During Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry’s first few months in office, the policy and process challenges faced by nonprofits and fiscal partners doing business with the City are readily apparent and numerous. You are invited to join Celeste Amato, Chief of Staff of the Baltimore City Comptroller, for a conversation intended to build out the initial list of issues that the Comptroller’s office has identified as needing attention and to discuss the formation of a stakeholder group to continue engaging with the Comptroller’s office around issues, improvements, and to outline what a more ideal partnership could look like between local government and the nonprofit and fiscal partners.
Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual opportunity for grantmakers and regional associations to meet with their federal lawmakers to personally discuss their work with members of Congress. The next Foundations on the Hill will take place virtually March 16 - 18 and 23 - 25, 2021. Through a mix of virtual meetings, digital advocacy opportunities, and social media engagement, Foundations on the Hill attendees and advocates will take sector legislative priorities directly to members of Congress, sharing the vision of a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.
Join us for a conversation with Laura Weeldreyer, Executive Director of Maryland Family Network, and some of our region’s child care providers to shed light on how national predictions are playing out in Maryland. Participants will learn how to support the safe, responsible re-opening of child care across the state, as well as how we rebuild a stronger and more sustainable industry made for all children and their caregivers.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Mission Investors Exchange for a discussion about place-based impact investing practices in Maryland. Several case studies will be shared and discussed to understand what it looks like for foundations to elevate community priorities by investing in place.
Join us for a conversation about food access and innovative transit practices in South Baltimore. We will discuss the opportunities for addressing access issues in the South Baltimore region, understand the vision and goals for the South Baltimore Lyft Grocery Access Program, and gather suggestions on what the pilot program evaluation should capture.
Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders for a conversation about alternative policing strategies for behavioral health. We will receive an overview of the behavioral health components of the Consent Decree, and discuss the potential alternatives needed in the system of care to promote diversion. We will hear from Crista Taylor, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Terry Hickey, from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Neighborhood Patrol Division – the CPIC leaders.
Please join us for a conversation with Reginald Moore, Director of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. Director Moore will discuss his vision and strategies for the Department of Recreation and Parks, as well as its priorities, assets, and challenges. Time will be allotted to engage in questions and discussion of ways Maryland Philanthropy Network members can collaborate or align with the Department’s initiatives.
Join the Education Affinity Group and Steven Hicks, from MSDE, to learn more about Maryland's Preschool Development Birth through Five grant from the Federal Government (PDG B-5).
When the nominations of 149 Opportunity Zones across Maryland were announced in April by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the Maryland Department of Commerce, many across the state took notice. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Community Investment Affinity Group to hear an overview of the program from Frank Dickson and Melissa Bondi.