Youth Grantmakers (YG) is a permanent, youth-led grantmaking body through which private and public youth-serving resources can flow. Baltimore’s Promise serves as the organizational home for this initiative working with local Funders and youth themselves to create a pooled grantmaking model. This intergenerational, grantmaking model has been developed in partnership with older youth from Baltimore City ages 16-24 as the inaugural cohort of YGs.
According to the Baltimore City Youth Opportunities Landscape, only 9% of youth opportunities are available to youth ages 16-24 who have graduated high school or are not in school or working. Therefore, in response to the overwhelming need for more opportunities, this first cycle of grantmaking distributed $525,000 in resources to support 10 youth-serving organizations providing economic opportunity and mobility programming for Baltimore City older youth ages 16-24.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Maryland Nonprofits for a conversation with the City of Baltimore about the recent Abell Foundation's research report that highlighted the challenges facing nonprofit organizations stemming from the City grants and contracts process along with potential solutions. City government leaders will share information about improvements underway with their grants and contracting processes, reforms that the city aims to make in the future, along with a discussion about how the philanthropic community can support those efforts.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network, the Abell Foundation, and the Middendorf Foundation for a joint program examining recent research on Baltimore City’s contracting, payment, and permitting processes and how delays in those processes negatively affect non-profits and the high-need communities they serve. At this briefing, you will hear from authors of the newly released Abell Report on the City’s contracting process and learn about the findings from a joint Middendorf/MPN study on the City’s permitting and grantmaking systems. The goals of the briefing are to share the scale and scope of the challenges, recommend changes, and discuss how funders can support the implementation of these changes in an effort to strengthen and support Baltimore’s non-profit sector.
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