterprise Services, Inc.
Toward the purchase of a property for use as a residential treatment facility for at-risk adolescent males.
Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development
Second-year funding for the Neighborhood Conservation Program, a community conservation initiative in the outer-ring neighborhoods such as Ashburton, Forest Park, Lauraville and Windsor Hills. The purpose of the project is to identify vacant properties within highly marketable neighborhoods and to determine whether current owners intend to reinvest, whether the properties are suitable for acquisition and rehabilitation, and whether abandoned properties should be demolished.
Baltimore Development Corporation
For administrative expenses of Maglev-Maryland, a program to support the development of a magnetic levitation high-speed train. When fully operational, the train will reduce travel time between Baltimore and Washington to less than 20 minutes.
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.
Toward expenses of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, which will help fund the collaborative effort to strengthen participating Baltimore neighborhoods. Expenses funded include salary for a marketing coordinator to promote neighborhood reinvestment and to match homeowners and homebuyers to home improvement financing opportunities.
Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity
For partial renovation costs of 15 vacant houses for sale to low-and middle-income families, and for the purchase of a pickup truck to facilitate construction.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
For continued support of the facade Improvement Program coordinator's position The coordinator markets and administers a facade grant program funded by the City of Baltimore. By offering matching grants to property owners, the Partnership encourages private investment in downtown properties and businesses 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.
Friends of Patterson Park
For support of initiatives to revitalize Patterson Park Friends of Patterson Park advocates for capital improvements and develops events and programs for year-round activity in the park. By maximizing the public use and appreciation of the park, the initiatives are expected to increase the desirability of the surrounding neighborhoods, improve safety, and create a sense of stewardship of the park as a city resource.
Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.
Start-up costs of a new nonprofit organization to expand the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative beyond a pilot. To attract new homebuyers and encourage existing homeowners to invest in Baltimore's neighborhoods, Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. offers renovation loans and marketing assistance. The program aims to increase homeownership, the market value of homes, and the attractiveness of participating Baltimore neighborhoods.
Live Baltimore Home Center
To underwrite the costs of a program designed to attract new homebuyers and renters to Baltimore City. The Center provides neighborhood profiles and tours to prospective residents, creates a semi-annual City Living Resource Guide, maintains an extensive website, works with realtors to promote City and State homebuyer incentives, and participates in home buying outreach.
Office of the Mayor
Two-year funding in support of the Baltimore City Immigration Outreach Initiative, to encourage permanent residency in Baltimore City.
Patterson Park Community Development Corporation
For continued support of an initiative to clean streets and alleys in a 22-square-block area of the Patterson Park community. The strategy is designed to improve the appearance of the neighborhoods and to encourage residents to invest in neighborhoods adjacent to Patterson Park.
For continued support of the Historic Communities Investment Fund, a matching grant program designed to create additional historic districts in Baltimore City. These new and expanded districts will be eligible for the Maryland State historic rehabilitation tax credit refund.
Rebuilding Together Baltimore
Two-year funding for staffing to expand programs providing emergency repairs to low-income homeowners through volunteers and donations.
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council
Toward staffing costs of a rehabilitation specialist and a housing counselor to support the first year of Baltimore City's acquisition, renovation and resale of 200 houses in an effort to revitalize the Reservoir Hill neighborhood.
1000 Friends of Maryland
For general support to continue promotion of Smart Growth strategies, designed to stabilize and revitalize existing communities while protecting Maryland's natural resources.
The funding makes it possible for the Audubon Center in Patterson Park to continue serving as a conservation resource, providing a broad range of educational programs for all ages, adult workshops and family events
Center for Watershed Protection
For continued support of the Builders of the Bay program, designed to convene a series of county roundtable task forces. These roundtables investigate existing building codes and ordinances in their respective counties and make recommendations to their planning commissions, to ensure that each county's building codes are environmentally sensitive and economically feasible.
Maryland Public Interest Research Foundation
For continued funding of the Preventable Poisons Project, an initiative to reduce mercury and dioxin pollution from medical waste incinerators in Maryland.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
For 2003 membership dues.