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 Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success: Child Care COVID-19 Stability Fund
Recognizing the pivotal role child care centers play in the re-opening of Baltimore City’s economy, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has announced the Child Care COVID-19 Stability Fund. The City will provide grant funding to child care providers located in Baltimore City of up to $20,000 for licensed child care centers and up to $5,000 for registered family child care homes to support costs including virtual learning expenses, personal protection equipment (PPE), payroll, supplies, rent, fixed debt payments, and other business-critical cash operating costs. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2020. Click here for more information.
Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development: Community Catalyst Grants
In 2018, the City of Baltimore launched the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG) to support locally driven community development work. The program has provided capital funds and operating funds for community-driven revitalization efforts. Eligible organizations include community development corporations, neighborhood-based development organizations, umbrella organizations and other neighborhood-based organizations. Eligible projects support locally-driven revitalization initiatives and help advance neighborhood revitalization and transformation. The deadline to apply is December 18, 2020. Click here for more information.
Baltimore Civic Fund: Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund
The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) is now accepting applications for summer 2021 programs. Now in its seventh year, the SFC works to expand summer enrichment opportunities for young people in Baltimore City. Collaborative members currently include: the Abell Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Clayton Baker Trust, Constellation, Family League of Baltimore, France-Merrick Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Hinkey-Benson Family Fund, Lockhart Vaughan Foundation, and Under Armour. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2020. Click here for more information.
Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative
The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) is now accepting applications for summer 2021 programs. Now in its seventh year, the SFC works to expand summer enrichment opportunities for young people in Baltimore City. Collaborative members currently include: the Abell Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Clayton Baker Trust, Constellation, Family League of Baltimore, France-Merrick Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Hinkey-Benson Family Fund, Lockhart Vaughan Foundation, and Under Armour. To be considered for funding, summer programs must promote academic, social, and emotional growth in children and youth and strive to be inclusive of students of all abilities. Applicants must primarily serve children and youth from low-income families who live in Baltimore City and have a plan to serve healthy meals to program participants, if operating for four or more hours per day with in-person programming. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2020. Click here for more information.
Baltimore Women's Giving Circle Grants
The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle at the Baltimore Community Foundation brings together women from diverse backgrounds with a common goal: to empower women and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. To that end, they welcome applications for grants of up to $25,000 from nonprofit organizations that serve women and their families in Baltimore City and/or Baltimore County and/or whose projects and services promote self-sufficiency. Promoting self-sufficiency is interpreted to mean supporting women of all ages and their families to live healthy, productive lives. Grants will focus on assisting those who are economically disadvantaged. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020. Click here for more information.
Chesapeake Bay Trust: Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program
The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Trust, the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration, and the City of Annapolis. This award program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and County and City of Annapolis’ Stormwater Management Inventory and Watershed Improvement Plan, which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways. The pre-application sit visit deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021, and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 4, 2021. Click here for more information.
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County: Fund for Community Healing
The Fund for Community Healing was established in honor of the Capital Gazette newspaper employees and their families. Grants will be awarded in the following priority giving areas that pertain to community healing and crisis prevention: trauma counseling programs; crisis response, prevention, and/or intervention programs; mental and behavioral health programs; creating and/or maintaining a physical memorial to the victims of the Capital Gazette tragedy. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2020. Click here for more information.
Community Foundation of Washington County: 2021 Responsive Grants
The Community Foundation’s Responsive Grants will focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives within the following areas: Family Stability, including all stages of life, financial literacy, employment, mental health, and basic needs; Youth Development with a focus on mentoring, school readiness, and advocacy; Arts, recreation and educational opportunities for our youth and the underserved. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2020. 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.
HoCoRespond: COVID-19 Emergency Grants
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are sustaining their strong partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic and announcing another $200,000 in available funds to support nonprofits working on the frontlines in Howard County through HoCoRespond. The deadline to submit the application is November 23, 2020. Click here for more information.
Horizon Foundation: Community Advocacy Grants
The Horizon Foundation of Howard County leads community change so everyone in Howard County can live a longer, better life. The purpose of this strategic opportunity is to build the organizing and advocacy capacity of community organizations by helping them to use their power to advance issues that matter most to them and their community. The organization selected will become a key partner in one of the Foundation’s issue campaigns. Its staff, leadership, and members will learn essential organizing and advocacy skills by practicing them in a real-time policy campaign in conjunction with the Foundation and its other partners. The deadline to submit the application is November 30, 2020. 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 citities including Baltimore, MD. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.
United Way of Central Maryland: Family Stability Program Grant
The United Way of Central Maryland is seeking grant applications from organizations wishing to serve as funded partners in the implementation of a regional homelessness prevention program model with demonstrated success. United Way’s Family Stability Program (FSP) works to prevent homelessness for at-risk families. It is based on the Siemer Institute’s evidence-based model used nationwide to prevent homelessness for families. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on November 20, 2020. Click here for more information.
United Way of Central Maryland: Neighborhood Grant Program
The United Way of Central Maryland Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets under $500,000.00 in their current Fiscal Year to receive between $2,500 to $10,000 in funding to carry out neighborhood-centered projects that will be informed by local residents and inspire community connection. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on November 24, 2020. 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.