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 Community Foundation: William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund Grants
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation believes that arts and culture play a central role in the development and growth of healthy individuals and thriving communities and commits its resources to promote and sustain a vibrant arts and culture sector in the metropolitan Baltimore area. The program awards grants ranging from $1,500 and $45,000 to cultural organizations in support of organizational effectiveness initiatives, efforts to promote local artists and their work, and initiatives to provide cultural experiences that welcome people of all backgrounds, enhance the lives of metro Baltimore residents, and strengthen the region’s sense of cohesion and identity. The next deadline to apply is Friday, July 14, 2023. 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.

Baltimore Community Foundation: Stronger Schools & Neighborhoods Grant
The Baltimore Community Foundation welcomes applications from organizations across Baltimore City and Baltimore County that are strengthening schools and building neighborhoods where children and families can thrive.The Baltimore Community Foundation recently adopted a new strategic plan to guide our work from 2023 – 2025. Under it, our strategic discretionary grantmaking remains centered on schools and neighborhoods, but we will no longer focus on targeted geographic communities. Instead, we welcome applications from organizations across Baltimore City and Baltimore County that are strengthening schools and building neighborhoods where children and families can thrive. The next deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 8, 2023. 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 Thursday, August 31, 2023. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Maryland Food Bank: Neighbor Impact Grant Program
The Maryland Food Bank (MFB) is inviting proposals for a new, competitive grant initiative open to both current MFB Partners and Non-Partner, 501(c)(3) organizations. The Neighbor Impact Grant Program will support innovative approaches that have the potential to bring about lasting change, if they succeed. We are looking for partners willing to create and test ideas quickly – learning from initial lessons – and make changes midstream to improve on an idea as part of the innovation process. If your organization spearheads work in line with MFB’s Strategic Plan that addresses “deeply rooted causes of hunger while opening up pathways out of food insecurity and toward greater local resilience,” then we hope that you’ll consider submitting a proposal. MFB is dedicating at least $1 million to this initiative over a two-year period and will award grants to approximately six organizations. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on Monday, July 31, 2023. Click here for more information.

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.

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 $1,000 grants each month to artists in 20 cities including Baltimore, MD. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Truist Foundation: Grant Opportunities
Truist Foundation's vision is to inspire and build economic mobility and wealth-building for underserved communities and strives to achieve this through our support of two key pillars: 1) Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility and 2) Strengthening Small Businesses. For more information, the Truist Foundation has a webinar recording posted for potential applicants. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 31, 2023. 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.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore: Community Grant Program
Waterfront Partnership aims to distribute $30,000 in small grants ($1,000-$5,000) to projects located in targeted communities on Baltimore’s east side. The program awards funds for projects that will clean and beautify public spaces and reduce the amount of trash and other pollution ending up in the Harbor. In addition to receiving funds, awardees commit to learning about their local environment and the Baltimore Harbor by participating in activities such as lectures, walking tours, and boat trips. Interested in applying for a community beautification grant? Submit the Grant Interest Form with a brief description of your proposed project. A representative from Waterfront Partnership will be in touch within five business days. If you have questions, please email Leanna Wetmore at Leanna@waterforntpartnership.orgClick here for more information.