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Dayspring Programs, Inc.

Dayspring provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for 63 families, and Head Start services to 329 children at locations in East Baltimore (including on-site at the transitional housing facility).  Funding from the Abell Foundation will support Dayspring to expand its programming to include an Intensive Outpatient Treatment program (IOP) on-site to offer substance abuse counseling and mental health treatment to residents in the broader community


Belair-Edison Neighoborhoods, Inc.

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI) uses a variety of strategies to support existing renters and homeowners and attract new owner-occupants to its Northeast Baltimore community.  BENI facilitates investment in homes, support resident self-management, and ensure that new homeowners are financially well informed and prepared to manage the realities of owning a home.

Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Inc.

The Behavioral Health Leadership Institute operates low-barrier substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in communities throughout Baltimore City.  A grant from the Abell Foundation will provide on-going support for its mobile treatment van operating outside of the Baltimore City Detention Center.  The mobile van offers health screenings,  buprenorphine and mental health treatment on-site, and referrals to other community-based services to individuals leaving the detention center.

Strong Schools Maryland, fiscally sponsored by Fund for Educational Excellence

Strong Schools Maryland, founded in Spring 2017, is a time-bounded advocacy initiative with a goal for an adequately-funded education system in which virtually all Maryland students graduate on time from high school. At stake are the education funding and policy recommendations put forward by the mandated Kirwan Commission in 2019.

Baltimore Education Research Consortium

Launched by the Abell Foundation and Open Society Foundation in 2007, the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) at Johns Hopkins University pursues long- and short-term educational data analysis and research, and subsequently interprets and shares the findings with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), community, and stakeholder leaders.  Over the next two and one-half years, BERC will expand its work and support for youth in Baltimore by building a sustainable research and practice community that is open to any university or college in Maryland interested in working with B

Baltimore Curriculum Project, Inc.

In 2017, Baltimore Curriculum Project was named the Lead Education Partner in the $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant to redevelop the Perkins Homes neighborhood in East Baltimore.  The overall goal of the five-year City Springs College and Career Readiness (CCR) Program is to prepare City Springs students to graduate from high school successfully prepared to pursue careers of choice via successful completion of college or other post-secondary training.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

Baltimore Community ToolBank provides member organizations with access to tools and other items for use in community clean-ups, festivals, and other projects for a nominal fee.  The ToolBank’s Environmental Education project will develop a formal curriculum and educational programming for visitors. It will highlight the ToolBank’s use of 600,000 gallons of stormwater runoff collected annually in water cisterns and use of native plants and landscaping at its warehouse.  he programming will educate visitors and inspire them to undertake similar stormwater management projects. 

Association for the Public Defender of Maryland

The Association for the Public Defender of Maryland was created to support the activities of the  Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD), an independent state agency that provides legal representation to indigent defendants throughout the state.  This grant provides matching funds for two americorp volunteers who will be placed at OPD in Baltimore City to support pretrial reform efforts and expansion of the OPD social work program.

Alternative Directions, Inc.

Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI) has over 30 years of experience with prisoner re-entry services and pro se civil legal services. This grant will provide matching funds for ADI's Civil Legal Program which provides free legal assistance to individuals in prison or recently released from prison.  These pro-se services focus primarily on family and domestic legal issues and expungements.  


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