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 Children & Youth Fund (BCYF): 2023 Grassroots Fund
BCYF is a nonprofit organization stewarding public funds to ensure our children and youth are healthy, ready to succeed in school and live in stable, safe and supportive families and communities. The Grassroots Fund addresses traditional gaps in Baltimore’s funding landscape by providing funding for grassroots, Baltimore-based, youth-serving organizations to support its overall mission. BCYF is awarding $150,000 three-year grants to up to 30 eligible community-accountable organizations. The deadline to submit your application is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 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, May 2, 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 Friday, April 28, 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.

Enterprise Community Partners: Thome Aging Well Program Grant
Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit that exists to make a good home possible for the millions of families without one. A total of up to $6 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations providing support to adults aged 55 or older with low incomes residing in the states of Maryland and Michigan. Grants will be awarded to organizations that either seek to scale supportive services and programs (e.g., social engagement, emotional well-being, skills training, and physical, mental and financial health) or modifications to the built environment (accessibility, minor home repair, and building safety). The deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 14, 2023, by 11:59 PM. 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.

Horizon Foundation: 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. Applications for the 2023 Community Opportunity grants are now open! These one-time grants for up to $20,000 help nonprofits carry out their mission more effectively and build capacity in areas such as building advocacy efforts, board development and strategic planning, and more. The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Click here for more information.

J.M. Kaplan Fund: J.M.K. Innovation Prize
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. The Prize was designed to fill this gap in philanthropy, nurturing ideas that other funders may deem too risky or nascent. Anticipating the challenges of a startup organization, the Prize combines unrestricted funding with consultative support from our staff and partners. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28, 2023. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Youth As Resources (YAR): Youth Grant Opportunities
Youth up to 23 years old are invited to apply for funds for community organizing projects aimed at addressing critical issues. Youth-owned businesses are also encouraged to apply. Youth applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops offered. Youth may choose to bring one optional adult supporter. Grants from $500 - $5,000 are available for community-building projects and social enterprises created and controlled by youth. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 28, 2023. Click here for more information.