Areas of Focus

The Foundation’s funding is aimed at increasing capacity of organizations to have a positive impact on lives and communities.  The Foundation has six main areas of focus: civic and culture, community and economic development, conservation, education, health and human services and historic preservation.  The Foundation funds within Maryland, with a particular focus on the Greater Baltimore area.  France-Merrick Foundation’s funding is focused on project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings which do not require ongoing financial support, as opposed to annual giving or operational support.

Click below on any of the pictures to learn more about each of our program areas.