Grants

Abell Foundation – Small Grants
The Abell Foundation funds projects and programs that enhance quality of life in Maryland, with a focus on Baltimore City. Their small grant program accepts requests of less than $10,000 on a rolling basis.

https://abell.org/applying-funding

Baltimore City Children & Youth Fund

www.bcyfund.org

Baltimore Community Foundation – Neighborhood Grant

Grants that give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and encourage the next generation of neighborhood leaders.

https://bcf.org/for-grantseekers/grants/

Baltimore City DHCD Community Catalyst Grants

Operating and capital grants to support locally-driven revitalization initiatives and help advance neighborhood revitalization and transformation.

https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/nd/community-catalyst-grants

Baltimore Heritage Area Association (BHAA) Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program

https://www.explorebaltimore.org/grants/heritage-neighborhoods-grants

Baltimore National Heritage Area – Neighborhood Placemaking Grant

This program provides up to $5,000 in matching funds for projects that promote cultural heritage tourism (non-capital) projects within the heritage geographic area.

www.explorebaltimore.org/grants/heritage-neighborhoods-grants

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts - Community Arts Grants

The Community Arts Grant makes awards to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to enliven underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects.

www.promotionandarts.org/grants/community-art-grants

Baltimore City Environmental Control Board Grants

Grant programs include the Care-A-Lot Grant Program, Love Your Block Program, and Say YES! Grant Program.

https://ecb.baltimorecity.gov/grant-opportunities%C2%A0

BGE Green Grants

https://www.bge.com/SafetyCommunity/Community/Pages/GreenGrants.aspx

Bmore Beautiful- Neighborhood-led Beautification Program

https://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/BMORE_Beautiful

Celebrate Urban Birds Grants

https://celebrateurbanbirds.org/community/minigrants/

Chesapeake Bay Trust - Community Engagement Mini-Grant

This grant supports activities that enhance communities, engage residents, and improve natural resources.

www.cbtrust.org/community-engagement/

Chesapeake Bay Trust – Outreach and Restoration Grant Program

https://cbtrust.org/grants/outreach-and-restoration/

France-Merrick Foundation

The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings, including capital grants, as opposed to annual giving or ongoing operational support.. 

https://france-merrickfdn.org/apply-grant

Forever Maryland – Citizen Stewardship Grant

https://forevermaryland.org/environmental-grants/#citizen_stewardship

Goldseker Foundation
The Goldseker Foundation makes grants primarily in the areas of community development, education, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. The foundation also has Management Assistance Grants that provide funds for nonprofit organizations to engage the consulting expertise needed to facilitate initiatives such as strategic planning, program evaluation, merger exploration, and fund development and sustainability.

https://goldsekerfoundation.org/grants/

Johns Hopkins University - Neighborhood Fund

Provides grants of up to $15,000 in communities near Johns Hopkins campuses for projects related to community revitalization, education, employment, health, and public safety.

http://hopkinsworklife.org/community_engagement/jh_neighborhood_fund/request_funding/

Keep Maryland Beautiful Cleaning and Greening

http://dnr.maryland.gov/met/Pages/grant_programs.aspx

Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits Program

Community Investment Tax Credits support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations by awarding allocations of State tax credits for use as incentives to attract contributions from individuals and businesses to benefit local projects and services.

https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/CITC.aspx

Maryland Department of Agriculture Small Farm and Urban Agriculture Program

Maryland’s new Small Farm and Urban Agriculture Program provides financial assistance to support small-scale agricultural operations located in urban, peri-urban, rural, and suburban areas.

https://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Pages/Small-Farm-and-UrbanAgricultureProgram.aspx

Maryland DHCD Community Safety Works Grants

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grants to improve the livability and economic potential of Maryland communities through targeted investments in crime prevention that impact community safety.

https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/csw/default.aspx

Maryland Environmental Trust - Keep Maryland Beautiful Cleaning and Greening
Environmental education and cleanup grants are available to nonprofits, schools and municipalities who do environmental educations projects, community engagement and neighborhood greening initiatives.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/met/Pages/grant_programs.aspx

National Endowment for the Arts - Challenge America Grant
Supports primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.

www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

www.arts.gov/grants/recent-grants/grant-announcements

Parks & People Foundation’s Neighborhood Greening Grants

www.parksandpeople.org/grants/grant-opportunities/

PNC Transformative Arts Grant

www.promotionandarts.org/grants/transformative-art-prize

The Awesome Foundation

https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/about_us

State of Maryland Capital Grants Program

Funds for a Capital Grant may be sought/requested as a Legislative Bond Initiative​​ sponsored by a State Senator or Delegate or as an Administration initiative as part of the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan (MCCBL) or in the Governor's budget. 

https://dgs.maryland.gov/Pages/Grants/index.aspx

United Way of Central Maryland - Neighborhood Grant

Grants support neighborhood-centered projects that will be informed by residents and inspire community connection.

www.uwcm.org/funding-opportunities-for-organizations

Youth as Resources for Community Organizing Carried out by Youth

http://www.youthasresources.org/

Youth Leadership for Change Grant

https://www.bcf.org/For-Grant-Scholarship-Seekers/Grants/Youth-Leadership-for-Change-Grant-Program