The Maryland Philanthropy Network has a long history of supporting and hosting initiatives and collaborations -- this is one of the most powerful ways we realize our mission and strategic goal of leading, with and for our members, efforts to influence critical issues, improve community conditions and strive for transformative change. Member shared interests and goals fuel our role as a host supporting innovation and impact; and as an association advancing philanthropy and collaboration with key partners and stakeholders across the state.
Baltimore Regional Anchor Collaborative
The Baltimore Regional Anchor Collaborative is coming together for the primary purposes of peer exchange, shared learning and increased collaboration with a focus on building healthier communities and supporting economic growth in the Baltimore region. Rooted in Baltimore and Baltimore County, participating anchors in the educational and healthcare sectors have an enormous impact on the region as key employers, providers of essential health care and educational services, purchasers of local goods and services, developers of infrastructure and image makers for our region. This group builds off of the former Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP). From 2010 – 2019, the BIP was focused on economic inclusion, particularly through contracting, procurement and hiring. The publication “Collectively We Rise: The Business Case for Economic Inclusion” provides an overview of the BIP and presents case studies that demonstrate how economic inclusion makes sense for individuals businesses, and institutions, and for the Baltimore region as a whole.
Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC)
BWFC is a local partner of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and a member of its network of more than 30 regional collaboratives across the country. BWFC members align investments and co-develop strategies to better to connect Baltimore area jobseekers and workers to good jobs and to build prosperous communities by testing innovative approaches to workforce development, engaging business and community leaders and spreading successful models and programs. Click here to read more about BWFC.
Maryland Community Foundations Association (MCFA)
The Maryland Community Foundations Association (MCFA) connects and promotes community foundations as a form of philanthropy benefitting towns, cities and rural areas across our state. This group convenes in support of their shared missions and focus on helping individuals, families and businesses plan and carry out their charitable giving; and in building endowments to serve their regions' changing needs. Click here to read more about MCFA.
Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative (PN-5 Collab)
This peer group is focused on learning together about the needs of pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 and how to best support them. This group is newly forming and any Maryland Philanthropy Network member who would like to connect and learn about investing in and supporting Prenatal to Five spaces is welcome. Click here to read more about the PN-5 Collab.
School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative (SCNI)
The School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative is a strategic effort to leverage the 21st Century Buildings program $1.1 billion investment in schools construction and renovation through the alignment of resources, partners, and programs that can support transformational neighborhood revitalization. Click here to read more about SCNI.