Requests for Proposals

As a membership organization, we are pleased to provide Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from our members to the broader community. 

Latest Requests for Proposals

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program
The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Trust, the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration, and the City of Annapolis. This award program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and County and City of Annapolis’ Stormwater Management Inventory and Watershed Improvement Plan, which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 4, 2021. Click here for more information.

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Community Engagement Mini-Grants
The Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Engagement grant provides up to $5,000 to non-profits, community associations, faith-based organizations and others in activities such as tree plantings, rain gardens, stream cleanups, and other projects to enhance communities and improve natural resources. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. Applications are currently open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

France-Merrick Foundation: Grants Program
The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant-making within the State of Maryland and primarily within the greater Baltimore area. The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings, as opposed to annual giving or ongoing operational support. The next deadline to submit a Letter Of Inquiry is June 4, 2021. Click here for more information.

The Fund for Change: Grants
The Fund for Change partners with groups working to build a society that is democratic, egalitarian and participatory. The Fund supports groups that organize underserved individuals and communities and influence policy makers by advocating for social change. Most of its funding is in Baltimore, although Maryland and national groups are considered. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

The Goldseker Foundation: Management Assistance Grants
The Goldseker Foundation is offering management assistance grants to support specific, well-defined organizational development initiatives of non-profit organizations. These are intended to help smaller, well-established nonprofits make investments in timely organizational development activities that would not otherwise be possible because of limited budget resources. Most management assistance grant recipients have operating budgets of less than $2 million. Click here for more information.

Johns Hopkins University: Fund for Community Safety Grants
The JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety will support community-led efforts to reduce violence in Baltimore, with a focus on the areas neighboring campuses in Mount Vernon, Charles Village, and East Baltimore. Applications for the Fund must be filed by community-based nonprofit organizations located in Baltimore, Maryland. These are organizations that are registered as nonprofits in Maryland and not an academic institution. The applicant organization is responsible for the accuracy of the application, for the management and oversight of the grant spending, and for providing required reports and other deliverables back to the Fund. Additionally, there is an expectation for collaboration with Johns Hopkins students, staff or faculty. Each application should include a budget allocation for the JHU collaborator of at least 10%. The deadline to apply is February 25, 2021 at 5 PM. Click here for more information.

The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation: Grant Program
The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore. They award approximately $2.5 million in grants each year across five program areas: Arts & Humanities; Catholic Activities; Education: Catholic Schools and Private Schools, Private colleges and universities; Health Care; and Human Services. Applications begin with a letter of inquiry and are accepted three times a year. The next deadline to submit a Letter Of Inquiry is June 7, 2021. Click here for more information.

Red Bull Arts: Microgrant Program
Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally. This initiative directly supports our community of artists through providing unrestricted aid. The adapted Microgrant program will award two $100 grants each month to artists in 20 citities including Baltimore, MD. Applications are open on a rolling basis.  Click here for more information.

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership: Community Grants Program
South Baltimore Gateway Partnership awards Community Grants that directly empower communities and causes in our neighborhoods. In order to be eligible to apply, your project must serve or otherwise benefit the residents, businesses, institutions or organizations with the District. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. Click here for more information.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Capital Grants Program
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is seeking high-quality capital projects within our priority communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities throughout the United States, and the State of Israel.  The Foundation will consider capital projects that incorporate evidence-based best practices and provide direct services for low-income and vulnerable populations, including older adults, families, children, and youth. Projects will receive full consideration regardless of the requested grant amount—whether $100,000 or more than $1 million. Click here for more information

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Small Grants Program
The Maryland Small Grants Program (MSGP) allows smaller Maryland and Northeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits to apply for a grant–operating, program, or capital–of up to $50,000 for two years ($100,000 total). This program includes all Foundation areas of giving. There is no application deadline. Click here for more information.

Youth as Resources: Grants
Youth As Resources, (YAR) is a youth-led grant making, community organizing and leadership development non-profit organization that helps youth address our most critical community and institutional challenges on our own termsYoung people (up to 23 years old) who want to dedicate themselves to addressing problems and meeting critical community needs are invited to apply for grants up to $5,000 to support youth-led community organizing projects. Youth who are interested in applying are required to attend a virtual workshop: Monday, March 22nd or Thursday, March 25thfrom 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM or Saturday, March 27th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2021. Click here for more information.

The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund: Grants
The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund supports programs that enhance individual and community potential. The Fund primarily is committed to programs that benefit residents of Baltimore City. The Fund welcomes proposals that are focused on the prevention and treatment of inter-generational complex trauma; advocacy, community organizing and systems change; and crisis response, with a focus on immigration, refugees, and asylum seekers. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Click here for more information.