🔥 Grant & Scholarship Resources 💥

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Maryland Annual Grant Resources for Business


Requests for Proposals
The Abell Foundation: Regular 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. In addition to providing grant funding, the Foundation supports our nonprofit partners through connection to our local and national networks, as well as our team’s deep experience in and knowledge of Baltimore as it relates to our program areas. The small grants program includes all requests of $10,000 or less. The next deadline to apply is October 15, 2022. 
The Abell FoundationSmall 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. 
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. 
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. 
Baltimore's Promise and The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Youth Grantmakers Initiative
The Youth Grantmakers (YG) Initiative endeavors to establish a permanent, youth-led grantmaking body through which public and private youth-serving resources can flow. In this first cycle of grantmaking, YGs will be allocating $500,000 in resources to support Baltimore City’s older youth ages 16 - 24 as they navigate to and through postsecondary opportunities. Funded partners will ideally provide individualized approaches that meet older youth where they are, have approaches that show true collaboration between older youth and adults, and support resources for older youth that are long-term or link to long-term support. YGs encourage organizations to be audacious in their proposal development. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23, at 12:00 PM. 
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County: Grants for Teachers
The purpose of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's Grants 4 Teachers program is to fund highly creative ideas that would otherwise be impossible due to school system funding constraints. Grants are awarded from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500. A volunteer committee of citizens including retired teachers, business people, and parents review the applications. The application process is easy and the grant is awarded directly to the school on behalf of a teacher. Applications are due September 30, 2022. 
Community Foundation of Frederick County: FY23 Strategic Grants Program
The Community Foundation of Frederick County's grantmaking program supports a wide variety of community interests and causes with one end goal in mind: improving the quality of life in Frederick County. This grant cycle awards funding related to the Community Foundation's strategic initiatives which are based upon the 2018 Human Needs Assessment and the update that was conducted in spring 2022. Applications are due September 15, 2022. 
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. 
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. Most management assistance grant recipients have operating budgets of less than $2 million. 
The Horizon Foundation of Howard County: Mental Health Resiliency Grants
The Horizon Foundation is seeking partners to help protect and support mental wellbeing. Specifically, they are seeking creative solutions from organizations to help build and strengthen our resilience as a community. Proposals must address at least one of the following three areas of resilience: Physical: Investing in physical health and wellness to increase protective benefits from a healthy lifestyle; Personal: Supporting education in emotional regulation, reactivity and impulsivity, and problem-solving; Social: Establishing social supports to build connections to family, peers and mentors. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 26, 2022.
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.
Lockhart Vaughan Foundation:  Grants Program
Through strategic grant making, the Lockhart Vaughan Foundation seeks to do its part in achieving three ambitious goals for Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore children will have access to a quality public education in pre-K through 12th grade; Baltimore residents will enjoy a greener environment and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay with healthy watersheds; and Baltimore will be a city with vibrant neighborhoods. New organizations must submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on October 20, 2022. 
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. 
Red Bull Arts: Microgrant Program
Direct funding to artists is always essential 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 by 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. 
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.
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. Applications are open on a rolling basis.
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. 
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