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

Baltimore Gas and Electric: Green Grants Program
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is now accepting applications from eligible nonprofits for grants of up to $10,000 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company's service area. Nonprofits may submit applications online. The deadline to apply is 6 PM on Friday, May 14. Click here for more information.

The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment: Youth Engagement in Grantmaking Initiative
The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment is seeking a new partnership with a consultant, business, or nonprofit to coordinate and execute a pilot program for our Youth Engagement in Grantmaking Initiative. The aim of this new program is to educate and engage youth community members around the processes and benefits of youth-driven, community-based, and community-informed philanthropy. The deliverable for this pilot project is a cohort of five to seven people between the ages of 16 and 24 that will be empowered to develop and award grant(s) in their communities. To that end, we are launching a competitive Request for Proposals to provide funding for development and execution of such a pilot on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is June 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Community Engagement Mini-Grants
The Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Engagement grant provides up to $5,000 to non-profits, community associations, faith-based organizations and others in activities such as tree plantings, rain gardens, stream cleanups, and other projects to enhance communities and improve natural resources. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. 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 June 4, 2021. 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. and Henry J. Knott Foundation: Grant Program
The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore. They award approximately $2.5 million in grants each year across five program areas: Arts & Humanities; Catholic Activities; Education: Catholic Schools and Private Schools, Private colleges and universities; Health Care; and Human Services. Applications begin with a letter of inquiry and are accepted three times a year. The next deadline to submit a Letter Of Inquiry is June 7, 2021. 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.

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.