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

City of Baltimore: Census 2020 Community Grants
To ensure the most complete and accurate count, the Baltimore City Complete Count Committee will be accepting applications for mini-grants to fund organizations that work and operate with populations and geographies in traditionally under-counted areas of the City. Funding will be provided for activities including public education, outreach, and information activities; providing access for individuals and families to complete the 2020 Census Form, communications and media work; partnerships with community and nonprofit organizations, faith institutions, small businesses, and local governments to conduct public education and outreach; block party or form-filling party. Get creative you know the best way to bring people together!  Click here for more information

City of Baltimore: Green, Healthy, Smart Challenge Grant Program
The Green, Healthy, Smart Challenge is a grant program for student-led sustainability projects in Baltimore City Public Schools. Students must be a part of an organized green team that meets to complete their project. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. 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. Letters of Interest are due no later than November 15, 2019. 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.

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.

Maryland State Arts Council: Public Arts Across Maryland Grants
Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local government to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project. There are two types of PAAM grants: Planning Grants to support community visioning, artist selection, and proposal development; and Implementation Grants to support the fabrication and installation of a public artwork. Applications are due on November 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

Maryland State Arts Council: Maryland Public Arts Initiative Grants
Maryland Public Art Initiative (MPAI) is the state’s percent-for-art program that commissions artists to design new, original and site-specific public art integrated in state capital construction projects, such as new or renovated buildings. Calls-to-Artists for MPAI projects are posted on this page. Click here for more information.

Many Hands: Impact and Partner Grants Program
Many Hands is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in need. We award four grants annually, one each in the focus areas of Education, Health, Housing, and Job Readiness:  our $100,000 Impact Grant and three Partner Grants. The size of our Partner Grants is determined by our annual fundraising; last year, each Partner Grant was $58,500. Applications will be accepted from October 1 through November 15, 2019. Awards will be announced in May 2020. The grant term is June 2020 through June 2021. Click here for more information.

Youth as Resources (YAR): Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization
YAR is considering youth designed initiatives where young people up to 23 years old use their power to organize to make lasting change around important issues including: school district policies, police accountability, system and institutional change and community control. Grants range from $500 - $3,500. Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adult. Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on: October 22nd at 5:00 p.m. and October 26th at 10:30 a.m. at the offices of the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read Street, 8th floor. Application deadline is on November 22nd by 5:00 p.m. Registration is required, and workshops may fill up. To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call (410) 576-9551 x1 or email