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

Awesome Foundation: Baltimore Grants
The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants. These micro-grants come out of pockets of the chapter's "trustees" and are given to people and groups working on awesome projects. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Civic Fund: Baltimore Non-Profit Relief Fund
Nonprofit organizations with 501c3 tax-exempt status located in Baltimore City are eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding to help address the ongoing negative financial impacts of COVID-19. Grant funds can be used for future needs and to address the effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its negative economic impacts. Unlike the prior round of the Nonprofit Relief Fund, which was reimbursement-only, this opportunity allows organizations to apply for support for both past expenditures and future projected needs. The deadline to apply is July 23, 2021. Click here for more information.

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Community Greening Grants
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with Baltimore City Department of Public Works, is excited to announce that the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is now open! The program funds projects that reduce polluted runoff, increase tree canopy, provide educational opportunities, and improve or create local natural resources like community green spaces, parks, and wildlife habitats. The grant funds three distinct tracks: Outreach, Restoration, and combined Outreach + Restoration.  The deadline to apply is August 11, 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 September 1, 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 Horizon Foundation: 2020 Community Opportunity Grants
The Horizon Foundation makes grants to organizations working to address our strategic priorities and the broader goal of improving the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County. Community Opportunity Grants help nonprofits carry out their mission more effectively. These are one-time grants with applications accepted on a rolling basis annually from January until Community Opportunity Grant funds are depleted. 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.