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. 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 Abell Foundation’s Board of Trustees considers grant requests greater than $10,000 five times per year. The next deadline to apply is May 2, 2022. Click here for more information.

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.

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. Currently, they are seeking grant applications that prioritize the 18-34 year-old age group. 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.

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.

EarthShare: The Energy of One, The Power of Many Grant Program
EarthShare is pleased to open its second-year grants program, The Energy of One, The Power of Many, in support of the transition to clean energy. This funding opportunity will continue to establish community-level initiatives focused on sustainable and equitable energy in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with an expansion to include Arizona. Selected nonprofits will receive grants from $5,000 to $50,000 for innovative proposals that promote public understanding around the complex and evolving role of energy in our daily lives. Applications are due by May 3, 2022. Click here for more information.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Children's Opportunity Fund Spring 2022 Grants
Recognizing the urgent need to work differently, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and County government teamed up with the Greater Washington Community Foundation to create the Children’s Opportunity Fund. Despite billions of dollars invested in education and an array of social service programs, an unacceptable achievement gap persists in Montgomery County. For that reason, COF spearheads community-wide solutions born from innovation, backed by investment, proven through data, and ready to scale in order to close the gap and address all children’s needs. The deadline to apply is May 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Click here for more information.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Martha's Table Community Impact Fund Grants
In response, we are proud to launch the Community Impact Fund at The Greater Washington Community Foundation. Through this fund, we will support and strengthen grassroots organizations in Ward 8 that have been historically excluded from institutional philanthropy and whose leadership and staff reflect the demographic composition and lived experiences of the communities they serve. The deadline to apply is May 20, 2022 at 5:00 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.

Hannon Armstrong Foundation: Southfcae GoodUse Program
Hannon Armstrong Foundation is sponsoring a grant-funded building energy efficiency program in partnership with Southface GoodUse. GoodUse works with grant recipients to identify areas for high-impact energy and water savings to increase resource efficiency, lower expenses, and improve indoor health. GoodUse also assists with project implementation through project scope support, engineering assistance, education, and contractor reviews. The Hannon Armstrong Foundation is currently in the process of sponsoring its second round of program grants. The next round of applications are due on June 10th. 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.

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: 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.