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

AARP: Community Challenge Quick-Action Grant Program
The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. In 2024, the AARP Community Challenge will be accepting applications for three different grant opportunities, flagship grants, capacity-building microgrants, and demonstration grants. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Click here for more information.

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.

Amtrak: Frederick Douglass Tunnel Historic Preservation Grant FundAmtrak: Frederick Douglass Tunnel Historic Preservation Grant Fund
Note: This is not an RFP for grant funding
Amtrak has posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an administrator of a $2.75 million Historic Preservation Grant Fund. This fund will pay for exterior stabilization, repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic properties within the Edmondson Avenue and the Midtown Edmondson Historic Districts. Any interested candidates interested in submitting a proposal to administer the grant fund should refer to Amtrak’s Procurement Portal,  https://www.amtrak.com/procurement, under “Non-Construction Business Opportunities” and contact Siata Freeman Sheriff, the Procurement Contract Agent (her email address is on the portal) to obtain relevant RFP paperwork. The deadline to submit proposals is March 18, 2024.

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 Children and Youth Fund: 2024 Grassroots Fund
The BCYF Grassroots Fund addresses traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing funding for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations in support of an organization’s overall mission. The Grassroots Fund will award five-year grants in the amount of $50,000 per year to a select number of eligible organizations. In addition to financial support, organizations awarded a grant from the Grassroots Fund will also receive rigorous capacity-building support to help them sustain and grow. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8, 2024. 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.

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, April 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.

David Brady Nonprofit Education Fund: 2024 Nonprofit Leadership Award
The David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund’s purpose is to provide an annual award that will enable a nonprofit leader in the Greater Washington region to attend an intensive executive training program. The David Bradt Nonprofit Leadership Award will grant between $5,000 to $10,000 for leaders to participate in professional development programs that will enhance their leadership, creative thinking, strategy, and management skills. The selection committee will have a two-stage process. The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest using the online form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23. 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 May 31, 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. 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.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: David Brady Nonprofit Education Fund 2024 Nonprofit Leadership Award
The David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund’s purpose is to provide an annual award that will enable a nonprofit leader in the Greater Washington region to attend an intensive executive training program. The David Bradt Nonprofit Leadership Award will grant between $5,000 to $10,000 for leaders to participate in professional development programs that will enhance their leadership, creative thinking, strategy, and management skills. The deadline to submit a letter of Interest is Friday, February 23, 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: 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.

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States: Grants
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States is pleased to announce open grant funding opportunities for two different focus areas for nonprofit organizations or government entities: 1) Economic Opportunity, in particular to increase procurement with diverse-owned businesses (up to 3 awards of $50,000) and 2) Food Is Medicine, in particular to support Medically Tailored Groceries and/or Produce Prescriptions (up to 1 award of $50,000). Letters of Interest are due on Wednesday, February 28th. 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.

Maryland Department of Agriculture: Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program Grants
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently accepting grant applications for the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) program. The purpose of the RFSI Program is to build resilience in the middle of the food supply chain, provide more and better markets to small farms and food businesses, support the development of value-added products for consumers, encourage fair prices and fair wages, and establish new and safe job opportunities. MDA has a cooperative agreement with USDA for $3.8 million dollars to implement this grant.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2024. Click here for more information.

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.

Miles White Beneficial Society: Grants
Miles White Beneficial Society is a Quaker and Baltimore based foundation that gives grants of up to $5,000 to Baltimore City based organizations who run projects or programs designed to meet the basic human needs of the residents of Baltimore City, or that provide educational or enrichment programs to young people in Baltimore City. The funding cycle has now opened, and grant applications have a due date of March 8, 2024. 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.

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.