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: Small 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. 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 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 Women’s Giving Circle: Support of women and children
The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle was established in 2001 to support opportunities for women and their children to live safe, healthy, independent and happy lives.  We provide grants to organizations that serve Baltimore City and County and the funds may be used for ongoing operating expenses and new and ongoing projects. Applications will be accepted between November 1 and December 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.

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.

Nature Sacred: The Neighborhood Nature Project 
Driven by research, informed by design and rooted in over two decades’ experience working with over 130 communities from all over the country—Nature Sacred honed a potent formula for integrating Sacred Places into built, diverse communities. The organization is seeking applications from communities interested in designing a Sacred Place in partnership with Nature Sacred. Nature Sacred offers a collaborative design process and access to the Nature Sacred Firesoul Network.  Additionally, this program will provide funds for construction. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022. 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.

United Way of Central Maryland: 2023 Neighborhood Grants Progarm
United Way of Central Maryland’s grantmaking supports programs and initiatives in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. The 2023 Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for organizations with total annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less to receive $2,500 to $10,000 in funding to carry out community-centered projects that are resident-driven, connect community members and create impact in Central Maryland. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on November 29, 2022. 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 terms. Young 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 community organizing projects and social enterprises created and controlled by youth. Youth who are interested in applying are required to attend a virtual workshop: Thursday, November 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM or Saturday, November 5th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2022. Click here for more information.