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

The Abell Foundation: Regular Grants Program
The Abell Foundation awards grants to nonprofit community partners working to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. We provide seed funding for innovative pilots, support for ongoing community programs and services, and funding for capital projects. In addition to providing grant funding, the Foundation supports our nonprofit partners through connection to our local and national networks, as well as our team’s deep experience in and knowledge of Baltimore as it relates to our program areas. The small grants program includes all requests of $10,000 or less. Applications are currently open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Ausherman Family Foundation: General Grants
Ausherman Family Foundation is pleased to provide grants to organizations that serve Frederick County and are recognized as 501(c)(3) organizations or are fiscally sponsored by 501(c)(3)s. General Grants are awarded to fund costs for a variety of grantee activities. They can help with operating costs of an organization, and/or developing, implementing, and/or maintaining a project or program. Applications are currently open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Baltimore City: Cultural Spaces Capital Support Fund
Every two years, the City of Baltimore invites cultural organizations to apply for funding made available through General Obligation bonds for capital projects. These bonds are a small but critical component of the City's Capital Improvement Program. The goal is to provide capital support to organizations that promote arts and culture in Baltimore City and contribute to the City’s unique identity. The application is now available for FY24 & FY25 GO bonds. Applications are due August 15, 2022. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Community Foundation: Baltimore Progress Fund
First launched in 2020, BPF was formed to develop a new approach to funding grassroots campaigns and programs that prioritize the leadership of individuals and communities that are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) to secure racial justice and equity in Baltimore through structural and systemic change. BPF seeks organizations who have been historically left out of traditional funding streams and whose organizations are taking on bold structural reform campaigns. These campaigns should be radical and visionary in nature, and have the ability to shift power from the people who have it to the communities who need it. BPF uses a grantmaking model that combines the wisdom of donors and community leaders to identify, assess, and choose grantee partners strongly positioned to help bring about the racial justice and equity that Baltimore so desperately needs. Applications are due August 19, 2022. 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.

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Outreach and Restoration Grants Program
The Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Charles County, the City of Annapolis, the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Salisbury, Harford County, Howard County, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration, Queen Anne’s County, and Tradepoint Atlantic. This grant program encourages outreach, community engagement activities, and on-the-ground restoration projects that increase knowledge, change behavior, and accelerate stewardship of natural resources that involve residents in restoring local green spaces, waterways, and natural resources. Applications are due August 10, 2022. Click here for more information.

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County: Grants for Teachers
The purpose of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's Grants 4 Teachers program is to fund highly creative ideas that would otherwise be impossible due to school system funding constraints. Grants are awarded from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500. A volunteer committee of citizens including retired teachers, business people, and parents review the applications. The application process is easy and the grant is awarded directly to the school on behalf of a teacher. Applications are due September 30, 2022. Click here for more information.

Community Foundation of Frederick County: FY23 Strategic Grants Program
The Community Foundation of Frederick County's grantmaking program supports a wide variety of community interests and causes with one end goal in mind: improving the quality of life in Frederick County. This grant cycle awards funding related to the Community Foundation's strategic initiatives which are based upon the 2018 Human Needs Assessment and the update that was conducted in spring 2022. Applications are due August 15, 2022. 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.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Donors InVesting in the Arts Grants
The DIVAs Giving Circle is comprised of Montgomery County women who seek to enable youth to have life-changing experiences through the arts. For the 2022 cycle, the DIVAs are particularly interested in programs that foster mental health and healing, promote joyful self-expression, encourage conflict resolution and violence prevention, build bridges, and inspire hope. The deadline to apply is August 19, 2022 at 5 PM. 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 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.

MileOneCares: Regular Grants Program
MileOneCares, the philanthropic program of MileOne Autogroup/Heritage is committed to creating meaningful partnerships with those who are making lives better. We focus our efforts in the areas of access to safe transportation and strengthening our communities. These pillars are at the heart of our giving. We welcome proposals to assist in opportunities that fall within our giving priorities. We accept requests from non-profit organizations who are seeking monetary donations and sponsorships. Additionally, we offer a matching grants program which supports non-profits who are in need of a vehicle. All requests have rolling deadline and we will notify you of decisions within eight (8) weeks of receiving your completed application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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 $1,000 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: 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 small 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.