Examples of Past Grants

Below is a list of previously funded grants in each of the Foundation’s areas of focus. The list is meant to serve as an example of the types of projects and organizations that we have recently funded and is not exhaustive. Please view our Annual Reports (available under “Publications”) for a full list of grants by fiscal year.


  • Intersection of Change $100,000: To support the renovation of a formerly vacant home into a youth arts programming and new office space.
  • Jewish Museum of Maryland $40,000: To transform its museum gift shop into the JMM Production Studio to support new programming and community engagement initiatives.
  • Maryland Science Center $250,000: To support the planetarium renewal project.
  • Motor House $100,000: To make soundproof and enhance its black box theater for an improved performance experience and new sound stage functionality.
  • WombWork Productions, Inc. $60,000: To upgrade the flooring, security system, and technology in its black box theater in Rosemont, enhancing the production process, performance experience, and streaming capabilities.


  • Black Women Build – Baltimore $40,000: To purchase a boom lift to expand home renovations in West Baltimore.
  • Civic Works $300,000: To purchase and support critical capital improvements to the Center for Green Careers workforce development training facility.
  • National Center on Institutions and Alternatives $84,000: To purchase a TranSim basic truck driving simulator and two mobile tabletop air conditioning and refrigeration trainers.
  • Project Waves $233,000: To bridge the digital divide for formerly unhoused families and seniors at Chase House, Pratt House, and Hollins House affordable apartment dwellings.
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center $250,000: To support phase two of its capital campaign, which includes full renovation of the original house to add a multi-purpose community space, classrooms and enclosed courtyard.


  • American Chestnut Land Trust $100,000: To preserve 240 additional acres in the in the Governors Run and Parker Creek watershed with the purchase of two adjacent properties.  
  • 4MyCity, Inc. $80,000: To support the purchase of an anaerobic digestion composter that can process 2 tons of food waste daily.
  • Baltimore Tree Trust $200,000: To purchase pre-planting equipment to expand annual site preparation and tree planting capacity to 6,000 trees annually.
  • Climate Access Fund Corporation $250,000: To support the development and construction of the East Baltimore LMI Community Solar Project to be located on the rooftop of Henderson-Hopkins School campus.
  • Community Ecology Institute $45,000: To support the renovation of a former farm building into a Community Ecology Center at Freetown Farm.


  • Arts Every Day $50,000: To support the build-out of new versatile office space that will support recent growth and new initiatives.
  • Baltimore Curriculum Project $175,000: To support the expansion of Hampstead Hill Academy by 15,000 square feet to better accommodate students and staff.
  • Coppin State University $400,000: for the France-Merrick Endowed Scholarship to support low-income honors students from Baltimore City.
  • Next One Up $150,000: To create Base Camp, a bold and creative learning and social hub for young men in Baltimore.
  • Soccer Without Borders, Maryland $70,000: To support upgrades to its recently purchased headquarters in Highlandtown.


  • American Heart Association – Maryland Council $45,000: To support the blood pressure management and nutrition education initiatives for public housing residents in two buildings.
  • Baltimore Medical System $250,000: To support the new patient-centered medical center, dental clinic, pharmacy, and headquarters for the Baltimore Medical System in Southeast Baltimore.
  • Community Housing Associates, Inc. $238,000: To support renovations to 22 units of permanent supportive housing, including interior updates and window replacements.
  • Roberta’s House $150,000: To construct a healing rooftop garden on the Roberta’s House Family Grief Support Center.
  • Vision to Learn $120,000: To support a mobile vision clinic to provide free eye exams and glasses to underserved students in the Baltimore region.


  • Arch Social Club $200,000: To renovate a historic building and detached garage, including installation of a digital marquee, a three-story elevator, updated bathrooms and the creation of a new Cultural Arts and Science center.
  • Beloved Community Services Corporation $200,000: To support the redevelopment project to transform PS103 into the Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center, which will provide heritage tourism and community resource support in historic Upton.
  • Catoctin Furnace Historical Society $50,000: To preserve the original log worker houses in Catoctin Furnace.
  • Cylburn Arboretum Association, Inc. $250,000: To renovate the mansions’ historic carriage house to be developed into a new nature education center.
  • East Baltimore Historical Library $50,000: To purchase furniture and technology for the library’s first physical archive, exhibit, and programming space. 

(Left to right) Photos courtesy of: Next One Up, Material Inheritance Closing at Jewish Museum of Maryland (Photo by Sid Keiser), Soccer Without Borders