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 Civic Fund: Digital Equity Fund Round 2
The Digital Equity Fund aims to help bridge the digital divide in Baltimore City. Round two of the Digital Equity Fund will invest in initiatives across three different grant categories to help address gaps in digital literacy and skills including Digital Literacy Education Training; Advanced Digital Education and IT Fundamentals Programming; and Digital Creatives and Virtual Makerspaces Programming. Eligible applicants are Baltimore-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who serve Baltimore residents. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 14, 2024Click 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.

The Campbell Foundation: General Grants
Established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays; The Campbell Foundation is pleased to accept proposals for unsolicited grants. This opportunity is only open to new grantees, not organizations that are current or previous grantees of The Campbell Foundation. The budget for each grant cycle is $50,000. Individual grants will vary in size, but will be no greater than $25,000. The next deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2024. 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.

France-Merrick Foundation: Grants Program
The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant-making within the State of Maryland and primarily within the greater Baltimore area. The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings, as opposed to annual giving or ongoing operational support. The next deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is August 23, 2024. 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. Management Assistance Grants provide funds for nonprofit organizations to engage the consulting expertise needed to facilitate initiatives such as strategic planning, program evaluation, merger exploration, and fund development and sustainability. Click here for more information.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Community Action Awards
The Community Action Awards provide microgrants to nonprofits working to make the DMV region more equitable and inclusive by addressing issues and challenges highlighted in the VoicesDMV Community Insights report. The Community Action Awards are part of VoicesDMV, our community listening and engagement initiative launched in 2017 to explore our region’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. The deadline to apply is June 24, 2024 but applying early is encouraged since grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Maryland Department of Aging: FY25 Community Housing/Healthy Aging Grants
The Maryland Department of Aging is currently accepting grant applications from not-for-profit and local government agencies to support low-income older Marylanders in community housing settings to improve healthy lifestyles and prevent the need to transition to higher levels of care. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on June 14, 2024. 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: personal/professional development and support; offsetting harm done by past fiscal sponsors; or for support of specific work around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

The Marion I. + Henry J. Knott Foundation: General Fund 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. General Fund Grants program is their responsive funding vehicle and provides support across five program areas: arts & humanities, Catholic activities, education, health care, and human services, to organizations working to strengthen communities, build opportunities, and create safe and healthy spaces for individuals and families to thrive. The next deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is October 7, 2024. 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), at favorable rates 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. For the funder, the principal benefit is that the repayment can be recycled for another charitable purpose. They award low-interest loans of $10,000 - $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits for periods up to six months. Learn more about the cash flow loan program.

Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program and Fund: Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan Account (NIMBL)
This interest-free, micro bridge loan program and fund supports the operations of nonprofit entities.Nonprofits receiving NIMBL funding must be located in the State and determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from taxation under Section 501(c) (3), (4), or (6) under the Internal Revenue Code. The program is administered by the Maryland Nonprofit Development Center and the Maryland Department of Commerce. Learn more about the NIMBL 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.

Morgan CARES: Community Awards Program
The Morgan CARES Community Award is a small seed funding initiative intended to support community-campus collaborations. The goal of this small award is to promote and strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations and groups, and members of academia at Morgan State University. It is the hope that these connections form a strong foundation that supports the emergence of responsive, community-led public health initiatives that promote health equity in communities across Baltimore City. Morgan CARES can support up to 10 Community Award projects a year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed quarterly. Click here for more information.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development: Small Business Grants to Strengthen Local Economies
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development plans to target investments to activate vacant spaces in business corridors and support small businesses with start up or expansion funds while creating jobs and increasing local economic activity. There are two paths that the grant funding can be accessed: economic development entities can apply for Project Restore 2.0, which will incentivize commercial investment in downtowns, Main Streets and other business districts by providing funding for entities to subgrant to businesses. Or eligible new and expanding small businesses in designated Sustainable Communities can apply for funding directly through Business Boost. 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.