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As a membership organization, we are pleased to provide Requests for Proposals, or "RFP"'s from our members to the broader community.

latest requests for proposals:


1. The Venable Foundation

The Venable Foundation supports a wide range of charitable and cultural endeavors benefiting Baltimore communities, including: children's services; homeless shelters and food programs; community organizations; and educational, artistic and cultural events and organizations. Applications are due March 1, 2017. 


2. The Helen J. Serini Foundation 

The Helen J. Serini Foundation is committed to investing in the leadership of their community's non-profits to ensure success today and into the future. In order to do so, they are excited to announce the launch of their newest grants program: Leadership Development Grants. This small grants program was launched specifically to provide leadership and/or professional development for key staff and volunteers within their community's nonprofit organizations. Click here for more information an details on how to apply.


3. Chesapeake Bay Trust 

The Chesapeake Bay Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns (G3) Grant Program funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III (EPA), Chesapeake Bay Trust (Trust), and the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability with support from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, was created to support design projects, financing strategies, and/or implementation of green street projects. The goal of the Chesapeake Bay G3 Grant Program is to help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, improve the health of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, and enhance quality of life and community livability. Deadline is March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 


4. Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative

Family League is excited to join 10 other partners in the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative this year. Together, we’re awarding more than $2 million to fund summer fun and learning programs for children and youth in Baltimore. Family League is especially focused on programs emphasizing STEM, strengthening literacy, children and youth with special needs, jobs for young people, college and career-readiness activities, and opportunities for youth up to age 21. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017.


5. Community Foundation of Howard County Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Howard County is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for their 2017 scholarship cycle. The Foundation administers many scholarships, some of which are school specific and others that are available to private schools. A complete list of available scholarships and eligibility criteria can be found in the Scholarship section of their website. The last day to submit an application is March 6. To begin the application process, register with their Application Portal.


6. Open Society Institute-Baltimore

Applications are now available for OSI-Baltimore's Community Fellowships Program, established in 1998 to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences, and professional experiences to serve marginalized communities. Now a corps of more than 180 individuals, Baltimore Community Fellows have established some of the most respected and successful initiatives in Baltimore, including Wide Angle Youth Media, Community Law in Action, Thread, Book Thing of Baltimore, Community Conferencing, the Right to Housing Alliance, and Bikemore. The 2017 cohort marks 20 years of network-building in the program. Read about our 2016 fellows here.


7. United Way of Central Maryland

Poverty is a critical issue in our community – one that is at the root of many problems. Using a collective impact approach, United Way of Central Maryland is changing the odds for families and communities in Maryland in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties by focusing on the basic building blocks of a self-sufficient life: education, housing, employment and health. Apply for United Way Funding. 


8. The BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge aims to foster community collaborations with hospitals and government agencies to address social and environmental factors that influence health, such as air and water quality, housing, and early-childhood development. Two-year, $250,000 grants will be awarded to 18 partnerships that include a nonprofit organization or coalition, a hospital or health system, and a local health department. First-round applications are due by Feb. 21, second-round applications by May 23. For more information, please visit:


9. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Grants Supporting Military Members and their Families

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation seeks grant requests from nonprofits serving veterans and their families in the areas of workforce development, physical/mental health, and barrier elimination. These areas have been selected because they align with current Foundation goals, promote reintegration of military members, and offer significant funding opportunities. Click here for details

10. 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

11. The Goldseker Foundation

Management Assistance Grants are available. 


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