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

AccelerateBaltimore: Small Community Grants
AccelerateBaltimore is looking for the next round of Baltimore-based startups to participate in its accelerator program. Five startups will be selected to receive $50,000 in seed funding and participate in a 13-week training program. The program, an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), is funded by the Abell Foundation. Applications are open until December 5, 2021. Click here for more information.

Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works: Small Community Grants
Baltimore City Health Department is partnering with Civic Works to provide grants between $500-$10,000 for organizations and leaders working in Baltimore City who are facilitating COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 vaccination outreach and education efforts. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until all available funds have been distributed. Applications are currently open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Recovery Programs: American Rescue Plan Act Funding
Baltimore City has chosen to establish an online application process for the American Rescue Plan Act funding. Funding will be available to support projects for City agencies and organizations external to the City. Projects must have a minimum request of $250,000 to be considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Community Foundation: Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds
The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds was established in 2012 for the purpose of providing gap funding for non-profits in the Baltimore community. The purpose to which Mitzvah Fund monies may be applied are broadly defined. Proposals may include funding for unrestricted needs, transportation, staffing, etc. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts: Arts in Action Education Grants
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts is excited to announce  Arts In Action Arts Education grant opportunities for teaching artists and non profit organizations with an arts education focus. Arts in Action grants support arts education projects/classes/workshops that take place in-school, after school, or in local community settings for the Spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic school year. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2021. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative: Summer 2022 Grants
The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative consists of over 10 organizations that fund high-quality summer programs serving children and young adults from low-income families in Baltimore City. The SFC aims to help more young people attend high-quality summer programs. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on December 3, 2021. Click here for more information.

Community Heart and Soul: Seed Grant Program
The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to start the Community Heart & Soul model. Community Heart and Soul is a four-phase, step-by-step process that brings residents together to chart a course forward that recognizes and honors the unique character of their town and the emotional connection of the people who live there. Applications are currently open on a rolling basis. 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.

Frederick County: Community Partnership Grants
The  Frederick County Community Partnership Grant program awards competitive grants to non-profit organizations serving the needs of county residents. These grants can be used for one-time needs or for operating funds. Grants will specifically target County priorities including Senior, Housing and Community needs. Applications are due by 4 PM on December 14, 2021Click 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 Horizon Foundation: 2021 Community Opportunity Grants
The Horizon Foundation makes grants to organizations working to address our strategic priorities and the broader goal of improving the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County. Community Opportunity Grants help nonprofits carry out their mission more effectively. These are one-time grants with applications accepted on a rolling basis annually from January until Community Opportunity Grant funds are depleted. Click here for more information.

The Marion I. + Henry J. Knott Foundation: Cash Flow Loans
The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation is a Catholic family foundation that strives to strengthen communities in central and western Maryland while preserving the Knott legacy of giving. In an effort to increase the impact of their resources and respond more quickly to the needs of the nonprofit community, the foundation began providing cash flow loans, also called program-related investments (PRIs), to support activities that have a direct charitable purpose. For the recipient, the primary benefit is access to capital at lower costs and faster turnaround times than may otherwise be available. They award low-interest loans of $10,000 - $30,000 to qualifying nonprofits for periods up to six months. Learn more about the cash flow loan program.

Maryland Department of Health - Community Health Resources Commission: Pathways to Health Equity Call for Proposals
The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) has issued its Call for Proposals for the Pathways to Health Equity grant program, which will provide $13 million in new grant funding to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in underserved communities. This new funding was made available by the “The Maryland Health Equity Resource Act,” approved during the 2021 legislative session, provides significant new grant funding and state resources for local communities to address health disparities, improve health outcomes, expand access to primary care and prevention services, and help reduce health care costs.  The deadline to apply is 12 Noon on December 7, 2021. Click here for more information.

Nature Sacred: Call for Projects
The Nature Sacred Call for Projects is dedicated to US organizations interested in designing a Sacred Place in partnership with Nature Sacred for implementation. Nature Sacred offers a collaborative design process and access to the Nature Sacred Firesoul Network. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

New York Foundation for the Arts: Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new emergency grant program for professional dancers. This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers* in need,** who are in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you were displaced due to COVID-19, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. The deadline to apply for Cycle 1 is January 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 cities including Baltimore, MD. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Helen J. Serini Foundation: Major and Small Grant Programs
The Helen J. Serini Foundation supports innovative interventions that remove or address root causes of systemic barriers to health, safety, shelter, and opportunity in the communities where we work and live. The major grants program provides unrestricted/general operating grants for organizations whose overall mission aligns with that of the foundation while their smaller grants program supports specific projects: professional/leadership development; offsetting harm/costs of a fiscal sponsor entity; or for support of a specific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative.  Applications are open on a rolling basis. 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.