Rooted in Baltimore. Growing Community. Enriching Lives.

Who We Are

Building upon the legacy of its founders over fifty years ago, the France-Merrick Foundation strives to improve and enrich the quality of life throughout the state of Maryland, with a special interest in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The Foundation invests in non-profit organizations that serve the unique needs of people and places throughout the state.

Like our logo, the Foundation sees itself planting seeds of innovation, capacity building, and program expansion through its grants to organizations that positively affect people and communities in which they serve. The Foundation branches out to touch many facets of civic, educational and social issues to help grow, strengthen, and support vibrant and healthy communities. Grants that impact multiple funding areas as well as projects that are able to leverage additional resources are especially appealing.