Grants to Maryland Organizations Serving
Eligible Regions to Benefit the Community
Knott Foundation Grants
The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation
Funding or PIN Number:
USA: Maryland: Baltimore City and the Counties of Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington
LOI Date: 06/05/23 Deadline: 07/24/23 5:00 PM Receipt
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Grants to Maryland organizations serving eligible regions to benefit the community. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal and complete required registrations prior to applying. Focus areas include arts and humanities, health care, human services, education, and Catholic activities. Funding may be requested for operating expenses, capital expenses, new and ongoing programs, development, and technology. Requests are accepted from organizations and programs serving the Archdiocese of Baltimore, including Baltimore City and the following Maryland counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington.
Catholic Activities: The Foundation supports organizations and programs that espouse the values and doctrines of the Catholic Church. Through its focus on Catholic activities, the Foundation supports churches, faith communities, religious orders, retreat houses and spiritual centers. For more information, see http://www.knottfoundation.org/programs/catholic_activities.
Education: The Foundation continues a commitment to education by prioritizing Catholic education. The Foundation also supports special needs schools, private colleges and universities, out-of-school-time programs, and other education-related activities that provide opportunity for students and produce lasting outcomes within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, see http://www.knottfoundation.org/programs/education.
Health Care: The Foundation continues its founders’ commitment in health care by supporting compassionate care needs of families and their caregivers. The Foundation concentrates on programs that provide curative, preventative, rehabilitative, and palliative care, as well as patient support services. For more information, see http://www.knottfoundation.org/programs/health_care.
Human Services: The Foundation meets many human service needs within the community. Grants touch numerous areas -- from helping to meet people’s basic needs, to housing and homelessness, to workforce development, to family and children’s services. For more information, see http://www.knottfoundation.org/programs/human_services
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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Requests are accepted from organizations and programs serving the Archdiocese of Baltimore, including Baltimore City and the following Maryland counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington.
- Unrestricted grants
- Requests that would sub-grant awards
- Endowment funds
- Medical research
- One-time-only events, seminars, or workshops
- Organizations in operation for less than one year
- Political activities
- Pro-choice causes and reproductive health services in direct conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church
- Public school education and public sector agencies
- Reimbursable(s) or any prior expenses
The Foundation accepts submissions three (3) times per year in February, June, and October.
- Letter of Inquiry: 10/3/2022
- Full Proposal: 11/21/2022
- Grant Award: 2/14/2023
- Letter of Inquiry: 2/6/2023
- Full Proposal: 3/27/2023
- Grant Award: 6/13/2023
- Letter of Inquiry: 6/5/2023
- Full Proposal: 7/24/2023
- Grant Award: 10/11/2023
All application deadlines are based on a 5:00 p.m. EST “received by” status on the published date.
The grant application process begins with a Letter of Inquiry. Full Grant Proposals are accepted on an invitation-only basis. After your invitation to submit a full grant proposal has been issued, you will receive an email containing instructions on accessing the second step in the online grantmaking process.
Registration for the grants portal can take up to two business days to be approved. Therefore, the Foundation recommends that all new users register for an account at least one week prior to a letter of inquiry deadline.
All Archdiocesan schools submitting a letter of inquiry should share their letter with the Division of Schools at least two weeks in advance of submission. Additionally, all Archdiocesan schools seeking technology-related support should contact Mr. Joe Oleszczuk, Director of IT/Education, at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the Foundation's published deadline for submission.
All organizations being considered for a grant award will be contacted by either a Knott Foundation Trustee or staff member to schedule a site visit. Site visits are generally conducted within 45 days of the published deadline for full grant proposal submissions.