COVID

The Foundation has a multi-stage approach to supporting nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore area. By doing what we can to meet response, recovery and resilience needs, we hope to partner nimbly and strategically to respond to multiple stages of this crisis and eventual recovery. We appreciate all that nonprofit, government and private sector organizations are doing to support Baltimoreans in this time of crisis.

Grantees
For our current grantees, we will extend reporting deadlines if needed, be flexible with grant requirements (such as changes in timelines) as a result of COVID disruptions, and guarantee that all existing grant commitments will be paid moving forward.  As for site visits and meetings, we remain available to past and potential grantees for phone calls, video chats and emails as we work remotely. 

Emergency Response
In the initial months of the coronavirus outbreak and its associated health and economic crisises, we allocated almost $1.5 million to COVID emergency response through invited proposals and applications from the COVID-19 Response Funding Collaborative of Greater Baltimore.  These emergency grants represent over 20% of approved dollars for our most recent fiscal year, which ended in June 2020 and include several types of support as shown. For a complete list of emergency grantees, please see below

Future
Our grantmaking over the next few months will follow our existing guidelines, with consideration for organizations that are critical to the recovery and future resilience of our community. Please see our areas of focus and application guidelines (link), or contact us (link) for more information.

COVID Emergency Funding Grantees

Food & Supplies

  1. Ahavas Yisrael Charity Fund: $10,000
  2. Arena Players: $10,000
  3. Baltimore Hunger Project: $10,000
  4. Baltimore Immigrant Community Fund: $100,000
  5. Baltimore ToolBank: $10,000
  6. Black Yield Institute: $10,000
  7. Bon Secours Community Works:  $10,000
  8. Broken Wall Community Church:  $10,000
  9. BUILD - Turn Around Tuesday:  $10,000
  10. CASA de Md:  $30,000
  11. Community Assistance Network: $10,000
  12. Farm Alliance:  $15,000
  13. Fayette St. Outreach: $10,000
  14. First Fruits Farm:  $30,000
  15. Food Rescue Baltimore:  $10,000
  16. Franciscan Center: $50,000
  17. Henderson-Hopkins School: $10,000
  18. Homeless Persons Representation Project:  $10,000
  19. Humanim: $10,000
  20. JHU Children's Center: $10,000
  21. KEYS Empowers: $10,000
  22. Maryland Family Network: $10,000
  23. Md Food Bank: $50,000
  24. Meals on Wheels: $30,000
  25. MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital:  $10,000
  26. Moveable Feast: $35,000
  27. Pearlstone Center: $10,000
  28. ReBuild Metro: $10,000
  29. Salvation Army:  $15,000
  30. SouthEast CDC:  $10,000
  31. St. Francis Neighborhood Center:  $10,000
  32. Stillmeadow Church: $10,000
  33. Student Support Network: $10,000
  34. University of MD Medical System: $10,000

Healthcare

  1. Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Heathcare: $10,000
  2. Baltimore Crisis Response: $10,000
  3. Baltimore Health Corps: $250,000
  4. Baltimore Medical System: $10,000
  5. BioTechnical Institute: $15,000
  6. Black Mental Health Alliance: $10,000
  7. Catholic Charities: $40,000
  8. Dent Education: $10,000
  9. HealthCare Access Maryland: $10,000
  10. Healthcare for the Homeless: $50,000
  11. HeartSmiles: $10,000
  12. Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: $20,000
  13. Pro Bono Resource Center: $10,000
  14. Shepherds Clinic:  $12,000

Digital Equity

  1. Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (Univ. of Baltimore): $10,000
  2. Digital Equity Coalition: $50,000
  3. KIPP: $145,000
  4. YouthWorks: $25,000

Organizational Sustainability

  1. Y of Central Maryland: $100,000

Safe Living

  1. Baltimore Artist Relief: $15,000
  2. Charm City Care Connection: $10,000
  3. Fuel Fund of Maryland: $10,000
  4. St. Vincent de Paul: $40,000
  5. TurnAround: $10,000
  6. United Workers: $10,000