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

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 Homeless Services: FY 2021 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity Program Competition
The Continuum of Care (CoC) program promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. The program promotes access to and effects utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families. The program optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2021. 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 Corps: Elevation Awards
Elevation Awards provides $10,000 to BIPOC Baltimore City residents that are interested in transformational leadership and community based development. This cohort-style program gives entrepreneurs not only a grant, but also 9 months to test out their community venture in a safe, low-risk environment. The deadline to apply is October 22nd, 2021. Click here for more information.

Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation: Grants
The Brown Family Foundation was established as a vehicle for the family to support charitable organizations addressing needs in the areas of health, the arts, and K-12 education. The Brown Family Foundation will consider grants that have direct impact on the African American community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and are focused in three general areas: the arts, K-12 education, and health (HIV/AIDS and cancer). The deadline to apply is October 6, 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.

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.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Food for Montgomery: Resilience Building
Food for Montgomery is a public-private initiative created to address the alarming spike in food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFP is for nonprofit partners committed to building a more resilient, efficient, nimble, and equitable food security system across Montgomery County. Specifically, this Resilience Building grant opportunity will focus on helping partners pivot, collaborate, and/or innovate their food security work. The deadline to apply is September 28th. 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.

Fusion Partnership: InFusion Community Grants Program
Through InFusion Community Grants, Fusion Partnership is able to provide support, funding, and fiscal sponsorship for resident-driven, approved, and led projects in East Baltimore neighborhoods of C.A.R.E, McElderry Park, and Middle East. From film festivals to COVID-19 relief efforts and storytelling workshops, InFusion Community Grants capacity builds for leaders healing their neighborhoods in ways that are authentic to them! The deadline to apply is October 18, 2021. Click here for more information.

Jewish Women's Giving Foundation of Baltimore: Grants
The Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore (JWGF), a program of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, offers its membership opportunities to discover the power of women’s philanthropy and to gain an understanding of the needs of self-identifying women and girls through a collaborative grant-making process. We strive to award grants through both a gender and Jewish lens, honoring the tradition of tzedekah (philanthropic giving) and tikkun olam (improving the world). All grant decisions are made collectively. The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is October 15, 2021. Learn more about the grant program

The Marion I. + Henry J. Knott Foundation: Grants
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. The next deadline to submit a Letter Of Inquiry is October 4, 2021. Click here for more information. Did you know the Knott Foundation provides cash flow loans? 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 Humanities: Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Grants
Maryland Humanities will accept applications to its $910,000 Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Recovery Grants Fund. The goal of this new opportunity is to sustain Maryland’s public humanities infrastructure and to ensure that organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19 can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s communities to access and engage with public history, cultural heritage, and civic learning during this continued unprecedented time. Grants will support nonprofit general operating expenses. Eligible nonprofit organizations include: museums, historic sites, preservation and historical societies, and community and cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.  Learn more about the cash flow loan program.

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.

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.